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Photo Releases

The Will County Board appointed Darren Bennefield (R-Aurora) to the District 5 seat recently vacated by Lee Ann Goodson. Bennefield will serve the remainder of the term that ends in November.  (5/15/14)

Will County Board members receive the first of three checks for $50,000 from Waste Management for the Veterans' Employment Advocacy Project in memory of Lee Addleman (12/19/13)

Will County Board members Diane Zigrossi, Walter Adamic, Denise Winfrey and Herbert Brooks, Jr. join other officials and Fairmont residents while surveying the new sidewalks in front of Fairmont School. (10/24/13)

Will County Board members joined 2,300 county officials from across the country to establish national policies and work collaboratively to find and share innovative solutions to challenges facing American communities. Board members Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) and Steve Wilhelmi (D-Joliet) (pictured left to right), and Diane Zigrossi (D-Crest Hill) (not pictured) participated in the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. (7/22/13)

The Will County Board unanimously elected Herbert Brooks, Jr. (D-Joliet) as its speaker. Democratic members then elected Diane Zigrossi (D-Lockport) as their party chair; and Republicans elected Jim Moustis (R-Frankfort) as their party chair. (12/03/12)

The Will County Board and Auditor Duffy Blackburn accepted an award from the Illinois Policy Institute in connection with its Local Transparency Project, ranking the county fifth out of more than 180 Illinois government bodies (09/20/12)

The Will County Women’s Caucus, a newly formed organization within the Will County Board, sponsored a clothing drive to benefit the H.E.A.R.T. Organization in Bolingbrook. Long or short-sleeved, men’s and women’s white dress shirts are being collected for the organization. The mission of this caucus is to develop and enhance leadership skills through networking, education, idea forums, and mentorship for its members and all women in the county. (07/19/12)

Will County was the recipient of a Sunny Award, which honors the most transparent government websites in the nation. The county received a perfect transparency score. Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, analyzed more than 6,000 government websites before giving the award to less than four percent of those (03/15/12)

Board members placed flowers at Frank Stewart’s empty desk, in memory of him, prior to the start of the February 2012 board meeting (02/16/12)

Board members presented a $50,000 check to the University of St. Francis to help build an art gallery (02/01/12)

Press Releases and Newsletters

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8/21- Board receives award from Illinois Poison Center

7/9- Residents invited to Illiana meeting in Wilmington

6/19- Board approves environmental cleanup along with Laraway Landfill expansion

5/30- Board applauds passage of legislation to fund new judicial facilities

5/29- Aerial spraying for European Gypsy Moth to take place in June

5/15- Board appoints Darren Bennefield to fill District 5 vacancy

4/10- Board goes to Capitol Hill to advocate for local concerns

3/19- 143rd Street improvement plans in Homer Glen revised, most unmountable medians eliminated

2/27- Board members brief Will County Naperville residents on concrete recycling facility settlement

2/7- Residents invited to learn about Affordable Care Act, enroll for coverage

1/17- Board encourages residents to participate in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


12/20- Board sets legislative priorities for new year

11/1- Board’s chief of staff confirmed as higher ed trustee

10/31- Board raises money for breast cancer research, urges residents to help raise awareness

Video: "Where the Sidewalk Begins" - Fairmont Neighborhood Sidewalk Dedication

10/24- Board works to improve Fairmont neighborhood infrastructure

10/18- Board sets 2013 estimated tax levy

10/17- Statement from Speaker Herbert Brooks, Jr. on Illiana Expressway approval by MPO

9/19- Board fights to keep Illiana moving forward

9/19- Board helps set national policies affecting American communities

8/6- Major capital projects set to move forward

7/11- Board reminds residents of West Nile Virus prevention tips

6/3- Will County neighborhood stabilization program ranked 2nd in country

5/16- Board urges Illinois to allow concealed carry

3/28- Board members go to Capitol Hill, advocate for local governments

3/14- Board establishes legislative priorities for 2013

2/19- Waste Management generated $7.5 million for Will County in 2012

1/25- Board greenlights Caton Farm Rd. widening project

1/17- Board celebrates life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/8- Illinois Tollway to provide public access to traffic cameras


12/3- Board reorganizes, elects Brooks as speaker

11/15- Board says goodbye to 12 members, marks end of era

11/15- Board passes balanced 2013 budget

10/22- Traynere completes leadership academy for local government officials

9/28- Traynere appointed to national cybersecurity task force

9/28- Board approves cost saving initiatives ahead of budget work

9/20- Board and Auditor Blackburn recognized by Illinois Policy Institute for high level of transparency, open government

8/23- County applauds new interoperability with Aurora/Naperville

7/30- Denise Winfrey named chair of national employment committee

6/27- Board announces county cooling centers for extreme heat

6/22- County warns groundwater monitoring necessary at local quarries, risk of contamination high

5/24- Chairman Moustis voices support for veterans services

4/25- Henry Travis appointed to board representing District 8

3/26- Diane Seiler-Zigrossi named to Will County Board leadership

3/15- Board urges Governor to cease and desist negotiations with ALNAC, cites major ethics concerns

3/15- Will County wins national transparency award

3/15- Board approves collective bargaining agreement without additional spending

3/9- Board schedules meeting to discuss 95th Street extension in Bolingbrook, Naperville

3/6- Board issues severe weather awareness reminder

3/1- Board encourages residents to learn about electric aggregation before going to the polls

2/22- Board celebrates Black History Month, honors Frank Stewart

2/10- Board mourns death of longtime member Frank Stewart

2/1- Board, University of St. Francis work together to redevelop downtown Joliet

1/20- Chairman Moustis urges local control of 3rd airport

1/12- Board announces affirmation of strong financial rating


12/15- County pledges support for art and education

11/21- Board denies cargo container variance in Channahon

11/18- Board passes balanced 2012 budget

11/17- Board seeks to negotiate lower electric rates for residents

11/17- David Izzo joins Board representing District 2

10/20- Board rolls up sleeves to work on 2012 budget

10/20- County’s Master Plan would save money, help maintain solid financial rating

10/20- Board urges Governor, legislators to carefully consider hospitals property tax-exempt status

10/19- Seiler-Zigrossi appointed to national human services and education committee

10/19- Winfrey appointed to national employment committee

10/7- Board informs public of Enbridge Pipeline survey work

9/16- Lee Ann Goodson named to leadership post on county board

9/16- Board provides temporary support for Regional Office of Education, decries Governor’s unfunded mandates

8/26- Board reviews Master Plan to address aging facilities

8/22- Board reminds drivers about back-to-school safety

7/29- Board offers voluntary furlough, severance plans

7/22- Board announces county cooling centers for heat wave

6/30- Statement from Chairman Moustis on Gov. Quinn signing new congressional map

6/16- Board passes bipartisan, consensus reapportionment plan

6/15- Board reviews consensus reapportionment plan

5/27- Statement from Chairman Moustis on proposed congressional map

5/19- Billboards enter digital age, Board responds

5/11- Board reviews Executive's nine district reapportionment plan

5/5- Will County Board outraged over proposed cuts to county, potential backdoor tax increase by state

5/4- Board reviews 13 district reapportionment plan

4/28- Board reviews nine district reapportionment plan

4/21- Board to review redistricting plan at Wednesday meeting

4/15- Board’s bipartisan remap committee meeting Monday

4/14- Will County Board’s chief of staff confirmed as higher ed trustee

4/8- State’s road plan includes money for Illiana

3/31- County highlighted again as one of healthiest in Illinois

3/17- Board opposes foreclosure law, urges residents to contact legislators

3/17- Will County Board issues severe weather awareness reminder

2/28- IDOT to brief Board on high-speed rail project

2/17- Board celebrates Black History Month

2/15- Moustis appointed to statewide health care committee

1/27- Board members get sneak peek into how trash is turned into cash

1/25- Joe Babich reappointed to national transportation committee

1/21- Bob Howard joins Board as District 1 representative

1/6- Board set to redraw map, establishes bipartisan committee


12/28- Local leaders agree, CN deserves fine

12/15- Stewart selected for national county association's healthcare committee

12/14- Goodson elected to statewide county association

12/6- Board reorganizes, re-elects Moustis as chairman

12/6- Hart joins Board representing District 3

12/6- Argoudelis joins Board representing District 5

11/19- Board passes balanced 2011 budget

11/12- Board set to give taxpayers break in 2011 budget

10/20- Board moves to cut $4.4 million from budget

10/19- Illiana Expressway included in regional plan

10/14- Board to residents on budget: Make your voices heard

9/27- County breaks ground on renewable energy plant

9/24- Will County Board supports New Lenox cancer treatment center

9/17- Will County Board receives 2011 budget

9/16- Motorists get green light along Laraway Road

8/13- Board eyes better paratransit system for county

8/12- Board encourages public participation in I-80 corridor study

7/28- Will County towns named best in the country

7/27- Board opposes amendment to foreclosure law, cites concern for residents

6/25- County Building to install green roof

6/17- Board member to serve as U.S. House chaplain

6/17- In tough economy, roads and bridges still a priority

6/7- Independent report forecasts need for improved judicial facilities

5/24- Board requests moratorium on dumping into quarries

5/17- Board debates consequences of recently passed quarry bill

Spring/Summer 2010- Newsletter

4/30- CN fulfills fears about train impact on communities

4/30- County Board backs Illiana Expressway

4/15- Will County program offering nearly $40,000 of assistance to homebuyers

3/18- Board freezes salaries of elected officials

3/12- Will County meets with White House, Congressional leaders

3/9- Board moving to freeze salaries of elected officials

2/26- County highlighted as one of healthiest in Illinois

2/18- Renewable energy has county seeing green

2/18- McPhillips appointed to District 3 vacancy

1/21- Board approves federal agenda, establishes priority funding requests

1/6- Board wraps up year with many successes, now looks to 2010


12/17- Will County’s ‘shovel ready’ project gets green light from State

11/20- Illiana expressway another piece of the puzzle for Will County

11/19- Board passes balanced budget

11/19- Will County Board launches Facebook, Twitter pages

10/23- Future of video gaming in Will County still uncertain

10/16- Board schedules public hearings on video poker

10/16- Board recognized for promoting electronics recycling

9/17- New recovery home gives drug offenders a chance at rehabilitation

9/17- Board calls for reforms of Surface Transportation Board

9/11- Landfill methane could be a powerhouse for Will County

Fall/Winter 2009- Newsletter

8/14- Board to hold multiple public hearings on video poker

8/7- Chairman opposes video poker, urges county to take action

7/13- Public, Board outraged over proposed changes to state environmental law

7/9- County faces difficult budget choices

7/2- Board fights for funding Ridgewood infrastructure

7/2- Board holding public workshop on proposed changes to state environmental law

6/18- Board passes Conservation Design guidelines for new subdivisions

6/18- High School students in Will County are directly involved in government

6/16- Local seniors to be given more time to apply for property tax relief

5/21- New Will County Board members appointed to vacancies

5/13- Construction season bringing improvements to local roads

5/12- Will County's official Earth Day celebration this weekend

5/11- Smooth roads ahead: Board ready to approve patching repairs

4/30- Board works to protect natural resources

4/16- Board plans transportation system of the future

4/16- Board approves Roadside Memorial Program for victims of DUIs

4/9- Board promotes local tourism in effort to stimulate the economy

3/26- Board mourns passing of member David Evans

3/19- Board returns from Capitol Hill committed to working toward economic recovery

3/11- Statement: Chairman Moustis warns against increased rail traffic

2/19- Statement: Chairman Moustis addresses Canadian National Railway issue

2/19- Board approves county's legislative agenda

2/19- Board moves forward with its strategic plan

2/3- Op-Ed: CN environmental impact on Will County is worth the fight

1/23- Board drafting mission and vision statements for the county

1/23- Babich to serve on National Association of County Officials committee

1/20- Will County launches prescription drug discount card that can be used by all residents

1/15- Board approves federal agenda in advance of potential stimulus bill

1/8- Board vows to fight Surface Transportation Board's decision

Winter/Spring 2009- Newsletter


12/18- Board approves IDOT's Letter of Intent to improve I-55, Weber Road interchange

12/18- Board raises court fees to support Children's Advocacy Center

12/3- Newly elected board members sworn-in

11/20- Will County Board invites residents to visit website

11/20- Will County Board honors retiring members

11/20- Will County Board rejects CMAP's DRI review process

10/16- Will County Board voices support for Second Amendment

10/8- 'Build Will' includes 60 major transportation projects

09/25- Will County Board Eyes Ways to Reduce Taxes for Residents

09/18- Will County Board to Springfield: 'Keep Channahon State Park Open'

09/18- Will County Board to Pump $200 million into Economy

09/11- Will County Board Chairman Expresses Concern Over Hazardous Materials Cargo from Proposed Railroad Sale

09/02- Will County Board Declares September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Fall 2008- Newsletter

08/08- Will County Board Continues Discussions Regarding Possible Referendum to Eliminate the Office of Coroner

07/17- Will County Board Chairman Says 'No' to Pay Raises

Summer 2008- Newsletter

06/24- Will County Board Meets with Members of Congress

06/09- Renowned Medical Examiner to Appear Before Will County Board

05/20 - Chairman Calls on State to Finalize Capital Program

05/14 - Will County Board Announces Upgraded Bond Rating

05/05 - Will County Board Minority Whip Walter Adamic's Statement on Stateville Prison

05/02 - Will County Board Leaders Tour Silver Cross

05/02 - Will County Leaders Exchange Health Care Ideas at National County Caucus

04/10 - Will County Board Blasts Governor for Not Funding Services to Farmers

04/03 - Will County Board to Review Medical Examiner System

03/25 - Will County Board Passes Resolution Opposing Stateville Closing

03/25 - Will County Board Passes Resolution Against EJ&E Railroad Sale

03/20 - Joseph Baltz Sworn In as Board Member

03/20 - Will County Board Encourages Seniors to Apply for Economic Stimulus Payment

03/07 - Will County Board and Local Leaders Unite Against EJ&E Railroad Sale

03/07 - Will County Board Endorses Peotone Airport Plan

02/21 - Will County Board Chairman Urges Tax Relief

02/14 - County Board Advances 2009 Federal Agenda

02/07 - Will County Board to Explore Property Tax Cut

01/23 - Will County Board Urges State OK for New Silver Cross Hospital

01/17 - County Board Gives Green Light to Traffic Signals and Widening on 143rd in Homer Glen

01/17 - Will County Board Introduces Remote Alcohol Monitoring Program

01/04 - Will County Board Urges Participation in EJ&E Railroad Meetings


12/15 - Boards Intent to Participate in EJ&E Sale

Fall 2007- Newsletter

02/15 - Board oks improvements to Naper-Plainfield Road

02/08 - Will County backs Chicago Olympic Bid

01/22 - McMillan named to block grant board 


12/04 - New board sworn in

11/22 - Fitch gives Will County AA rating

11/16 - Will County opens Court Annex

11/16 - Piccolin named to replace Deutsche in District 1

08/03 - National Association of Counties (NACo) to showcase area

06/15 - Singer calls for transportation funding task force

06/05 - Will County officials urge governor to release road funds

05/18 - Full County Board supports Edwards' hospital plan

05/17 - County Chairman Moustis calls for counties to study nuclear issue

05/04 - Board Executive Committee supports Edwards' hospital plan

03/16 - County Board Chairman Moustis supports lawsuit against Exelon

03/08 - Moustis seeks Exelon remedy