Leopardo Cuts Ribbon on New Coroner’s Facility and Morgue for Will County

Leopardo recently completed the new coroner’s facility and morgue for Will County, consolidating administrative offices and morgue operations previously located in separate facilities. The opening of the 11,460-square-foot facility was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 17 and attended by representatives from Will County and Leopardo’s project team.

“This day has been a long time coming and I’m thankful that our office has a modern facility to serve the residents of Will County,” said Will County Coroner Laurie Summers. “This is a transformational space for our operations and I’m thankful that county leadership recognized the need for it.”

Leopardo has partnered with Will County on numerous successful projects over the years, including the 70,000-square-foot Will County Health Department and the 85,000-square-foot Will County Public Safety Complex.

“We could not ask for a better team to work with than our friends at Will County, and we are excited to have contributed once again to the service of this wonderful community,” said Leopardo project manager Tyler Nassar.

The new facility features administrative offices and conference rooms, offices for county coroner and pathologist, investigation and cold case room, autopsy room attached to cooler and freezer rooms, as well as storage and data rooms.

“I appreciate the collaboration that occurred to make this project happen and I thank Coroner Summers for her consistent advocacy over the years,” said County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “I’m proud that this project is on-time, on-budget and still meets the professional needs of the staff. This new facility will improve our county’s public safety capabilities for decades to come.”

Leopardo worked closely with Will County, architects Wight & Co. and McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie, Inc. (MWL), as well as engineering firms dbHMS and HR Green to complete the project.