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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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Will County Executive Larry Walsh Fundraiser

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

D'Arcy Buick GMC
2022 Essington Road - Joliet, IL 60435

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Co. Executive Walsh credits compromise for Will County's accomplishments

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In his 11th-annual State of the County address Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh said the key to the county's success has been compromise and cooperation.

As he highlighted the "significant accomplishments" of the past year and the "exciting work" that lies ahead, Walsh stressed, "When we work together we can achieve great things."

The third-term Democratic leader has worked with a Republican-majority board on a $275 million effort to replace aging county facilities and, "despite challenges," has partnered with state and federal agencies on road work and expanded services to residents.

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Will County Exec Breaks Tie to Pass 2015 Budget

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The Will County Board on Thursday passed its 2015 budget. In a 13-13 split vote, County Executive Larry Walsh cast the vote to approve the $464 million budget.

“I am proud of the members of the Will County Board who chose to approve the 2015 budget,” Walsh said. “It is important that we continue to be fiscally responsible with our taxpayer dollars. It is also essential that we act today and plan proactively for our needs of tomorrow.

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Will County backs tougher e-waste recycling law

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Will County officials fear that bulky old televisions will end up in ditches unless state law is changed to strengthen electronic recycling requirements.

Members of the county’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division spoke at a hearing Wednesday on House Bill 4042, and the county board passed a resolution Thursday supporting the bill, sponsored by state Rep. Emily McAsey, D-Romeoville.

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