A September rally in protest of Donald Trump's appearance in Bolingbrook has led to a slate of candidates making plans to challenge the village's long-time mayor, Roger Claar, and his allies in the spring municipal elections.
Recently re-elected Will County Board member Jackie Traynere, 54, will head the Bolingbrook United ticket and run against Claar, who is seeking a ninth term as mayor. The slate also includes candidates for village clerk and trustees.
"We're really excited about putting this slate together," said Traynere, who works as a labor organizer for the American Federation of Government Employees. "This has all bubbled up from the Trump rally."
Categories: Larry Walsh
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Categories: Local Issues, Larry Walsh, Events
Tags: Larry Walsh, County Executive, 2016 Elections
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.
Categories: Local Issues, Larry Walsh
Tags: Larry Walsh, County Board, County Executive, 2016 Elections
Thursday, March 10, 2016
at Traditions Restaurant
3000 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL
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.
Tags: County Board, Budget, County Executive