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Office of Will County Executive
Lawrence M. Walsh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
For more information, contact:
Tammy; Reiher

Rural historic structural survey of Washington Township underway

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Will County Historic Preservation Commission has begun structural surveys of all pre-1960 rural structures in Washington Township.

The survey of Will County townships began in 1999. Including Washington Township, there are two townships still to be completed.

Consultants Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. will conduct the survey during daylight hours over the next several months within the unincorporated areas of Will County; there will be a few sites documented in Beecher.

As part of the survey, the consultants will photograph historic structures and buildings, develop sketch site plans and gather research information from various historical organizations and property owners.

Janine Farrell, a development analyst with the Will County Land Use Department and staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission, said the consultants will go to the main residence to request owner/occupant consent to photograph the structures.

If permission is denied, consultants will take photographs from the public right of way.

Survey results will be used to create a record of historically significant properties in unincorporated Will County

 
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Will County Office Building closed on July 4th

In observance of Independence Day, the Will County Office Building will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, July 5.
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EMA reminds residents to take care in summer’s heat

With summer’s heat upon us and as heat indexes top 90 and 100, the Will County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to be cautious in the heat.

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County, City to join with Slammers on July 21 to show residents how to hit a home run with water conservation

Will County and the City of Joliet are partnering with the Joliet Slammers to offer a day of baseball and family fun with an emphasis on water conservation on Sunday, July 21.

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Road Closure

Gougar Road will be closed July 22 - 26, at the Canadian National Railroad south of Lincoln Way West High School. Please note signage with detour instructions.
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