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Ag secretary's visit highlights production, distribution efforts

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Will County farmers are hopeful a visit from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will help boost the county's profile in agricultural production and distribution.

Vilsack visited the CenterPoint Intermodal Facility in Joliet last week and met with county leaders to discuss the county's role in agriculture imports and exports.

"It brings attention to the area and the distribution center we have here," Roger Bettenhausen, treasurer of the Will County Farm Bureau.

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jacob Henry Mansion - Victorian Ballroom 

20 S Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60433

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Will County narrows down design teams for new courthouse

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Will County is getting closer to building a new courthouse after narrowing down the potential planning and design teams to three Thursday.

The county does not have a timetable yet for building a courthouse. Nor has it made a final commitment to do it. But county officials said the selection of a planning and design team will bring the project closer to reality.

Six teams that specialize in courthouse facilities Thursday presented their qualifications to the Ad-Hoc Courthouse Initial Programming Committee. The county sent out a nationwide request for qualifications Jan. 16.

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Airport, Illiana Expressway top county’s agenda

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Will County Board Speaker Herbert Brooks Jr., D-Joliet, thinks a south suburban airport will create much-needed jobs as well as make air travel more convenient to those living in the area.

“I can’t wait to buy my first ticket,” Brooks said.

The proposed construction of the south suburban airport near Peotone is one of the top issues in the 2014 state legislative agenda the Will County Board recently approved. Brooks said the board “as a whole” supports the construction of the south suburban airport.

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Will County Board OKs contract for county workers

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Grateful to have all county employees back on the job, the Will County Board on Thursday approved a four-year contract with its union workers, with the only “no” vote cast by board member David Izzo.

The employees will receive a 4.5 percent cost-of-living raise phased in over the next two years and pay more of their health insurance premiums. The union members overwhelmingly approved the contract this month, ending a 16-day strike

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