- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Architects have shown Will County board members concept plans for a new courthouse in downtown Joliet.

The Daily Southtown reports (https://trib.in/1P1Frw1 ) that the plans from Wight and Co. architects call for a ten-story building next to a four-story building for court-related offices, like the clerk or state’s attorney. County officials have said the current Will County court is too small with 23 courtrooms built in 1968.

The $170 million concept plans presented Thursday include space for 34 courtrooms and space for expansion if needed. It’s unclear what would happen with the existing courthouse, which has hosted high-profile murder trials involving former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson and Oswego father Christopher Vaughn.

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Information from: Southtown Star, https://southtownstar.chicagotribune.com/



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