Will County will continue to focus on planning for future growth, development and infrastructure improvements according to the latest state of the county address.
The City of Joliet plans to finalize a development deal that will bring 35 new apartments and new retail space to its downtown in the next 2 years.
Joliet will have to find a way to plug a nearly $2 million hole in its budget next year after an analysis by city staff shows that the state will take a bigger cut of its sales taxes and local government distributive fund.
The expansion will include the EcoLab and the proposed Culinan development near I-55 and Route 59.
Despite the recent announcement of a fifth Amazon facility set to open and employment on the uptick, housing construction remains one aspect of Will County’s economy that’s not fully recovered from the recession.
The City of Joliet is moving ahead on a plan to replace the natural grass field at Slammers Stadium with artificial turf.
Police Chief Aaron Klima also announced a new K9 officer will join the department later this year.
A lost dog wandering in the rain earlier this summer has inspired a Shorewood volunteer group to make a new equipment donation to the village’s police department.
Over 1000 people attended this year’s Comicopolis event at White Oak Library’s Lockport which brings together fans of comic books as well as other pop culture touchstones including Star Wars, Harry Potter as well as writers and artists working in the field of the sequential arts.
In what the mayor described as a multi-governmental effort to keep a business in town, Hawk Motors finalized a land deal last week that will keep the car dealership in the City of Joliet.
Two groups formed after the death of a Joliet toddler will combine their efforts when they meet with members of DCFS in September.