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21

Nov

2014

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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19

Nov

2014

State decision on Elwood crossing at least weeks away

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The state won’t decide until at least late January whether to temporarily shut down a controversial railroad crossing in Elwood despite opposition from CenterPoint Properties, the developer of two nearby intermodals.

A series of Illinois Commerce Commission hearings concerning safety at the Walter Strawn Drive railroad crossing wrapped up this week in Chicago.

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25

Oct

2014

Tribune: Kelley for Will County Sheriff

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Sheriff: Incumbent Paul Kaupas is retiring, which creates the opportunity for a way-overdue overhaul of this troubled office. That's not likely to happen under Republican Ken Kaupas of Shorewood, the deputy chief of special operations and a second cousin of the incumbent. Democrat Mike Kelley of Lockport has the experience — he's a sergeant in the criminal investigations unit — and the strong ideas to accomplish significant improvements. Kelley would trim administrative expenses and revise the current process for sheriff's foreclosure sales, promising to save big money. He vows to attack the stunning rise in heroin use by young people in the suburbs by targeting dealers. Kelley is endorsed.
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23

Aug

2014

Will County and RTA officials praise "Will-Ride"

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Will County and Regional Transportation Authority officials on Friday lauded the success of a transportation program for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The “Will-Ride” program serves an average of 1,000 riders a month in eastern Will County and county officials are hoping the program will expand to other areas besides the seven townships it currently serves. The program was launched in 2013 after years of research into the potential need for the service in Will County.

“We’re celebrating that we have seven townships working together and partnering and we have many more that are on the way hopefully and are going to join us soon,” said Nick Palmer, chief of staff for the Will County Executive office.

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22

Aug

2014

Transportation woes, strengths highlighted in State of the County address

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As Will County grows as “a major player in the global marketplace,” transportation remains one of the area’s greatest assets – and one of its greatest challenges, County Executive Larry Walsh said Thursday.

 “A massive increase in global trade has increased freight traffic in Will County, has brought new economic opportunities and, at the same time, created some local infrastructure challenges,” Walsh told members of the Will County Board during Thursday’s annual State of the County address.

“Our residents have experienced the frustrations of traffic congestion,” he added. “But we must remember the incredible benefits of this growth, including more jobs and more consumers in Will County.”

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