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County warns groundwater monitoring necessary at local quarries, risk of contamination high

IL Pollution Board ruling puts county’s wells, drinking water at risk of contamination JOLIET, IL – The Will County Board today called on the Illinois … Read more ›

A plastic grocery bag is caught on blades of grass alongside the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville  on June 5. (Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune)

Proposal would recycle plastic bags, not ban them

As several U.S. cities move to ban plastic bags, Illinois is a signature away from its own law to regulate the omnipresent carryout sacks that … Read more ›

Supreme Court refuses to hear Illinois redistricting challenge

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to redistricting in Illinois despite complaints from the League of Women Voters of Illinois that … Read more ›

From the community

Lipinski Leads 22 Local Officials in Urging Additional Trains on Metra’s Heritage Corridor

Congressman Dan Lipinski today led 22 local elected officials in sending a letter to Metra urging it to add two rush hour trains to the … Read more ›

Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program

The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by … Read more ›

Henry Travis (D-Lockport)
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Henry Travis rejoins Board representing District 8

Appointed to serve out remainder of the late Frank Stewart’s term JOLIET, IL – The Will County Board has appointed and welcomed back Henry Travis … Read more ›

Illinois moves closer to cracking down on a fugitive’s family members who help him flee

SPRINGFIELD—Illinois moved closer Thursday to cracking down on a fugitive’s family members who help him flee. A House judicial panel voted 7-1 for a measure … Read more ›

From the community

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Candidate for Will County State’s Attorney, Dave Carlson, called his opponent, incumbent James Glasgow, hypocritical for his publicizing what has been an epidemic of heroin … Read more ›

Duffy Blackburn, CPA, Will County Auditor
From the community

Will County Auditor Blackburn selected as panelist for State CPA Government Conference

JOLIET – Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn will be a panelist for the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society’s annual Government Conference. Blackburn, also a CPA, … Read more ›

Diane Seiler-Zigrossi (D-Lockport) has been named the Will County Board's leadership post of minority whip.
From the community

Diane Seiler-Zigrossi named to Will County Board leadership

District 7 rep has served on Board since 2008 JOLIET, IL – Will County Board minority leader Walter Adamic (D-Joliet) has named Diane Seiler-Zigrossi (D-Lockport) … Read more ›