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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

 

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Will County receives funding for Community Friendly Freight Mobility Study
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Will County receives funding for Community Friendly Freight Mobility Study

Comprehensive effort bringing all stakeholders together to focus on solutions

     Will County accepted $750,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation today to support a comprehensive freight study that will help guide future planning and decision making regarding the continued growth of the freight industry in Will County. The Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Study seeks to be a holistic planning approach covering freight mobility, land use integration, workforce development and community livability.

     A recent meeting of local industry leaders and county officials, held on Thursday, February 9 at Joliet Junior College, formally launched the outreach to the private sector. The purpose of this meeting was to gather information from individuals working in the freight industry sector to help the County identify and prioritize current issues and needs.

     “I was very impressed with the number of participants at this first industry forum,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “Representatives from various public and private sectors came together to discuss challenges and ideas related to this study.”

     Will County has been recognized as one of Illinois’ fastest growing counties in Illinois and the largest inland port in North America. The rapid economic rapid growth, coupled with continued population growth, have increased the strain on transportation infrastructure across the county. This study will help design investment strategies for future improvements.

     “This study will provide a regional and national perspective to the transportation network in Will County,” said John Greuling, president of the Will County Center for Economic Development. “This is an important study to allow national and international businesses to thrive while protecting the quality of life for the residents of Will County.”

     The County has retained Ann Schneider, former Illinois Secretary of Transportation and former chair of the national freight task force, to serve as project director for this study. Schneider has witnessed firsthand the county’s rapid economic growth and understands the challenge of balancing the needs of residents, agriculture and commercial development in the area.

     “The goal of this study is to amplify the County’s return on investment,” Schneider said. “We need to reduce truck traffic on local streets and make intermodal transportation safer and more efficient.”

     A key aspect of the Freight Plan will include the development of performance measures which will be used to develop a one, five, and 10-year prioritized investment strategy and freight-oriented workforce development plan. These will form the basis of the Freight Plan to help guide the actions of the County, the Freight Advisory Council and other stakeholders.  More information on the study can be found at www.willcountyfreight.org.

 

 

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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

This application is now closed. Thank you for applying. If you have submitted an application to the program your application is under review. If you have questions regarding your application please email caresnfp@willcountyillinois.com.

 

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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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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