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Will County is located in northeastern Illinois, south of Cook County. The
county seat is in Joliet, Illinois which is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Chicago on the Des Plaines
The county received its name from Dr. Conrad Will, a member of the first
Constitutional Convention and a member of the Illinois Legislature until his death in 1835. In the year 1836, January
12th, Will County was formed from Cook
County, Illinoisand Iroquois County, Illinoisand included besides its present area, the part of Kankakee County, Illinois lying north of the Kankakee River. Will
County lost a small area when Kankakee County, Illinois was organized in 1852, but since then its boundaries have
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