Old Will County Courthouse gets ‘stay of execution’

Advocates raise ante to save building as county plans for demolition

Members of the Courthouse Preservation Partnership pose for a photo outside the old Will County Courthouse on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Joliet.

I am dead set against knocking this building down. I am asking for time so we can decide what’s best for the community as a whole.”

—  Janet Diaz, Will County Board member
Will County Board Member Janet Diaz, D-Joliet, speaks at a public hearing on local landmark status for the old Will County Courthouse held by the Joliet Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday, May 25, 2023.