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I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

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New Lenox man wins refurbished iPad in photo contest
Tammy Reiher
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New Lenox man wins refurbished iPad in photo contest

Composting photo judged best in America Recycles Day competition

WILL COUNTY – After 15 years in a small Rogers Park condo that offered essentially “no outside space at all,” Jason Holicky decided he needed something larger that also offered space for gardening.

Holicky and his husband, Ethan Shebesh, looked around Chicago before deciding to move to New Lenox.

Holicky said the pair have friends in Will County and Holicky’s business partner lives in Joliet. Holicky and his business partner do work that includes web design, online marketing and graphic design. Shebesh, who teaches at a Chicago Public School, is looking for a job in the area, too.

Growing up in Northwestern Indiana, Holicky’s family lived across the street from his grandparents and often spent time working with his grandpa in his garden. “He always had a real passion for gardening.”

The tutelage he received from his grandpa took root and helped him win Will County’s 2016 America Recycles Day photo contest. He received a refurbished iPad for the photo of him composting, an activity he used to help his grandpa with. He was presented his prize by Will County Executive Larry Walsh on Dec. 6.

The contest, open to Will County residents, asked residents to submit a photo relevant to one of six categories: recycling; reuse; gardening or composting; energy efficiency; waste reduction; or water conservation. The photo had to include a person who lives or works in the county.

Marta Keane, Recycling Program Specialist with the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division, said that this is the fifth time the County has given away a refurbished iPad in honor of the Nov. 15 holiday.

Contest entries featured yard waste composting, reuse, food scrap composting and gardening. The winner was chosen by a panel of judges from the Land Use Department.

Keane said, “This photo is special because it exemplifies enjoying the environment, conserving the nutrients in the leaves on your property to be used as a natural fertilizer in the spring in gardens, flower beds or simply on trees and bushes.”

Since Holicky and Shebesh moved to New Lenox in August, it was too late to do any gardening this year. “We’re prepping for next year.”

Now he has another tool in his gardening arsenal. “I’m going to do all my gardening research on (the iPad).”

For additional information about the Will County Land Use -RRE, go to www.willcountygreen.com. Look for information on future contests there, as well.

The Land Use Department is under the County Executive’s office and is led by Director Curt Paddock.

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NOTICE: VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR MARCH 3, 2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

In accordance with Tier 1 mitigation efforts instituted for Region 7, the March 3, 2021 Will County Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Webex Events platform. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. While the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet will be open, a limited number of people will be allowed inside which includes staff, Commissioners, applicants, and the public. Applicants and the public are encouraged to participate remotely by attending the virtual meeting, submitting comments before the meeting via email, or calling in during the meeting.

ATTEND REMOTELY: Go to https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5f75020b4e77ccea2b062d11ac5f69a9 and click "Join Now.”

EMAIL COMMENTS: Public comments will be taken via email in advance of the meeting. Please email hpc@willcountyillinois.com with your comments. Your email will be read into the record during the March 3 meeting by Land Use Department staff.

PHONE COMMENTS: Public comments can be made during the meeting by calling (408) 418-9388 and entering access code 187 875 5392. 

The agenda is available for download here: http://willcountyil.iqm2.com/citizens/calendar.aspx?view=calendar& 

Please note that should you call into the meeting or join remotely, you will be muted upon entering by the host. You will be unmuted at the appropriate time to make a comment.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, Development Review Division at (815) 740-8140.

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NOTICE: VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR MARCH 3, 2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

In accordance with Tier 1 mitigation efforts instituted for Region 7, the March 3, 2021 Will County Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Webex Events platform. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. While the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet will be open, a limited number of people will be allowed inside which includes staff, Commissioners, applicants, and the public. Applicants and the public are encouraged to participate remotely by attending the virtual meeting, submitting comments before the meeting via email, or calling in during the meeting.

ATTEND REMOTELY: Go to https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5f75020b4e77ccea2b062d11ac5f69a9 and click "Join Now.”

EMAIL COMMENTS: Public comments will be taken via email in advance of the meeting. Please email hpc@willcountyillinois.com with your comments. Your email will be read into the record during the March 3 meeting by Land Use Department staff.

PHONE COMMENTS: Public comments can be made during the meeting by calling (408) 418-9388 and entering access code 187 875 5392. 

The agenda is available for download here: http://willcountyil.iqm2.com/citizens/calendar.aspx?view=calendar& 

Please note that should you call into the meeting or join remotely, you will be muted upon entering by the host. You will be unmuted at the appropriate time to make a comment.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, Development Review Division at (815) 740-8140.

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