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.