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Will County In The News
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.
A new feature is being added to the plans for Rock Run Crossings, which is billed as a future destination center that would attract shoppers, diners, moviegoers and more from a region spanning into the Chicago suburbs and central Illinois –warehouses.
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.
Will County’s unemployment rate continued to improve in August, falling to 9.7 percent from a peak of 17.4 percent in April. Overall, total unemployed persons in Will County has fallen from a peak of more than 60,000 in April to just over 33,000 in September.
The Joliet City Council on Monday was getting its first look at a 99-year lease agreement that spells out terms for future city ownership of a privately built Houbolt Road bridge estimated to cost $160 million. The council is slated to vote Tuesday on the lease, which must be approved before bridge construction starts.
The Plainfield village board approved the construction of a new Pace bus maintenance and storage facility Monday night, as part of an inter-governmental agreement between the village and Pace Suburban Bus.
E-commerce was already growing and this trend is expected to escalate with consumers quickly adopting purchase of essential goods through on-line channels.