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Oct

2013

Stanley: Heroin problem has legislators’ attention

Author: Editor

Drug addiction is not a problem our community can arrest or legislate our way out of.  But we have to start somewhere.

Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said Friday that 30 people have died from heroin overdoses so far this year in Will County.

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Sep

2013

At a crossroads: State Transportation Director says regional planning staff used ‘simplistic and misleading analysis’ in negative review of Illiana

Author: Editor

Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider shot back at a regional planning group’s staff report challenging plans for the Illiana Tollway.

As expected, staff for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning released a detailed report Sept. 26 saying the proposed 50-mile-long road planned from Interstate 55 near Wilmington to Interstate 65 in Indiana should not be included in federal transportation funding.

Staff said the project does not fit in to the region’s long-term transportation plan and disagrees with cost estimates, as well as employment and economic development forecasts.

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26

Sep

2013

Crete Democrat Running for Will County Treasurer

Author: Editor
Laurie Summers has announced plans to run for Will County treasurer in the March Democratic primary. The job is currently held by Republican Steve Weber. Here's a news release announcing her campaign:
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26

Sep

2013

Hope Depot expansion makes Joliet its largest supply site

Author: Editor

A Home Depot expansion in Joliet has created what the company says is its largest distribution operation in the United States.

Gov. Pat Quinn joined Home Depot executives and employees Thursday for the opening of the 1.6 million-square-foot Stocking Distribution Center. The facility is combined with the company’s 658,000-square-foot Rapid Deployment Center, which opened in January 2012.

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Sep

2013

Will County workers union sets strike prep meetings

Author: Editor

Will County government’s largest employee union has scheduled three meetings with its 1,260 members to discuss strike preparations.

“Our goal is to get a settlement, but if we have to go on strike to get a fair settlement, then we’re going to be prepared to do it,” said Dave Delrose, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028, which covers workers in a variety of county offices.

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