Will County handed keys to First Midwest Bank Building
Sheriff's operations to consolidate, relocate to upper floors
"This is another important step in the county's comprehensive capital plan to consolidate, reduce expenses and plan for long-term needs," said Speaker Jim Moustis. "We look forward to continuing this process with the goal of more efficiently delivering services to our residents while also being a wise steward of the taxpayers' dollars."
“This relationship with First Midwest Bank is a great example of another successful public private partnership in Will County,” said Executive Larry Walsh. “This partnership will allow county government to remain in downtown Joliet and enhance our services to our constituents, while further consolidating our operations.”
First Midwest Bank president Jim Roolf said he is pleased the county decided to purchase the building which will allow for the bank to expand on its future plans.
“This is truly an exciting day for the County of Will, the City of Joliet, and First Midwest Bank,” said Joliet Banking Center President Jim Roolf. “This win/win situation addresses the County’s immediate needs as well as those of First Midwest and it positions the County and the Bank to strategically look forward to address our respective future needs.”
Will County plans to begin moving some of the sheriff’s operations into the building in early 2015.