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.
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.
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.
By Megann Horstead, New Lenox Patriot | 5/22/2017
Joliet resident Roger Williams recognizes the challenges commuters face traveling in and around the county.
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.
Residents can give opinion in person, or online By MIKE MALLORY - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.