The Will County Health Department is currently in the process of constructing a new 60,000 square foot building to house their operations. The new facility will replace a centuries old building that the Health Department has operated out of since the 1940’s and which can no longer adequately serve the needs of county residents. The new WCHD building will be built adjacent to the existing building which will be demolished once the new facility is completed and converted into a parking lot.

The County Board entered into a project labor management agreement (PLA) in October to ensure high quality construction, cost effectiveness, and timeliness. The agreement was inked with the Three Rivers Construction Alliance, the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Leopardo Inc. Expected completion of the project is mid-2020.