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.
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Joe Carlasare for Will County Board District 10
Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser
September 1, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McBride's on 52
2727 Jefferson St, Joliet
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Thursday, June 25th, 2015
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Jameson's Pub - 2755 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435
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County officials this week said they were serious about building a new courthouse in downtown Joliet – but some were equally hesitant to go all in, arguing the city should offer incentives for county government to stay put.
“The development of an urban site really is dependent on Joliet’s cooperation,” County Board Speaker Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, said during a workshop Tuesday. “It’s hard to make a commitment until they make a commitment.”
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On Wednesday, Will County officials joined with leaders from First Midwest Bank to assume possession of the bank building upper floors at 50 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Joliet.
The county is planning to relocate some of its offices to the second, third, and fourth floors of the building and First Midwest will continue operations on the first floor until 2017.
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