JOLIET, IL — If you don't like heights or ledges, it may take some time to get acclimated to the new Will County Courthouse when it opens this fall. On the other hand, if heights aren't an issue, you may fall in love with the architecture and breathtaking views of Joliet's skyline.

From the tenth floor, you can easily see the grandstands for the city's NASCAR racetrack, even though Chicagoland Speedway is several miles to the south.

Downtown Joliet's ongoing $215 million construction project, funded by Will County government, is now in year three. It's slated for a Sept. 15 substantial completion.

Will County's Chief Circuit Judge Richard Schoenstedt told Joliet Patch that he expects to move into the new building sometime in October.

"I can't imagine we're going to have a lot of issues," Schoenstedt said Monday. "I'm really hoping to have this building open this fall. We're far enough along, as you can see.