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Nov

2016

Changes in Will County Board District 10

Author: Editor

District 10 of Will County will see completely new leadership on the County Board for the first time in more than a decade.

Provisional and grace period votes were added to county voting totals Tuesday. All election results stayed the same.

In District 10, Gloria Dollinger, R-Joliet, and Tyler Marcum, D-Joliet, will replace Democrats Joseph Babich and Steve Wilhelmi – both of Joliet – after they did not seek re-election. Dollinger and Marcum will be sworn in December 5th.
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18

Nov

2016

Will County easily approves new budget

Author: Editor

Will County's new budget of $569 million sailed through with a unanimous vote and a reduced tax rate during Thursday's board meeting.

County board members also bid adieu to their outgoing officials and will reorganize and swear in new members Dec. 5.

The new budget, for the new fiscal year that begins Dec. 1, is up from last year's budget of $480 million, but includes funds for new building projects for which the county sold bonds.

"This has been one of the easiest budgets to get through the board in my 18 years on the board," said Steve Wilhelmi, D-Joliet, who previously chaired the finance committee. Wilhelmi, who did not seek re-election, was one of five honored at the meeting.

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Nov

2016

County Exec. Walsh wins fourth term, Democrats sweep four countywide Will County races

Author: Editor

There were four countywide seats up for grabs in this election in Will County and the votes were extremely close.

Ultimately, three incumbent Democrats held on for another term while a fourth Democrat won a first term.

County executive will serve unprecedented fourth term

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Jun

2016

The GOP surrenders to the dark side

Author: Editor

With the surrender of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for.

Ryan’s endorsement of Trump, which appeared in an op-ed the speaker wrote for his hometown paper — rather than before a gaggle of reporters and newscasters with his arm draped around Trump’s shoulders — was a white flag from the establishment opposition.

In his op-ed, Ryan explained that though he doesn’t support all of Trump’s ideas (brave!), he’s confident that a President Trump would support the House agenda. Moreover, Ryan felt that his endorsement was needed to maintain a Republican majority in the House.

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Aug

2015

Petitions for 2016 primary can be picked up starting in September in Will County

Author: Editor

Starting Sept. 1, candidates can pick up nominating petitions and start circulating them for signatures for the March 15 primary election.

Signature requirements for established political parties are listed at www.thewillcountyclerk.com. The first day to file petitions is Nov. 23, and the last opportunity to file is 5 p.m. Nov. 30, according to a news release from Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots.

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