Special use permits and intergovernmental agreements were approved by the Will County Board.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Will County Board Report for April.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Republicans Tom Weigel, New Lenox, and Margo McDermed, Mokena, were the top two vote-getters in the race for District 12 board members.
Tom Weigel, an eight-year veteran of the Will County Board, and the newly-elected Margo McDermed, said Wednesday that they are looking to stay the conservative spending course that the board has exercised. However, both agreed that attracting new business and infrastructure improvements will mark their efforts moving forward. Weigel, who chairs the County's Land Use and Development Committee along with the Forest Preserve Finance Committee, said the numbers revealed bipartisan support for the multiple projects he supported or ushered in over the last several years, such as conservation programs along with the identification of federal grant money, he said. Weigel garnered over 35 percent of total votes cast in the race for District 12, and…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The two Republicans beat out two Democratic challengers for the District 12 seats, which represent New Lenox and Mokena in Will County.
Area voters elected incumbent Tom Weigel and Frankfort Township Clerk Margo McDermed to the Will County Board on Tuesday, handily beating out two Democratic challengers. The District 12 seat represents residents in New Lenox and Mokena. Weigel, of New Lenox, and McDeremed, of Mokena, carried all 27 precincts, getting the top two vote totals at each polling place. They beat out Democratic challengers Santino Lettieri and John Sanchez Jr., who both joined the race following the March primary. In March, Weigel and McDermed defeated New Lenox Village Trustee Ray Tuminello and Lincoln-Way school board member Chris Kosel. "I worked hard and I am so happy that voters responded to what I had to say," McDermed said after her win in March. She said…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Incumbent Tom Weigel and Frankfort Township Clerk Margo McDermed won the Will County District 12 race after all precincts have reported. New Lenox candidates Ray Tuminello and Chris Kosel kept things close.
Area voters elected incumbent Tom Weigel and Frankfort Township Clerk Margo McDermed to the Will County Board in a tight race Tuesday. They defeated New Lenox Village Trustee Ray Tuminello and Lincoln-Way school board member Chris Kosel. "I worked hard and I am so happy that voters responded to what I had to say," said McDermed, a Mokena resident. She said her biggest priorities will be to keep a balanced budget and find ways to bring in new jobs to the county. Tuminello said he knew he had an uphill battle from the start, going against two longtime local politicians in Weigel and McDermed as well as the name recognition of Kosel, who is the son of state Rep. Renee Kosel (R-New Lenox). "I knew it going in that this was going to be the case…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Every day this week, we'll highlight one of the candidates for the Will County Board's District 12 race. There are four candidates on the ballot and two will be elected.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Board member David Izzo was appointed to the Will County Board this week, leaving his spot on the District 210 school board open. The district will accept applications through Nov. 30.
Want a say about what's going on in the local high school district? The Lincoln-Way high school district is accepting applications for a board position after a member resigned Thursday. Member David Izzo was appointed to the Will County Board on Thursday, filling the vacated position of county representative Laurie Smith (R-New Lenox), who moved to Florida in October. That leaves Izzo's position open. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 30. For a copy of the application packet, contact secretary Sue Fennell at 815-462-2135 or email@example.com. Izzo, a Tinley Park resident, served on the District 210 board since 2005. His second term would have ended in 2013, when the next Lincoln-Way school board election takes place. …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Dan Stinnett, director of the local youth center, said the cost of the permit and other improvements have eaten almost all of The Hub's operating budget. As school nears, he hopes the Will County Board will approve his permit so he can re-open for student
Popular youth hangout spot The Hub, which closed this summer while dealing with zoning issues, has spent nearly 90 percent of its operating budget to try to re-open its doors and continue its mission of providing kids a safe place to hang out. The Hub closed for the summer because it wasn't permitted in the industrial location in which it resides off of Schoolhouse Road. Director Dan Stinnett was required to apply for a special use permit or close The Hub, and after shutting the doors in June, he paid the permit application fee last week. Even if the Will County Board grants The Hub the special use permit, the next roadblock will be recouping those costs and becoming more solvent. The application alone for a special use permit is $3,750, …
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Will County Board voted Thursday on a new map that will increase the number of districts but drop representation from three to two people elected in each district.
Although Frankfort and New Lenox are being split up in Will County's recently approved district boundary changes, the current elected officials won't face a sticky, odd-person-out situation that other new districts could. The Will County Board voted Thursday morning to change its boundaries, increasing the number of districts from nine to 13 but cutting the overall number of representatives to 26, down one from the current makeup. Once every 10 years using U.S. Census data, the Will County Board must redraw the county’s district map so that each district serves about the same number of residents. The county grew more than any other in the state, with a 35 percent bump, between the 2000 and 2010 Census counts. Currently, New Lenox, Mokena …