Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2015 Will County Fair

The 112th Will County Fair begins Wednesday, August 26th and continues through Sunday the 30th at the Will County Fair Grounds in Peotone, Illinois.  For a full schedule, go here.

Videos from previous Will County Fairs:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lincoln-Way School Board to Vote on Which School To Close, Attendance Boundaries

Voting on which school to close and taking action on attendance criteria are on the agenda for the August 13, 2015 Lincoln-Way Board of Education meeting.  The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln-Way Central Fine Arts Center.

Facing a financial deficit and placement on the State of Illinois financial watch list, the district must submit a deficit reduction plan to the State.

Video from the July Lincoln-Way Board of Education Meeting:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Amazon Building Fulfillment Center in Joliet

Amazon is building a new fulfillment center in Joliet.  The new warehouse is currently under construction just east of the intersection of Laraway Road and Route 53:

Amazon is advertising full-time jobs to be available at the fulfillment center--http://www.amazonfulfillmentcareers.com/opportunities/warehouse-associate/amazon-hiring-joliet .

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I-55 Bridge Inspections In Will County To Begin August 10, 2015

Will County News received the following Illinois Department of Transportation Press Release on inspections of the Interstate 55 bridge over the Des Plaines River:

"CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that routine inspections of the Interstate 55 truss bridges over the Des Plaines River near Channahon will begin, weather permitting, the morning of Monday, August 10, 2015.

The inspections, required to be conducted every other year, will result in weekday closures, Monday through Thursday, on I-55 during the daytime hours for approximately two to three weeks.

The southbound bridge will be inspected first, with daily lane closures scheduled in the southbound lanes, weather permitting, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The inspections on the northbound bridge will follow, with lane closures scheduled in the northbound lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Dynamic Message Signs will be in place while the lane closures are in effect to advise motorists of travel times through the work zone.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. "