Larry's leadership is reflected in the viable, fiscally responsible, economic attractiveness of Will County. Together, we have achieved great things.
Many capitol projects, economic studies and fiscal policy improvements are underway. Keep them going under the leadership of the team that got them this far.
Larry's supporters know that his skill at compromise and making progress has set Will County apart from other governments that have surrendered to gridlock.
I am proud of this great county – filled with honest, hard-working people, responsible business owners, and the blessing of our location and other natural resources.
Under Larry's leadership, Will County has grown from a rural farming community to a significant player in the global marketplace. Our prime location at the crossroads of America, along with our skilled workforce, makes Will County appealing to a variety of business sectors. We are adding millions of square feet of new business development from national companies like UPS, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Amazon, IKEA, Fresh Thyme Market and many others. This is bringing thousands of new jobs to our county. With economic growth comes transportation issues so with foresight we are beginning the most comprehensive freight mobility study in our history.
Our county is growing in size and sophistication, and with it so are our road systems and our technology. Projects like the I-80 and Houbolt Road Interchange Bridge, the I-55 and Weber Road interchange, 135th Street and a dozen others are being managed responsibly and within budget, with funds coming from innovative new sources outside the county, to ease congestion and increase commerce. Better, more transparent and comprehensive websites, new Real Estate data systems and Land Use Permit management systems ease the management of our growing workload.
We are in the middle of several major capital improvement projects such as the new county court house and the Laraway Public Safety Complex. Many offices and organizations came together to create solid plans and begin to build the Will County of tomorrow. Changes along the way mandated by new state and federal rules were addressed swiftly and intelligently, keeping projects moving smoothly and within budget. Let's keep Larry and the leadership team in place to see these projects to fruition.
We are blessed in Will County to have a health department with state-of-the-art technology and skilled personnel who are dedicated to providing quality healthcare to our residents and ensure the health and safety of our county. And this department is tested to ensure they are at the ready in case of an emergency. Last June we took part in a statewide Emergency Exercise to test our capacity for distributing medication in an emergency situation. And the county runs regular awareness programs throughout the year, like Rethink Your Drink to avoid sugary beverages, Know Where to Go to encourage residents to find local primary care facilities to ease traffic to emergency rooms in non-emergency situations, and of course HELPS to train our police force and teach our children to combat the use of heroine.
We continue to move forward and maintain our position in the global marketplace while ensuring Will County remains the best place to live, work, conduct business, and raise a family.
Larry never sits on his laurels, even with the extensive list of accomplishments as County Executive that he has already attained. No, Larry actively campaigns to ensure that the work he has begun has the chance to thrive under his leadership in the next term. You can help. From displaying yard signs to door-to-door campaigning, there's room for you in this re-election effort. Contact us today.