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Houbolt bridge construction ready to go

Houbolt bridge construction ready to go

Construction of the Houbolt Road bridge is expected to start within the next couple of weeks. “We’re a full go as of today,” Michael Murphy, chief development officer for CenterPoint Properties said Tuesday. Murphy said a construction trailer should be on the site “in the next couple of days. … It will take a week or so to go to work.”

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Wayfair to Open Romeoville Fulfillment Center With at Least 250 Jobs

Wayfair to Open Romeoville Fulfillment Center With at Least 250 Jobs

Online home goods retailer Wayfair is opening a fulfillment center in Romeoville that is expected to employ more than 250 people. The 1.2 million-square-foot facility will help the company “further scale our excellent shopping experience to meet the needs of our rapidly growing customer base in the greater Chicago region and across the U.S.,” Wayfair COO Thomas Netzer said in a news release Friday.

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Will County, Illinois 1 of 9 In State Seeing Population Growth

Will County, Illinois 1 of 9 In State Seeing Population Growth

Will County was one of only a handful of counties in Illinois to see population growth over the past decade, according to a study by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Only nine of the state’s 102 counties saw population growth over the past 10 years, according to the CMAP study: Kendall, Champaign, Monroe, Kane, Will, Grundy, Williamson, DuPage and McLean.

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Trash to Cash: Will County to Convert Methane Into Renewable Gas Turning Trash Into Cash

Trash to Cash: Will County to Convert Methane Into Renewable Gas Turning Trash Into Cash

The Will County Board approved the next steps to convert methane gas produced at the Prairie View Landfill into compressed natural gas. The board voted today to select SCS Energy to design and build a plant to convert the methane to renewable natural gas. Harbour Contractors from Plainfield will lead the construction piece of this project. Currently, some methane gas is converted into electricity at the landfill with the remainder being burned off.

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Transportation Tribute Honors Legacy of Larry Walsh

Transportation Tribute Honors Legacy of Larry Walsh

Local, regional and state transportation officials paid tribute to the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Sr. on October 13th. First as a State Senator and later as the County Executive, Larry devoted countless hours planning, supporting and securing billions of dollars for transportation projects throughout the region.

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