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.
Village Of Channahon
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
There was a brief lockdown at a Channahon day care center on Tuesday afternoon while police investigated a report of an attempted break-in in the area.
Kidz Korner in Channahon was on lockdown for about 10 minutes on Tuesday afternoon while police investigated a report of an attempted robbery in the vicinity of the child day care center, said Kidz Korner director Tiffany Farkas. The lockdown lasted from about 1:55 to 2:05 p.m., Farkas said. During that time, Kidz Korner personnel used their text alert system to notify parents of the situation. One of the staff members called Channahon police and received an all-clear sign at about 2:05 p.m. One Kidz Korner staff member said she heard Minooka Community High School's South Campus also was on lock-down during the police investigation. Channahon police chief Jeff Wold confirmed officers were investigating a break-in at a home near U.S. 6 and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Under a new ordinance, Channahon residents will be allowed to drive golf carts on Village roadways.
If you see your neighbor driving down the street in a golf cart, don’t slam on the brakes, hit yourself over the head and mutter under your breath, “Holy, Bubba Watson! Was that a hovercraft?” Because chances are, your neighbor will be driving around in an ordinary old golf cart, not something out of a Bubba Watson/PGA Tour fantasy YouTube video. Under an ordinance recently passed by the Village board, Channahon residents now will be allowed to drive golf carts on Village roadways having a posted speed of 35-mph or less. No kidding. How did all of this come about? “I think what happened is the mayor had some people inquire about it,” Channahon Village Administrator Joe Pena said. “He had the (police) chief put together an ordinance. And …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Police lieutenant Mark Fischer said smoke and large flames were spotted coming from the LyondellBasell plant on Thursday afternoon and evening. The plant is west of Channahon—off of Route 6—in Grundy County.
Big flames. Dark smoke. Powerful odor. Some Channahon residents were fuming mad Thursday afternon and Thursday night over burning Channahon police lieutenant Mark Fischer said was coming from the LyondellBasell plant on North Tabler Road in Morris. "When plants have an issue, they route product up the flare stack and will ignite it," Fischer said. "It's actually a good thing. It makes the plant safe so there is not any back-pressure." Fischer said Channahon police did not receive any complaint calls about the flames or the smoke. Nonetheless, some residents were raising a stink all on their own on the Channnahon Stinks Facebook Page. Channahon StinksYesterday Today's Trivia: What does it smell like outside!? The winner receives a lung …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A spokesman for the Kendall County Sheriff's police said a warrant was executed and items were recovered from a home on West Leslie Drive in Channahon on Monday night.
An investigation involving a theft led Kendall County Sheriff's police to the 26000 block of West Leslie Drive in Channahon on Monday night. Deputy Bryan Harl, a spokesman for the sheriff's department, said a search warrant was executed and items reported as stolen were recovered. Harl said no charges have been filed as of this time. He said the investigation is ongoing—it started after Kendall County Sheriff's police received a report of a theft that had occurred in the 5400 Block of Chicago Road in Yorkville. Channahon police chief Jeff Wold said officers from his department and several others were called to assist during the execution of the search warrant at Leslie Drive on Monday night.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Arrests made by Channahon police and other law enforcement agencies.
Brian W. Amato, 33, Rockdale, was arrested by Channahon police for driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol-DUI w/o valid driver's license, driving while license suspended and improper lane usage on April 28, 2013. Amato was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. Juan L. Mitchell, 24, Hammond, Ind., was arrested by Channahon police on an outstanding warrant out of Grundy County on April 30, 2013. Mitchell posted the required bond of $675. Thomas M. Sheridan II, 37, Channahon, and Brittani M. Kotlar-Sheriday, 27, Channahon, were both arrested by Channahon police for domestic battery and transported to the Grundy County Adult Detention Facility on April 30, 2013.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Arrests made by Channahon police and other law enforcement agencies.
Deborah Leighly, 49, Channahon, was arrested by Channahon police on an outstanding warrant out of Will County on April 16, 2013. Leighly posted the required $575 bond. Jonathyan D. Roesler, 23, Wilmington, was arrested by Channahnon police for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving un der the influence of alcohol with BAC of .08 or more, driving while his license was suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol on April 17, 2013. Carl A. Kubicki, 29, of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested by Channahon police for retail theft on April 13, 2013. Kevin M. Smith, 21, Channahon, was arrested by Channahon police for DUI, aggravated DUI, driving while his license was suspended, …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Channahon Fire District Protection answered a call to help evacuate residents from their home on Friday morning in flooded areas on Canal and Blackberry streets.
The Channahon Fire Protection District was called at 9:30 a.m. Friday by the Channahon Police Department and the Village of Channahon to help evacuate residents from Canal and Blackberry streets, according to fire district spokesperson Cindy Wilson. The dam near Bridge Street was comprised due to the flooding, which could have led to washing out the bridge, according to Wilson. This would have caused more flooding and would have been dangerous to the residents, she said. D Construction provided help with heavy machinery to help shore up the dam, according to Wilson. Approximately 41 residents were notified without incident. A temporary shelter was set up at the Channahon Park District Field House, Wilson said.