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State of the County: More economic development, new buildings, and transportation planning

Will County will continue to focus on planning for future growth, development and infrastructure improvements according to the latest state of the county address.

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Joliet project will bring more apartments to downtown

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.

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Joliet losing nearly $2 million in new state budget

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.

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Joliet expanding Des Plaines River Valley Enterprise Zone

The expansion will include the EcoLab and the proposed Culinan development near I-55 and Route 59.

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Housing construction lags in Will County recovery

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.

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Slammers stadium getting turf upgrade

The City of Joliet is moving ahead on a plan to replace the natural grass field at Slammers Stadium with artificial turf.

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Lost pet inspires donation to Shorewood Police

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.

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Comicopolis lands in Lockport

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.

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Joliet moving several development projects forward

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.

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Local groups meeting with DCFS in September

Two groups formed after the death of a Joliet toddler will combine their efforts when they meet with members of DCFS in September.

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