Will County, City of Joliet, Housing Authority partner on fair housing study

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The Land Use Department of Will County has joined the City of Joliet and the Housing Authority of Joliet to conduct an assessment of fair housing. 

The county is required to confirm and further opportunities for fair housing as a recipient of Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, according to a news release. The county’s “We WILL Build” initiative seeks to expand the range of opportunities for all by collaborating and advocating for opportunities, options and diversity in housing throughout Will County.

“Our Land Use Department does a tremendous job to ensure safe housing for our residents,” Will County Executive Larry Walsh said. “We are proud of our efforts to restore and preserve neighborhoods in Will County and make sure anyone is able to pursue the housing option of their choice.”

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New law holds county appointees more accountable

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A new measure signed into law gives Will County Board members more authority to remove county appointees who violate ethics standards.

It’s a move welcomed by county appointees such as Nick Palmer, chief of staff for Will County Executive Larry Walsh. Palmer was appointed by Walsh in 2004 as deputy chief of staff but was later promoted to chief of staff in 2010.

“I think it’s good. It’s what I’ve always known,” Palmer said Friday. “If it restores any confidence of the taxpayers in the board, I think that’s a positive thing. It could also discourage people who might want to do something that’s not in the public’s best interest. Hopefully it discourages them because they know people are watching.”

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The Real Vote Fraud

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Many years ago, as a college Republican, I spent one summer in Austin working for a candidate in a special election for the Texas senate. My hometown was a liberal enclave with many college students -- unwashed, longhaired, pot-smoking students, it seemed to me -- who were predominantly Democrats. The more students who came out to vote the less likely our candidate was to win.

But our campaign strategists came up with a plan. They sent mailings to all the registered voters in precincts near the campus. Many cards came back because the addressee had moved, as college students often do. Voters no longer at the address on file with election authorities were not eligible to vote.

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