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With 2 proposed Will County industrial parks, 'good timing' for $1M freight study, officials say

With proposals for two large scale industrial parks in the works — in Crete and Elwood — Will County officials say they hope their soon-to-be-adopted Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan will help local leaders minimize the impacts of these sizeable projects.

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Will County needs a freight plan

Will County needs a freight plan

Chicago Tribune by Daily Southtown Editorial Board - June 9, 2017

Will County is the largest inland port in North America, according to the county's Center for Economic Development.

Between 2005 and 2015, freight-related industry in Will County grew by 138 percent, and the CED estimates that growth will continue at a similar pace.

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Residents weigh in on Will County's 'community friendly' freight plan

Susan DeMar Lafferty, Daily Southtown | 5/22/2017

Jinny Eken apparently has gone the extra mile to keep her quiet residential neighborhood in unincorporated New Lenox Township safe from truck traffic.

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Will County receives input on Community Friendly Freight Mobility plan

By Megann Horstead, New Lenox Patriot | 5/22/2017

Joliet resident Roger Williams recognizes the challenges commuters face traveling in and around the county.

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Will County officials host first open house for freight mobility study

Will County officials host first open house for freight mobility study

By MIKE MALLORY The Herald-News |May 16, 2017

WILMINGTON – Mike Kostyra used to ride his motorcycle to work sometimes. He stopped because he feared for his safety.

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Will County seeks community input on freight

Residents can give opinion in person, or online By MIKE MALLORY - mmallory@shawmedia.com April 27, 2017

JOLIET – Will County has announced several ways residents can take part and have their voices heard in its Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan.

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Will County seeks public input on transportation plan

Susan DeMar Lafferty | Daily Southtown

Will County and the Will County Center for Economic Development are seeking public input on their Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan through a series of open houses and an online survey.

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Will County Residents Invited To Friendly Freight Mobility Plan May 16, 17th And 18th

By Monica DeSantis | May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 AM

Will County and the Will County Center for Economic Development are seeking public input related to the development of the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan.

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From 300 feet below Joliet to 67 stories above Chicago, the journey of the city's concrete

By Ally Marotti and Chad Yoder

It towers over the city in high-rises, paves the Chicago Riverwalk and reflects thunderous cheers at Wrigley Field.  Concrete is everywhere in Chicago, and its key ingredient doesn't have to travel far to get here.

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Greuling: The Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan

Greuling: The Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan

By JOHN GREULING - Will County Center for Economic Development

The intermodal facilities in Will County serve as North America’s largest inland port with $65 billion worth of products in over 3 million containers transported in 2016.

As a result, Will County’s freight transportation system is the economic gateway to the Midwest and national economies. How we got here is not too hard to understand.

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