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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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Regional planning group keeps Illiana Tollway alive

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A key Chicago-area planning agency on Thursday agreed to keep the Illiana Tollway as part of the region’s long-range transportation plan despite strong opposition that it would be an overly costly “road to nowhere.”

As it did last year, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee rejected opponents’ arguments and voted to keep the tollway in the updated Go To 2040 plan, which outlines about $360 billion in land use and transportation spending between now and 2040 in northeast Illinois.

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County’s job board offers record number of opportunities for job seekers

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It has been a busy time at Workforce Services Division of Will County as a record number of job opportunities have been posted on WSD's job board.

"It's a very busy time right now," said Scott Kettman, Business Services/Special Projects Supervisor at WSD. "Which is an awesome thing for job seekers."

During the last full week in September, the agency's job board hit a record number of postings with the number of listings hovering around 250-plus. "Many postings need multiple people," Kettman said. "Some postings can mean 100 open positions.

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Will County Sheriff candidate Kelley gets more police union support

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With a month to go before the election, the Will County Sheriff's candidates are getting their endorsements in line.

Democrat Mike Kelley, a 25-year deputy, announced Wednesday the Fraternal Order of Police units for police supervisors and patrol officers in Joliet support his candidacy.

Kelley and Republican Ken Kaupas, a state police veteran who is a deputy chief in the sheriff's department, will face one another for Will County Sheriff in the November election. Kaupas' second cousin Paul Kaupas has been sheriff since 2002.

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Will County budget talks include possible tax hike

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Budget battles have begun in Will County with Republicans and Democrats differing on how to fund capital improvement projects during a finance committee meeting Tuesday.

In his recent budget address, County Executive Larry Walsh, a Democrat, proposed increasing the property tax levy by 1.5 percent, the rate of inflation, which with new property would generate $2.9 million annually, $2.4 million of which would be earmarked for capital projects such as remodeling the sheriff’s office, building a new courthouse and improving the health department.

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