Will County is a collar county located in Northeastern Illinois, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The county seat of Will County is Joliet. Founded in 1836, Will County is a major economic hub for roads, rail, natural gas pipelines and agricultural production.
The South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium fosters new and enhanced educational services and programs to citizens, businesses and other institutions in the Chicago metropolitan southland region.
The third largest city in Illinois by population and the second largest municipality in the state by land area, the city of Joliet is the “Crossroads of Mid-America.” Joliet is home to a strong and diverse retail base, major manufacturing and logistics companies, state of the art health care and many first-rate attractions.
From preserves to trails, camping to classes, recreation to conservation, the Forest Preserve District of Will County enriches people’s quality of life.
Covering more than 40 square miles and serving a population of more than 100,000, the Plainfield Park District is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles, preserving open space, sustainability and bettering the community.
Farnsworth Group is a full-service engineering and architectural firm offering clients more than 450 employees with 16 regional offices and 1 corporate headquarters nationwide. Farnsworth Group is recognized as one of the pioneers in the Commissioning industry and initiated the Green Navigation program. The firm has more than 60 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff encompassing every major discipline.
Bluestem Earth Festival empowers individuals and families to live more sustainable, socially responsible lifestyles. The festival features over 90 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, earth-friendly activities, workshops, live demos, entertainment, local food and children’s activities.
Hands of Hope of Illinois is a faith-based Community Assistance Program that cares for people in the community. Through networking with local businesses and other food ministries they provide food, clothing, household goods, medical supplies and building materials to those in need.
Will County MAPP Collaborative helps communities achieve improved health and quality of life by mobilizing partnerships and taking strategic action. The organization has worked on initiatives such as Know Where to Go, Mental Health First Aid, Rethink Your Drink and WEWILL WorkHealthy.
Heroes West Sports Grill is a premiere destination offering craft beer, great food and good times–from live music to a fully stocked bar with specialty drinks, local brews and 45 high-definition TVs for broadcast sporting events.
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. Founded in 1997 by then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and leading Mayors from nine suburban municipal groups, the Mayors Caucus pushes past geographical boundaries and local interests to work on public policy issues. The Caucus provides a forum for metropolitan Chicago’s chief elected officials to collaborate on common problems and work toward a common goal of improving the quality of life for the millions of people who call the region home.
Joliet Junior College is an innovative and accessible institution, dedicated to student learning, community prosperity, cultural enrichment and inclusion. Joliet Junior College delivers quality lifelong learning opportunities empowering diverse students and the community through academic excellence, workforce training, and comprehensive support services.
The Renaissance Center is in the heart of Joliet’s beautiful downtown city center boasting a European blend of Spanish and Italian architecture as designed by the renowned Chicago architectural firm of D. H. Burnham and Co.
Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves 4,100 students nationwide; offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work.
Silver Cross Hospital is a 302-bed, acute care hospital that delivers patient care in a friendly and warm environment to Will, Grundy and Kankakee counties. Named a "Top Place To Work" in Will County and rated 5-Stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Silver Cross is a recognized innovator that is home to the largest robotic surgery program in Chicagoland training surgeons from around the world. To learn more visit Silver Cross Hospital online.
The Rockford office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP was established in 1984 and is home to 38 attorneys, who offer a wide array of legal services. Hinshaw attorneys in the Rockford office maintain a sophisticated business practice, providing services to clients in the areas of health care, labor and employment management issues, immigration, banking, mergers and acquisitions, business organizations, real estate, municipal and school law, estate and financial planning, environmental, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of solar and other forms of renewable energy through our mission of education and advocacy. ISEA is the state resource for renewable energy related policy developments, educational classes, events and access to local renewable energy businesses.
HR Green is honored to be one of the nation’s longest operating engineering firms. For more than 100 years, the HR Green family of companies has been dedicated to our clients’ success. Whether we are providing civil engineering services, innovative management solutions to timely challenges, or overseeing the construction of a high profile improvement, the projects we undertake with our clients connect and shape communities, drive redevelopment and sustainability goals, and improve processes for consistent value.
Tradition Energy is one of the world’s largest and most experienced energy risk management and procurement advisors. We are part of the Tradition Group, one of the world’s top 3 institutional brokers of financial products and commodities with over 2,300 employees in 28 countries. Clients partner with us to manage their energy price risk exposure and to develop and implement risk management strategies to control and reduce their energy expenditures.
GreenStructure is a multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm, housing over 30 years of experience in the built environment. Educating and helping building owners to adapt to changing environments. With an emphasis on sustainable building impacts and high-performance, resilient building envelope solutions, GreenStructure focuses on managing risk at every step.
A pioneer in Design & Delivery, Wight & Company provides integrated architecture, engineering and construction services for the built environment. For more than 75 years, Wight & Company has helped clients create exceptional, enduring buildings and spaces.
This small and cozy spot off of a busy one way street into downtown Joliet welcomes you. If you are looking for quality craft beer, free popcorn, and a 1982 Millipede game free to play, you have found the right place. On a regular day, local musicians, artists, business owners, and old and new friends alike, sit at the bar enjoying a 10 oz. pour. Weekends are filled with events and live music. If beer isn’t your drink of choice, ask for a pour of Intelligentsia Cold Brew Coffee on nitro.
The Lemont, Illinois, refinery is a strategic supplier of transportation fuels, particularly in the upper Midwest. The CITGO Lemont Refinery has taken the lead in environmental and safety community outreach by creating the Community Awareness Emergency Response Council and the Odor Alert Network. These initiatives have enabled the refinery to foster strong relationships and increase communications with surrounding communities and emergency responders. The refinery’s Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention (WMPP) subcommittee coordinates household hazardous waste and electronic collection events for employees and contractors twice a year.
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices. The IKEA Group operates 367 IKEA stores in 30 countries, including 48 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative network advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest for sustainable economic development and environmental stewardship. MEEA is a leader in raising and sustaining the level of energy efficiency in the Midwest by fostering market penetration of existing energy-efficient technologies and promoting new technologies, products and best practices.
MEEA oversees a 13-state region including Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.
A multidisciplinary firm offering civil engineering, contracting, environmental, planning and surveying services. The firm's name represents an acronym for three Latin words – “Visio,” “Vertere,” “Virtute” or “The Vision to Transform with Excellence” – a statement of the aspirations V3 has for the growth of its employees, its service to clients and the impact the firm has in its communities.