Finance Contact Information

Finance Department
302 N. Chicago St, 2nd Floor
Joliet, IL 60432

Email: finance@willcountyillinois.com

Budget Director: 
ReShawn Howard
Phone: (815) 723-1409
Fax: (815) 740-4604 

Finance Director:
Karen Hennessy
Phone: (815) 774-6359
Fax: (815) 740-4604                     



Under the direction of ReShawn Howard the Finance Department is responsible for development and monitoring of the County’s annual budget and long term capital planning.  That responsibility includes managing the annual budget process, producing balanced budgets, monitoring activity against those budgets, planning and tracking of county wide capital projects and exercising fiscal discipline and prudence.

Under the direction of Karen Hennessy the Finance department is responsible for day-to-day financial operations, acting as primary liaison to our Independent Auditor’s, producing all work papers, schedules, analysis, and accruals for both the financial and single audits, as well as producing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

The Finance Department is also responsible for bond issuance, debt management, maintaining the County’s AA+/Aa1 Bond Rating, special projects requiring financial analysis and strategic planning, including specialized RFPs, operational audits, and cost studies.  

Annual Financial Report

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