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Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Will Co. GOP thwarts Cool County effort

The effort to name Will County a Cool County was led by Cool Joliet, a local environmental group that has been successful in naming Joliet a Cool City and DuPage County a Cool County.

But the group’s intention to designate Will County a Cool County for its recycling, energy efficiency and land use plans has been fraught with problems from the start.

Republicans didn’t like the fact that Cool Joliet is affiliated with the Sierra Club, a group that is opposed to coal-burning power plants. Will County has two such plants, and GOP board members said they wanted to support the industry and the jobs it provides here.

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