Will County Democratic Central Committee - News

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Nov

2013

Moustis questions county exec’s budget -

Author: Editor

Will County Board member Jim Moustis, who serves as Republican caucus chairman, said Tuesday that he cannot support the county’s proposed 2014 budget if it includes more money for salaries in the county executive’s office.

Nick Palmer, chief of staff for County Executive Larry Walsh, said the increase is needed to replace a deputy chief of staff position that never was filled after Chief of Staff Matt Ryan died in September 2010.

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6

Nov

2013

Window narrowing to avoid imminent Will County strike

Author: Editor

Time appears to be running out for Will County to settle on a new contract with its biggest employees union.

About 1,000 members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 could walk off the job as early as Wednesday if nothing gets resolved before then.

County officials expect to receive a five-day strike notice by Friday, which would coincide with the union’s earlier notice that it planned to terminate its contract with the county on Wednesday


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Nov

2013

Will County labor talks will resume this week

Author: Editor

Will County and members of its biggest employees union agreed Friday to return to the bargaining table to try to resolve their differences and avert a strike.

“Both parties have agreed to the request and are working out the details for a session (this week),” county officials said.

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Sep

2013

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

Author: Editor

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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