Showing posts from January, 2018

Will County Breaks Ground on New Courthouse

I have blogged in the past (click here) about the new Will County Courthouse plans. Well the county has broken ground and crews will soon start to demolish the old First Midwest Bank Building to prepare the site. It is located on the city block between the old courthouse and City Hall. From my office on Chicago Street, I will have a front row seat to the construction and plan to bring regular updates This will be the county's latest building project in recent history - a nearly $200 million 10 story building, 365,000 square-feet with 38 courtrooms (we now only have 23). T he plan envisions a two-story glass lobby, 6 six security screening stations (we now have only 2) with areas to line up. The current courthouse was never designed for modern security so there are often long wait lines stretching out to Jefferson street some mornings. They will also have escalators on the first several floors to move people to their courtrooms much faster that the 4 elevators that serve the curr