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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

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Will County Executive Walsh to call special County Board meeting to address funding for critical Health Department mental health services

Will County Executive Larry Walsh has issued an Executive Order to convene a special meeting of the County Board.  This is one of only a few times he has used this authority to call a special County Board meeting. The purpose is to address an emergency funding request for the Health Department. The meeting is slated to immediately follow the May county board meeting on Thursday, May 19.

“This is an extremely important issue that will affect critical services for the residents of Will County,” Walsh said. “I think it is necessary to have the issue presented to the full county board, rather than just a few select members of the Executive Committee."

Earlier this month, Sue Olenek, executive director of the health department, presented a proposal requesting $426,873 to reinstate critical services in the Behavioral Health division of the County’s Health department.  These include Adult Mental Health services, the Crisis Response Program, and the Juvenile Justice program which includes extensive case management and advocacy for youth in the justice system to the Executive Committee members. This funding would help restore some of the essential services threatened due to the state’s budget crisis. The initial request was denied by a 4-6 vote by the Executive Committee.

“Each and every county board member has a duty to serve the residents of our county,” said Walsh. “So each and every board member should have the opportunity to weigh in on this request.  I am hopeful that once the full board hears the presentation we will get an approval to loan these funds to the Health Department to keep these critical services available for the remainder of the current fiscal year.”

The special meeting will convene immediately following the regular monthly County Board meeting, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 in the County Board Room, 2nd floor, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet.

 

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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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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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