Office of the Will County Public Defender
Joliet, IL
Criminal Division
58 E. Clinton, Suite 210
Joliet, IL 60432
Ph: (815) 727-8666
Juvenile Division
3202 W. McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Ph: (815) 730-7090

News & Press Releases

silver oaksSilver Cross Hospital, in partnership with US HealthVest, is planning to open a 100-bed behavioral health hospital on the New Lenox campus.  The hospital will be named Silver Oaks Hospital.  A press conference was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to announce the plans.  If approved by the State of Illinois, the facility is tentatively planned to open in 2019.

Silver Cross Hospital expressed their commitment to addressing the mental health and substance abuse needs of the Will County community by expanding inpatient and outpatient services.  This local access to care will greatly benefit the participants of the Will County Specialty Court programs - Mental Health Court, Drug Court, and Veterans and Servicemembers Court.

Pictured in the photograph from the press conference are Gerald G. Kielian, Will County Public Defender; Paul Pawlak, Silver Cross Hospital President/CEO; Larry Walsh, Will County Executive; James Glasgow, Will County State's Attorney; Tim Baldermann, Village of New Lenox Mayor; and the Honorable Judge Carla Alessio-Policandriotes.