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…
Businesses in Channahon and Minooka are invited to the luncheon on May 15.
Bonnie J. Covelli, Director, University of St. Francis Solutions Resource Center and Iyana Mason, Grant Writing & Communications Specialist at School District 215 will be co-presenting Authentic Leadership in the 21st Century at the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on May 15 at Maria's Restaurant, 1591 N. Division Street in Morris. To register for the luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m., call 815-942-0113 or email email@example.com. In other business news:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites would anchor the development, which also calls for 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.
A two-hotel development with an attached restaurant and 8,000-square-foot conference center would be built on Houbolt Road, just off Interstate 80, under plans submitted to the city of Joliet. The project calls for a 120-room, five-story Holiday Inn Express and an 80-room Candlewood Suites that would share a lobby area, outdoor patio garden, swimming pool and other amenities, Joliet Planner Jim Torri said. It's proposed for a location northwest of Houbolt and I-80, behind an existing Burger King on Rock Creek Boulevard, Torri said. Assuming the development wins city approval for variances on such issues as building and sign height, construction could be under way this summer and work completed by spring 2014, he said. It is the second …
Of the 75,000 home and business owners eligible to drop the utility via electric aggregation, between 8 percent and 10 percent did, officials said.
Between 6,000 and 7,500 home and small business owners in Joliet dropped ComEd as their electricity provider through the city-orchestrated electric aggregation program, officials said. That's between 8 percent and 10 percent of the 75,000 residences and businesses eligible to take advantage of the group purchase of electricity in a deal negotiated by the Will County Governmental League. Most Joliet residents have seen a 25 percent to 30 percent drop in their electric bill, depending on their usage, since the program went into effect in February, governmental league Executive Director Steve Quigley said. Electricity is being purchased from FirstEnergy Solutions. "They're basically getting a couple of months of free electricity," Quigley …
A Channahon couple is suing Sunny Ridge Family Center in Bolingbrook over an alleged botched adoption in 2011.
A Channahon couple is suing a Bolingbrook adoption agency over an alleged botched adoption, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. John and Denise Steller discussed adopting a child with Sunny Ridge Family Center in 2010 and brought home a toddler in 2011. About 10 months later, the boy's adoptive father challenged the proceedings, and the boy was taken from the Stellers' home. "In January 2012, a Cook County court found Sunny Ridge did not seek the consent of the boy’s father on the adoption and did not properly terminate the father’s parental rights, the lawsuit states," according to the Sun-Times. Now the Stellers are suing Sunny Ridge for negligence, breach of contract and fraud. They are seeking more than $50,000 on each of the five …
Monday, May 13, 2013
These property transfers were recorded with Will County in recent weeks.
These properties were sold in the Channahon recently, according to Will County property records. Looking for more properties? See what sold in Romeoville, Joliet and Shorewood or visit realestate.public-record.com Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka, Romeoville or Shorewood newsletters.