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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 Residents Encouraged to “Rethink Your Drink”
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Will County Residents Encouraged to “Rethink Your Drink”

Campaign designed to reduce sugar-sweetened drinks consumption

     The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative is proud to announce the launch of “Rethink Your Drink”, an educational campaign to encourage residents to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. The campaign is sponsored by the MAPP Chronic Care Action team and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet. One can of soda contains more than the recommended daily sugar intake for an adult.

     “By eliminating sugary drinks from our diets, we can easily lose weight as well as lessen our risk for other chronic illness,” said Patsy Harris, Diabetic Education Coordinator at Silver Cross Hospital and co-chair of the MAPP Chronic Care Action team. “It is something so simple that everyone can do to improve their health starting today.”

     According to the Center for Disease Control, one-third of children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Sugar-sweetened beverages aid in increasing the obesity rates which are linked to many life-threatening diseases like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. 

     The campaign encourages residents to take a 30-day challenge and reduce or eliminate sugary drinks from their diets. Through local media messages and a comprehensive website, the campaign will also encourage local Will County organizations to host Rethink Your Drink events at their sites and remind their clients, students, or workforce to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake.  Organizations can visit the website: www.willrethinkyourdrink.org to obtain a free toolkit and free printed materials.

     “We want to promote healthy living in Will County,” Harris said. “By reminding our residents to “Rethink Your Drink”, we think this is a good start to adopting new behaviors.”

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Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

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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.

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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

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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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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