Hammel Woods dam site in Shorewood reopens

The Forest Preserve District of Will County removed the dam to improve the health of the river

will county, shorewood, hammel woods, forest preserve district
Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.