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…
RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals in Shorewood was awarded for sales success in 2012.
Broker associates at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, 576 Brookforest Ave., Shorewood, Ill., recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their sales success in 2012. They have been named to membership in one of five honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of achievement in sales production. Sales agent Dawn Dause earned membership in Platinum Club as well as being named to the Hall of Fame. The average 2012 commission income of a RE/MAX Northern Illinois network Platinum Club affiliate was 14 times that of the average earnings of a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent. A Hall of Fame inductee helped a minimum of 350 clients close real estate transactions. Kathy Dames Mattox …
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 …
Monday, May 13, 2013
These property transfers were recorded with Will County in recent weeks.
These properties were sold in the Shorewood recently, according to Will County property records. Looking for more properties? See what sold in Romeoville, Joliet and Channahon or visit realestate.public-record.com Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka, Romeoville or Shorewood newsletters.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Leapfrog Group measures how safe hospitals are for patients and grades them on an A-F scale.
In recent days and weeks, the folks at Morris Hosptial & Healthcare Centers have endured flooding that forced evacuation of patients and led to massive clean-up efforts. Through it all, the hospital has retained its 'A' grade service. Janet Long, public relations manger for the hospital, said Morris Hostpial & Healthcare Centers earned an 'A' rating for the third straight time since Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score report was launched in June of 2012. Using an A, B, C, D, F scale, the Hospital Safety Score report evalutes hospitals' surgical outcomes and use of evidence-based patient safety processes on 26 performance measures, Long said. She said Leapfrog Group's letter grade reflects how safe hosptials are for patients with respect…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Find homes for sale in Shorewood on this page every week, from our partners at Zillow.
Friday, May 10, 2013
We have two selections we hope meet your needs.
On a non-holiday Sunday, Crispy Waffle, 564 Brookforest Ave. in Shorewood is crowded. And we are sure that it will be super busy on Mother's Day. But, with the specialty waffles on the regular menu, we bet it's worth the wait. If you are planning to dine later in the day, though, we suggest Matty's Grill, Restaurant and Pancake House. Click here to read what we thought of the food.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
While unemployment throughout Illinois has remained mostly unchanged since February, overall 218,500 private sector jobs have been added since January 2010, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Unemployment rates in Illinois were 9.5 percent in March, a slight decrease over February and slightly higher from the same time in 2012, according to new figures released in late April. In Joliet, the unemployment rate dropped 1 percent in March to 13.3 percent in the city. That is down from 14.3 percent in February and up from 12.6 percent in March 2012. In March, in Will County the rate fell to 10 percent from 10.9 percent in February. That figure is up year over year from 9.5 percent. Specific numbers for Shorewood, Channahon and Minooka were not included, because IDES generally reports unemployment figures for municipalities with populations of 25,000 or more people. The numbers measure unemployment for residents who live in a …