Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The agricultural breakfast will take place on May 29 at R-Place in Morris.
Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the agricultural breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., May 29. Attendees must register for the event and must do so by May 28. The event is $10 per person. You can register by calling 815-942-0359, Ext. 3. The breakfast will feature a panel giving the morning presentation concerning programs that are available for flooding issues with an open discussion to follow. The breakfast will conclude by 8:30 am. In other business news:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Some favor a plan to allow Ketone Partners to mine and develop a parcel at U.S. 6 and Bluff Road. Others are against the project. Where do you fall on this issue?
A proposal to allow Ketone Partners to resume mining on a large parcel of land at U.S. 6 and Bluff Road in Channhon had a number of local residents raising their voices on Patch. Ketone, a Chicago-based real estate, consulting and development firm, wants to mine the property for 10-15 years, then turn the land into a luxury residential neighborhood surrounded on three-sides by a 90- to 100-acre lake. The company's plan, as outlined in a recent Village of Channahon planning and zoning commission meeting, calls for 100 homes to be built, each one of the homes sitting on one-acre lots. Here is a Sampling of Patch Readers/Users Had to Say: Bob 6:28 am on Friday, May 17, 2013 another screw up by Pena and his clowns, everything for the village …
These property transfers were recorded with Will County in recent weeks.
These properties were sold in the 60435 zip code of Channahon recently, according to Will County property records. Looking for more properties? See what sold in Joliet, Romeoville and Shorewood or visit realestate.public-record.com Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka, Romeoville or Shorewood newsletters.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Residents say noise, dust and truck traffic will be issues if Ketone Partners is allowed to resume mining at U.S. 6 and Bluff Road in Channahon.
The Crest Hill farm had to move the cage containing the 1-week-old and 3-week-old goats to a more prominent spot on the farm.
Did you see the story we ran on the baby goats that were abandoned in a vacant construction site last week? It was a little touch and go for the 1-week-old Pepper, who was resisting bottle-feeding, but it looks like things might work out. Click here to read the original story.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ketone Partners project could result in short-term heartache for some, long-term windfall for the Village of Channahon.
A proposal to resume mining operations on a large piece of property at U.S. 6 and Bluff Road in Channahon has some residents calling for the Village Board to step in before their way of life is altered by dust, noise and truck traffic. “Can’t something be done to re-zone this property into something that can be more useful to a growing village?” questioned Nikki Larson in an email correspondence with Village Trustee Missey Schumacher. Larson, a physical education teacher and the girls golf coach at Plainfield South High School, lives in the last house on a dead-end street that likely will be affected directly if Ketone Partners is allowed to move forward with mining operations and a plan to develop the parcel into a luxury residential …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pam Owens has been chosen to head up the Joliet City Center Partnership, which is part of the Will County Center for Economic Development.
The Joliet City Center Partnership, charged with helping revitalize Joliet's downtown district, has a new executive director. Pam Owens has been tapped for the job. She previously spent five years as the coordinator of the Main Street Program for the city of Moline, where she organized an award-winning program for the downtown Moline iWireless Center, according to a news release. “I have been impressed with the level of involvement by (Joliet) city and community leaders, business owners, and volunteers willing to work with JCCP to ensure a successful downtown," Owens said in the release. "I’m ready to get out on the streets and through the doors of downtown businesses to meet the rest of the downtown business community.” The partnership's…
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Read about this business, whose owner just claimed their listing on Joliet Patch.
We would like to welcome the Joliet Slammers to the Patch community! When a local business interacts with Patch by claiming its listing, we like to say thank you with a short question-and-answer session to help community members get to know the business. Contact us if you're interested in having your business featured here. Today, Patch features Aaron Morse, Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Joliet Slammers What do the Joliet Slammers offer? The Slammers offer affordable entertainment for the people of Will County and the surrounding areas. Our tickets start at only $5. We have fireworks after every Friday night home game during our season. Every Monday-Wednesday home game we offer the "Blue Collar Buffet" which is an all-…
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…