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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 to continue heroin prevention efforts through JAG funding

     At today’s meeting of the Will County Board, members voted unanimously to pursue additional funds to continue heroin abuse prevention efforts in Will County. The board approved the county executive’s recommended application for a Justice Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  The proposed work will utilize the Robert Crown Center for Health Education’s heroin prevention curriculum in the Lincoln Way High Schools and the Wilmington Community Unit School District.

     “Heroin abuse continues to plague our entire nation and as county leaders, we are obligated to do as much as possible to help fight this crisis,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These federal grant dollars will enable us to continue to educate our children about the dangers of heroin and other prescription drug abuse.”

      The County has been able to offer the heroin prevention curriculum to schools in the Valley View School District and the Plainfield School District through previous JAG dollars. The Robert Crown heroin prevention curriculum teaches children to understand the risk of drug use and specifically targets prescription pain medication and heroin.

     Through the 2016 JAG, the curriculum will be presented to approximately 1,750 freshmen students in the Lincoln Way High School district and 210 eighth and ninth grade students in the Wilmington School District.

     “We are very thankful to Will County for offering this important prevention education to our students and their families,” said Dr. Matt Swick, soon to be superintendent for the Wilmington School District. “Our communities have been particularly hard hit by this heroin crisis and we must do all we can to educate our students about the dangers of drug abuse.”

     In addition, Will County successfully launched a Narcan program in 2015 which equipped And trained first responders to administer the powerful antidote to revive those experiencing an overdose from heroin abuse.

   “We are approaching the heroin epidemic in a comprehensive way,” Walsh said. “By educating students in a pro-active manner before they get caught up in this awful drug and also having first responders prepared to deal with the negative consequences of heroin use, we are hoping to save lives and get people on the road to recovery.”

 

 

 

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
 
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

Local Government Assistance Application


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. 

Non-Profit Instructions & Application


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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Will County Board - 9:30 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board 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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