Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Shorewood police wanted to keep information about its oldest murder case under wraps, but Patch unwrapped it.
The first murder ever in the Village of Shorwood has gone unsolved for more than a quarter century. The former police chief brought it up when he retired a year and a half ago, and Patch asked to see the file. The police said no. Patch fought, and won. Here's what we found out: Chicago resident David Wolfson, 31, was reported missing April 13, 1987. Ever since his skull was found the following July along the Interstate 55 frontage road in Shorewood, the case was never officially solved. Oliver North was testifying about the Iran-Contra scandal the day the Shorewood Police Department was called out to 600 Northwest Frontage Road. It was July 8, 1987, at 10:40 a.m. when George Honiotes, owner of Honiotes Precision Auto, found a human skull …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Board meets on Thursday and is likely to vote on whether or not to ask voters for a tax increase.
The Shorewood-Troy Library has spend the past few months getting input from the public on what they would like to see in a new building. They have outgrown their current space and have been working to purchase about 5 acres near Shorewood Village Hall. But, the library only has enough cash in reserve to buy the land. To build on it, they have to turn to voters. On Thursday night, the Shorewood-Troy Library Board of Trustees will vote on whether or not they want to ask voters for a referendum to pay to build a new building on the land. Library director Jenni Mills told Patch back in April that the library knew that at some point they were going to have to ask voters for help. In December, the library was still hosting meetings so residents …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Shorewood-Troy Library turns to the residents for thoughts on a potential new building.
About 50 people turned out to Shorewood-Troy Library Dec. 3 to weigh in on the possibility of a whole new library building. "They were really just trying to get a feel for if they would like the building and how the building would work for them,"Jennie Mills, library executive director said. The library district is already under contract to purchase the 5 acres they intend to build on, land which is out by the newly-constructed village hall. As we reported in April, the library district has outgrown its current space. "We don’t have enough room for (book) collections," Mills said at the time. "We are getting rid of books that could still be used to make room for new books." The residents who came out to the December meeting were looking …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Here is a listings for local and nearby jobs from around the Web.
Welcome to Job Central, our weekly column listing local job advertisements and descriptions. We scoured the Web to bring you a selection of local job ads, but if we left anything out, please don't hesitate to add the details in the comments section. Most listings were found via Indeed.com Get news where you live. Sign up for the Channahon-Minooka or Shorewood newsletters.