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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 honors 48 schools with Earth Flag Awards
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Will County honors 48 schools with Earth Flag Awards

Will County honors 48 schools with Earth Flag Awards

JOLIET – Nearly 700 students and staff members from 24 Will County schools attended the Earth Flag Awards ceremony at Rialto Square Theater in Joliet.

Another 24 schools also won the award after working with the Joan O’Keefe, the Environmental Educator with the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department, but were unable to attend.

     “Kids have better ideas than adults,” O’Keefe told the students. Adults get set in their thinking, she explained, while kids will take steps to try different ways to solve problems.

Regional Superintendent of Schools Shawn Walsh encouraged the students to use what they have learned as part of the Earth Flag program in their daily lives.

     “Continue to practice what you have learned, and share it with your family and friends. We only have this Earth to call our home. Let us all take care of it together.”

Also named were the TREX plastic bag challenge winners. TREX manufactures decking and outdoor furniture from recycled plastic, and sponsors a contest each year to see which schools can collect the most plastic bags.

For the third consecutive year, the winner was St. Mary Nativity of Joliet. Coming in second and third, respectively, were Pioneer Path School of Channahon and Frankfort Square School of Frankfort.

Earth Flag Award winning schools represented at the ceremony on May 13 were:

A. Vito Martinez Middle School, Romeoville; Arlene Welch Elementary School, Naperville; Carl Sandburg Elementary School, Joliet; Center for Disability Services, Melvin J. Larson Educational Center, Joliet; Creekside Elementary School, Plainfield; Eagle Pointe Elementary School, Plainfield; Elwood Elementary School, Elwood; Fairmont Elementary School, Lockport; Forest Park School, Joliet; Frankfort Square School, Frankfort; Freedom Elementary School, Plainfield; Holy Family School, Shorewood; and

Hufford Junior High School, Joliet; John R. Tibbot School, Bolingbrook; Kenneth L. Hermansen School, Romeoville; Pioneer Path School, Channahon; Reed Custer Middle School, Braidwood; Richland Elementary School, Crest Hill; Sator Sanchez Elementary School, Joliet; St. Joseph School, Lockport; St. Mary Nativity School, Joliet; St. Rose School, Wilmington; Taft Elementary School, Joliet; and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Joliet.

Schools which also won but were unable to attend were:

Arnold J. Tyler School, New Lenox; Arbury Hills Mokena; Aux Sable Middle School, Joliet; Brooks Middle School, Bolingbrook; Central Elementary School, Plainfield; Chelsea Elementary School, Frankfort; Haines Elementary School, New Lenox; Hilda Walker Intermediate School, Tinley Park; Irene King School, Romeoville; Jonas E. Salk School, Bolingbrook; Kelvin Grove Junior High School, Lockport; Lakewood Falls Elementary School, Romeoville; and

Liberty Elementary School, Bolingbrook, L.J. Schilling School, Homer Glen, Ludwig Elementary School, Lockport; Monee Elementary School, Monee, Peotone Junior High School, Peotone; R.C. Hill Elementary School, Romeoville; William B. Orenic Intermediate School, Plainfield; William E. Young School, Homer Glen; and William J. Butler School, Homer Glen.

Additional information about the Will County Land Use Department and its activities can be found at www.willcountygreen.com. The department is led by Director Curt Paddock and is under County Executive Larry Walsh’s office. 

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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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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

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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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Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

Due to the continued success of its drive-thru job fairs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will be hosting an event from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road.
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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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