Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Tags: Will County, Larry Walsh, County Executive
Will County is getting closer to building a new courthouse after narrowing down the potential planning and design teams to three Thursday.
The county does not have a timetable yet for building a courthouse. Nor has it made a final commitment to do it. But county officials said the selection of a planning and design team will bring the project closer to reality.
Six teams that specialize in courthouse facilities Thursday presented their qualifications to the Ad-Hoc Courthouse Initial Programming Committee. The county sent out a nationwide request for qualifications Jan. 16.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: County Board, Courts, County Executive
The March 18 primary election includes five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans –vying for the two top spots on their respective party tickets for Will County Sheriff.
The two who emerge winners in the primary will go head to head for the top cop job in the November general election.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is ramping up his re-election campaign.
Quinn’s campaign announced Saturday the Chicago Democrat has hired Illinois native Bill Hyers to serve as chief strategist.
Hyers most recently managed Bill de Blasio’s successful campaign for mayor of New York. In 2012 he managed President Barack Obama’s Pennsylvania campaign operation. He was Midwest director for Obama in 2008.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues
Will County officials helped enroll 940 residents into the new federal health insurance system known as Obamacare in recent months, officials said.
The county health department's part in helping residents go online and choose a new health care plan was made possible by two grants that funded six counselors who worked to make the enrollment process run more smoothly, according to health department spokesman Vic Reato.
The 940 residents enrolled from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 the number likely would have been higher if not for the fact that county employees were on strike for three weeks late last year, Reato said.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues, National Issues
Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care