Will County negotiators are heading back to the table for further contract talks with striking employees on Monday, an official said.
Nick Palmer, chief of staff for Will County executive Larry Walsh, said the two sides are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn in Joliet.
Will County’s union government employees went out on strike last Monday, after 15 months of bargaining failed to produce a contract for about 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Will County, County Board, AFSCME, Will County Republicans, Will County Board, County Executive
A former Will County sheriff's detective claims a top deputy ordered him to hack the deputy's wife's iPad to look for evidence that she was cheating and then demoted the detective when he complained about it to a supervisor.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Will County, Josh Fazio says Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas in 2012 told him to crack the pass code on Kaupas' wife's computer to investigate "whether she was cheating on (Kaupas)." When Fazio asked his superior, Sgt. Dan Troike, about it, Troike told him to do as he was asked.
"I can't imagine in what universe that is legitimate police work," said Michael Booher, Fazio's attorney.
Tags: Will County, Ken Kaupas, Sheriff, Will County Republicans
Some members of the Will County Board’s land use committee don’t think it’s cool to be a Cool County — and that’s not cool.
In a silly move, the committee this week rejected an innocuous resolution that the full board designate the county as a Cool County, which the Joliet chapter of the environmental group Cool Cities Illinois proposed. Curt Paddock, director of the county land use department, said the designation would simply recognize the county board for its energy efficiency and conservation plan, adopted last year.
Tags: County Board, Environmental Issues, Tea Party, Will County Republicans, Will County Board
The controversy surrounding the sudden ousting of the Plainfield Park District’s longtime executive director is driven by a compact group of political rivals, the new interim director says.
Garrett Peck, a Plainfield village trustee, was appointed interim director at a special board meeting May 11 when Greg Bott, who was set to retire June 30, was relieved of his duties.
Tags: Plainfield, Tea Party, Garrett Peck, Will County Republicans
Will County Board Republicans are giving a local environmental group called Cool Joliet the cold shoulder.
A resolution designating Will County as a Cool County stalled at Tuesday’s land use committee meeting after Republicans linked the measure to the United Nations’ Kyoto Treaty and a move to eradicate coal burning power plants by the Sierra Club.