JOLIET – Officials from the Will County Board today accepted a $10,000 check from Citgo to help fund the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), an arm of the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. The funds will be used to underwrite the only fundraising event of the year for the CAC, “Men Who Cook,” to be held September 22 at the Chicagoland Speedway.
County Board using freight plan to secure funds for future
JOLIET – Recent high-level discussions with Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration has led Will County Board leadership to press for funding improvements on I-80 through the county. Leadership says that I-80 is vital to Illinois' economy which will soon start to suffer due to the failing interstate. The board is hopeful that more funding will be available in the near future. In discussions with the Illinois Secretary of Transportation and the Governor, board leadership stressed the importance of updating roads and bridges to support the booming shipping industry that has grown over the last few decades.
“The $34.4 million for the I-80 interchange at US-30 was one piece of the puzzle,” said Will County Board Speaker Jim Moustis (R-Frankfort). “There are many more pieces. As the largest inland port in the United States, it is vital that the County Board continue to aggressively push for additional funds for projects that will facilitate the flow of goods into and around the Chicago area.”
JOLIET - The Will County Board announced today that they have received a grant of $34.4 million to rebuild the US 30 interchange at I-80. The total cost of the project is $43 million.
“The I-80 corridor through Will County is one of the busiest stretches of interstate in the country,” said Will County Board Speaker Jim Moustis (R-Frankfort). “With the largest inland port in the US, it is paramount that our county seeks every available dollar to improve the safety and flow of traffic on I-80.”
Kasondra Van Treeck