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Ag secretary's visit highlights production, distribution efforts

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Will County farmers are hopeful a visit from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will help boost the county's profile in agricultural production and distribution.

Vilsack visited the CenterPoint Intermodal Facility in Joliet last week and met with county leaders to discuss the county's role in agriculture imports and exports.

"It brings attention to the area and the distribution center we have here," Roger Bettenhausen, treasurer of the Will County Farm Bureau.

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Will County infrastructure, employee benefit costs focus of Walsh’s annual address

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In his State of the County address during the Sept. 19 County Board meeting, Will County Executive Larry Walsh presented a balanced budget of $187 million for the 2014 fiscal year.

Allocations include increased health care costs and toward a county-city capital improvement plan, including some $8 million for a plan to renovate the Sheriff’s Department Laraway Road campus, build a new courthouse and buy and refurbish the former Social Security Administration building on Scott Street and the First Midwest Bank branch on Washington Street for additional space.

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Walsh defeats Singer for Will County Executive

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Two-term Will County Executive Larry Walsh defeated challenger Cory Singer in Tuesday’s election.

Walsh, D-Elwood, held a 53 percent to 47 percent lead for most of the night. He attributed his lead to a healthy voter turnout.

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Will County executive’s race a tale of two counties

Author: Editor

The race for Will County executive features two veteran politicians who have different takes on how things are going in county government.

Incumbent Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, who is finishing his second term in office and is a former state senator, believes he has done a good job because the county’s budget is balanced, taxes haven’t risen in several years and a Regional Transportation Authority tax is paying for millions of dollars in “Build Will” roadwork.

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Chcago Tribune Editorials for collar-county offices

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The Tribune offers endorsements today in contested races in DuPage, Will, Lake and Kane counties. There are no contested countywide races in McHenry County.

Will County

County Chief Executive: Larry Walsh, the Democratic incumbent, has been an effective leader, boosting economic development and improving governmental efficiency in one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. One of his signature accomplishments: improving the county's bond rating. Walsh faces a formidable opponent in Republican Cory Singer, of Frankfort, president of the Will County Forest Preserve District, who says he won't increase property taxes and will push to establish small-business incubators in the county. We like Singer, but Walsh has the track record of accomplishment here. He is endorsed.

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