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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

Will County Discusses Plans for Distribution of CARES ACT Funding
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County Discusses Plans for Distribution of CARES ACT Funding

County to distribute more than $120 million with local municipalities, small business, farmers, non-profits, and social service agencies

Last week, the Will County Board held a special ad-hoc committee meeting to decide additional allocations of more than $120.5 million in funding from the federal CARES Act. The economic stimulus bill has been distributed to state and larger local governments for expenses directly related to the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are being extremely careful in our decisions to distribute this relief funding,” said County Executive Denise Winfrey. “So many have been impacted by COVID-19 and the reductions in funding caused by this major health issue, while the requests for assistance continue to mount. We must follow the federal guidelines to ensure that proper assistance is given to those who need it most.”

Will County has created a robust page on its website that fully explains the CARES Act funding and outlines the application process. Applications can be download and submitted online at this website page. In addition, visitors can sign up for regular electronic notices at www.willcountyillinois.com.

Applications for local governments to apply will be available beginning Monday, August 10 via the County’s main website – www.willcountyillinois.com. Applications for local government assistance will be accepted through Sept. 4 and will be evaluated individually as they are received and processed quickly.

Will County plans to initially allocate $33 million to support cities, villages and other units of local government. The County has also allocated another $33 million to support countywide services including the courts, public health, and voting services. These funds can be used to cover prior qualified expenses but cannot be used to make up for lost revenue.
“It is important we get this funding into the hands of our local governments as quickly as possible,” said County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan. “Our local governmental entities provide critical services directly to our resident and have been hard hit by the COVID crisis.”

Additional funding will be distributed to local small business owners and farms, non-profit organizations, and agencies that provide assistance to households, including people who are homeless. Updates on the availability of these funds will be posted on the CARES Act page.

“The County Board has been working to finalize the funding application for local businesses and the other categories of funding that we will be making available to the Will County community,” said County Board member Mike Fricilone. “We have worked together to do what is best for everyone while still being very fiscally responsible. There is more to come in the next few weeks so stay tuned.”

Interested local government entities should visit the county website at www.willcountyillinois.com/CARES-Act for more information and to complete an application.

Information about the CARES Act funding, including guidelines and FAQs, is available on the county website at www.willcountyillinois.com click on the CARES Act tab at the top of the page.
 

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

Local Government Assistance Application


Small Business Assistance 

The application will be posted and accepted starting Monday, August 24. All applications must be received by Monday, September 28.

Small Business Assistance Application - English

Small Business Assistance Application -Spanish

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

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Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair  in Frankfort Township

Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair in Frankfort Township

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.  

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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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Public Health & Safety Committee - 10:00 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, 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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