X
GO
Nina Campbell
/ Categories: News, Home Page

Court Fee to Help Finance New Will Co. Courthouse

The SouthtownStar, 8/28/14

Court fee to help finance new Will Co. courthouse (The SouthtownStar, 8/29/14)

By Susan DeMar Lafferty slafferty@southtownstar.com

A proposed new Will County Courthouse got its first source of funding Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law allowing the county to adopt a “judicial facilities fee.”

The legislation was the idea of Circuit Court Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt, who called it a “classic user’s fee.”

The county will charge a fee up to $30 on civil and criminal cases that require a court appearance. The revenue can be used only for construction of a new courthouse and is estimated to generate between $1.5 million and $2 million per year.

Schoenstedt and other county officials have said the current courthouse in downtown Joliet, built in 1969, lacks sufficient space and is not as secure as needed.

 

County officials hired Darien-based Wight and Co. to analyze the county’s needs and plan a new courthouse, which is estimated to cost between $140 million and $200 million.

 

The county bought the First Midwest Bank building across the street from the existing courthouse and may demolish it to clear the site for the new courthouse.

State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, was the chief sponsor of the fee legislation, which received bipartisan support.

State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Crest Hill, who sponsored the bill in the Senate, said in a news release that the new fee will help Will County build a “badly needed new courthouse.”

Previous Article Fee would help finance new Will County Courthouse
Next Article Workforce Services Division releases November workshop schedule Oct. 20, 2014
Print
5418

Nina CampbellNina Campbell

Will County Webmaster

Other posts by Nina Campbell
Contact author

Contact author

x
Press Contacts

Anastasia Tuskey
Communications Director
Ph: 815-740-8376

Tammy Reiher
Public Information Officer
Ph: 815-774-7485

«January 2021»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2728293031
Will County Office Building closed Fri. Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day

Will County Office Building closed Fri. Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day

The Will County Office Building will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of New Year's Day.
Read more
12
345
County Executive Bertino-Tarrant appoints five to Will County boards

County Executive Bertino-Tarrant appoints five to Will County boards

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed five people to boards in December.

Read more
678
AgeGuide - Needs Assessment Survey

AgeGuide - Needs Assessment Survey

Share your opinion, shape your community. You are invited to take a 15-20 minute survey about aging services.

Read more
9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

Tags

100th birthday 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Passport event acting Chief Judge David Carlson adult detention affordable Alison.com All Nations Church of God in Christ Alzheimer's walk America Recycles Day American Legion Post 1080 American Recycles Day Animal Control Arsenal Road assistance BBQ luncheon Becky Haldorson Bertino-Tarrant Bolingbrook Park District bonds book event book recycling book recycling and reuse event book reuse and recycling Brayden Caraynoff-Haber Bruce Gould businesses career Caroline Portlock cash reserves CBS 2 Chicago census Charlotte Mather chicago Street Citizen Utility Board Citizens Utility Board city closings Clothes 4 Work CMAP ComEd Community Development of Block Grant contact tracing cooling centers coronavirus cost savings council county county board chairs County Executive Denise Winfrey County Executive Larry Walsh County Office Building covid covid-19 C-Pace Curt Paddock Danette Krieger David Dubois Deborah Alexander Deirdre Manigo Denise Winfrey Diane Brozman digital safety Director Curt Paddock distressed Dr. L.P. Schild drive-through job fair early voting Earth Day Earth Flag Awards Eastside Green House economic development Eden Community Garden electronic recycling electronics recycling Emergency Management Agency employment energy conservation energy efficiency Erin Kohl Ethics Adviser Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant extreme heat federal fees financial savings fiscal health flu food bank forklift drivers Frankfort Township Friends of Sunny Hill funding future gardening Gertrude Hoover Green Team groundbreaking Harold Damron health Health Department healthcare heroin legislation forum hero helps addiction trea Historic Preservation Commission holiday bazaar holiday gift show and luncheon holiday string lights holidays hospital Household Hazardous Waste HVAC IDPH Illinois Extension Service Illinois Recycling Foundation insulation interview Janine Farrell Jason Holicky Jeff Hubrich Jennifer Bertino Tarrant JJC City Center Campus Joan O'Keefe job creation job fair job search jobs John Greuling John Ocansey Joliet Joliet Arsenal Development Advisory Board Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk Joliet Park District Joliet Slammers Joyce Parker Judge David Carlson Karen Sorbero Kathy Pecora Land Use Department Larry Walsh Lauren Staley Ferry Lewis University library lighting fixtures liquor license Madison Curran maintenance Marta Keane Marth Sojka mask material handlers mechanic Melissa Hemzacek Memorial Day Midwest Classics on 66 Museum Midwest Renewable Energy Association Mike Bell Mobile Workforce Center Monee Park District Monee Township Moody Investor Service mortgage assistance Moving Will County municipal Music and memory NACo National Hookup of Black Women National Recycling Coalition nctv 17 neuter/spay new year's day Nick Palmer non profit Northeastern Illinois Organix Pam Rodriguez pandemic paper shredding Pastor Dwayne Barfield Penny Curran permits Pilcher Park Pilcher Park Nature Center Plainfield United Methodist portal Prairie State Legal Services public building pumpkin composting Pumpkin Pitch quarantine rating Recyclepalooza recycling registration renewals rent assistance residents Resource Recovery and Energy Resource Recovery and Energy Division resume Resume Gallery Rethink Water campaign ribbon Rolonda Mitchell rural historic structures Samantha Bluemer Savers Savers. WJOL school bus driver school garden Scott Slocum security officers Seeds of Change Grant Program seniors Sharefest sick sign language skills solar solar group buy Solarize Chicagoland Spirit of Community Caring Award St. Vincent DePaul Standard and Poor's stay home Sunny Hill Nursing Home Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County Susan Flessner Susan Olenek swimming pools taxpayers Ted Slowik testing textile collection textile recycling The Daily Southtown The Friends of Sunny Hill Inc. thermal Three Rivers Association of Realtors Tim Anderson tire collection USAgain vaccinations vaccine veterans Veterans Day vision and hearing screening vow renewal warming centers Warren-Sharpe Community Center Washington Township Wayne Breitbarth We Will Grow Garden Program weather related closings West Nile Virus will Will County Will County Board Will County Center for Community Concerns Will County Clerk Will County Executive Denise Winfrey Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive Larry Walsh Will County Executive Larry Walsh Midwest Renewabl Will County Farm Bureau Will County Health Department Will County Historic Preservation Commission Will County Land Use Department Will County Office Building Will County Office Buildng Will County TB clinic Will County Veterans Affairs Commission Will County Workforce Center Will County Workforce Services Division William E. Young School WJOL Workforce Center of Will County Workforce Investment Board Workforce Services Division Workforce Services Division of Will County Workforce Services Division releases November work workshops Youth Provider Workshop