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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site
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Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Last week, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, and county board members Herb Brooks, Jr. and Don Moran toured the construction site of the new Will County courthouse. The 10-story, $195 million structure has made significant progress since the groundbreaking in December 2017.

“This project has been needed for a long time,” said Walsh. “This is an important investment for county government in downtown Joliet and I am proud it is being completed with local labor.”

The new courthouse will have 38 courtrooms and will be filled with the latest in security and other technology. The glass-paned building will be one of the tallest in downtown Joliet.

“The courthouse being built is not only state of the art but a great addition to downtown Joliet,” said O’Dekirk. “Thanks to all of our partners at Will County for the commitment they made to our city.”

The front hallways of the courthouse, on the upper floors, will have floor to ceiling windows which offer views of the downtown area and will allow natural light. Sub-floor heating and air-conditioning units and green roofs on both the tower and the administration building will keep operation costs down.

“The county board has been very diligent in ensuring this project is completed within our budget,” said Brooks, chair of the Capital Improvements Committee of the county board. “This courthouse will accommodate the needs of Will County now and in the future as we grow to an anticipated one million residents by 2040.”

“I am proud the county board has chosen to use local tradespeople to build this courthouse,” Moran, co-chair of the Capital Improvements Committee, said. “We have many talented, reputable companies in Will County and we offer our own economic stimulus hiring our local labor folks. Not only are the people actually doing the day to day work from local companies, but we are using local materials whenever possible.”

The new county courthouse is slated for substantial completion by September 2020 and final completion by late December 2020.
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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
 
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

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Non-Profit Application

Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and must be received by Monday, November 16, 2020. Please review the following Application instructions and apply by clicking the button below. 

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Tribute to Former Will County Executive Larry Walsh 10.15.2020

Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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