17

Oct

2018

Proposed Frankfort Sales Tax Hike Focus Of Village Forums

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Two special public meetings will be held before November's election to discuss the referendum to raise Frankfort's sales tax. These forums will give residents a chance to ask village officials questions about the proposed measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that could see the village's sales tax increased by 1 percent.

 

The meetings about the village's upcoming sales tax referendum will be at the Village Hall on the following days:

9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20

6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22

Frankfort's sales tax is currently the lowest among Lincoln-Way communities at 7 percent. For comparison, Mokena's sales tax is 7.5 percent, and New Lenox, is 9 percent.

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15

Oct

2018

Moustis' Double-Dipping Textbook Worthy: Gallagher

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You have to hand it to Jim Moustis. He's a pretty smart cookie. If he wrote a book, I'd buy it. 

Unlike some questionable politicians who navigate legal loopholes to get a little somethin' somethin' extra, Moustis is an overachiever. He not only double dips, but he double-double dips.

As a the Will County Board Speaker from District 2, Moustis advocated that the board vote to drop the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). In fact, board meeting notes from 2016 show he didn't just advocate for it, he was salivating for it.

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Oct

2018

Is 2018 the 'Year of the Woman' in Will County?

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At the main campaign office of the Will County Democrats in Joliet, a small army of volunteers has been working the phones for the Nov. 6 election. 

Armed with sophisticated voter calling technology, headsets and plastic cups full of cheddar cheese popcorn, the volunteers on this evening were talking to residents who had requested mail-in ballots to see where they stood on the issues.

 There was one striking similarity among the vast majority of volunteers on one recent weeknight: They almost all were women.

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17

Aug

2018

Will County must balance growing economic development with quality of life, Walsh says in state of the county

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Will County continues to “prosper” and its future is “very bright,” said County Executive Larry Walsh in the opening of his annual state of the county address Thursday. 

But the county must also “actively prepare for our future and act responsibly as we face the challenges of growth,” he said.

Walsh recited a litany of building projects the county has tackled in the past year – the new $33 million Public Safety Complex that opened in January, the construction of the $210 million courthouse now underway in downtown Joliet, and the new health department facility, which will soon begin to replace a 100-year-old structure.

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Aug

2018

County Executive Larry Walsh gives annual State of the County address

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Will County is moving on with the “largest capital campaign in our 182-year history,” County Executive Larry Walsh said in his State of the County address Thursday.

In his upbeat outlook on county government, Walsh outlined big projects such as the new courthouse, pointed to a growing economy and job market, and discussed the challenges of crowded highways and opioid abuse.

The annual speech is a prelude to the county executive’s budget recommendations, which will be presented in September.

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