Durbin Meets With Will County Officials To Discuss Local Priorities

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with members of the Will County Board who were in Washington, D.C. for their annual fly-in. Durbin and the group discussed local economic development, transportation improvements and manufacturing partnerships. A photo of today’s meeting is available here.

“The Will County Board serves as an important local voice for the business and community interests of the entire region,” Durbin said. “I was happy to meet with them to discuss ways to support manufacturing and workforce training. I look forward to working with them in the future to support efforts that create good-paying jobs for the county.”


Attendees at today’s meeting included: Herb Brooks, Will County Board Speaker; Will County Board Members Bob Howard, Lee Goodson, Diane Zigrossi, Suzanne Hart, and Don Moran; Nick Palmer, Chief of Staff for President Larry Walsh’s Office; Bruce Friefeld, Chief of Staff for the Will County Board; and Marcy DeMauro, Executive Director of the Will County Forest Preserve District.


Last year, Durbin help secure $2 million in federal funding for Will County, in partnership with DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry, through the Accelerated Training for Illinois Manufacturing program to train 177 people at 11 educational institutions in the region. Those in the program will learn the skills to be Computer Numeric Control operators, welders, industrial machinery mechanics and robotics technicians.