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News briefs: McGuire to hold Lockport town hall meeting

Updated: July 9, 2014 6:09AM



State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Crest Hill, will hold four town hall meetings in June, including one from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lockport City Hall, 222 E. 9th St.

The meetings, which are open to the public, will give area residents an opportunity to discuss state and local issues, according to a release from McGuire’s office.

For more information or to submit questions ahead of time, call (815) 207-4445 or email www.senatorpatmcguire.com.

Will County honored for preservation efforts

The Will County Land Use Department Historic Preservation Commission has been awarded an honorable mention in the 2014 National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s Excellence Awards program in the “best practices” category, the county said in a press release.

The awards recognize outstanding efforts of local preservation, historic district and landmark commissions and boards of architectural review. Will County was recognized in the category of “Best Practices: Identification/Registration” for its efforts in surveying the county’s rural structures, the release said.

To date, the project has surveyed 18 of the 24 townships with more than 6,500 structures identified. The remaining six townships are to be surveyed as funding becomes available, the county said.

The survey provides comprehensive information on all historic rural structures in the project area, inventories existing structures for future study, and assesses eligibility of resources for the National Register and local designation.

Among other things, the survey has been used as a tool for review of landmark nomination and demolition permits and has served as a resource for local history research, the county said.

The commission will be recognized during a ceremony July 19 in Philadelphia.

Staff reports



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