Saturday, May 25, 2013
Joliet City Manager Tom Thanas said event promoter Insomniac has agreed to try to curb the sound tonight, and the company asked headliners and concert-goers to "respect" the neighbors.
Update/posted at 7:15 p.m. Saturday: This notice was posted on Electric Daisy Carnival's Facebook page for its Chicago event: Chicago, thank you for an unforgettable first night! We know our debut was loud, and we love the energy, but we also want to make sure both headliners AND neighbors alike appreciate the spirit of the experience! Make sure to remember and respect your neighbors when making your journey to the Chicagoland Speedway for Day 2 of EDC Chicago. Whether that helps reduce the noise coming from the three-day event on its second night remains to be seen. A Patch reader sent us this link where complaints can be sent to the city of Joliet: http://user.govoutreach.com/jolietil/. Bob Crimmons, who does noise studies professionally…
The big heart of a little girl—9-year-old Alaina Sebring—has been on display this week in Shorewood as she has gone door-to-door collecting funds for the victims of the EF-5 tornado that turned so many lives upside down in Oklahoma.
Never again will Karen Sebring underestimate the power of one little girl making a great big difference, not after watching her 9-year-old daughter Alaina go door-to-door in her Shorewood neighborhood to collect money for Oklahoma tornado victims. “She had come home from school and was watching the news,” Sebring said. “She got the idea. She felt bad for the kids trapped in that school. She went into her bedroom and came out with a sign.” Alaina’s sign read: “Can you spare a dollar for the tornado victims?” She took the sign, recruited her grandmother, Rachelle Ward, as her personal escort and started going door-to-door asking friends and neighbors for help. After two days, Alaina had collected $259. “She’ll actually end up with quite a …
A roundup of recent driving under the influence arrests from around Will County.
May 20 Michele James, 38, 2451 Timber Springs, Joliet, arrested by Will County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Will County jail on May 20 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, transporting/carrying alcoholic liquor and driving on a suspended license. Want to keep up on crime news from around the area? Like our Crime-n-Shame Facebook page May 19 Cecil Hubbard, 54, 457 Mason, Joliet, arrested by the Joliet Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on May 19 on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing/attempting to elude police, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license suspended/…
Just a little maintenance goes a long way in keeping your bike in working order.
You don't have to be an expert to keep your bicycle running smoothly. And while we know you occassionally will need to bring your bike to a professional, here are some tips we gathered on how to keep you on the road longer. Patch found this great tip sheet that breaks down the needed maintenance into four catagories: before every ride, after every ride, every month and every six months to a year. It also lists the tools that every bicycle owner should have on hand. Here is a sample of the monthly tasks: To read the whole list, click here.
Patch has picked its favorite ice cream destination.
Although it has been unseasonably cool, next week we are supposed to return to warmer temperatures. With that in mind, on May 22, we told you about where you should get ice cream locally. Today, we will share the options in your neighboring towns.
In less than a week, all Chicago-area Patch sites will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
We have some exciting news to share about Patch: we’re getting a whole new look! It’s coming next week and it’s going to make Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up. The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation, or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able to start your own blog anytime…
The Frankfort pediatrician charged with molesting five women in his doctor's office appeared in court.
Dr. Kishor Jain—the Frankfort pediatrician charged with molesting five women in his Colorado Avenue office and named as a defendant in five civil lawsuits—appeared in court this week. This time, Jain, 59, was around for his criminal case. The special prosecutor appointed to Jain's case said he produced police reports and video evidence, but needs time to come up with more material for the defense. Here's a look at what else was going on in court last week: Check out all these stories and more on our Facebook page.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Aaron Haines, a 1st Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, hoisted his two girls into his arms during an emotional homecoming party Friday at Louis Joliet Mall.
Two little girls were frolicking merrily on a scavenger hunt with their stepmother. When they arrived at the security desk inside the Louis Joliet Mall on Friday night to pick up their last clue, they were directed to the food court. And they were told to look for something special. Daddy. Aaron Haines, 31, a 1st Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, emerged from his hiding place inside Sbarro’s Pizza and surprised his two daughters, Maria, 8, and Erin, 7, at a welcome home party to kick off Memorial Day weekend. He spent the last 18 months serving as an electrician aboard the USS John S. McCain destroyer stationed at Yokosuka, Japan. While he regularly spoke to his family via Skype, he otherwise was separated by oceans from his loved ones…
This Joliet seller is asking just $10 for this new-in-the-box matching set.
We're always looking for a bargain on Craigslist and this would seem to qualify in spades -- a set of six shot glasses and a matching ice bucket for just $10. Here's what the Joliet seller had to say about it: New shot glass chillers set from Pier One imports, was $25.00 new. I didn't want to upwrap everything because it's all nicely wrapped in paper, but all in good condition, comes with 6 glass shot glasses and 1 glass ice bucket in original box, box has some wear. If you're interested in seeing the ad and/or contacting the seller, click here.
A woman locked up at Decatur Correctional Center is suing the Joliet Herald-News for allegedly running her picture along with a story about another woman sexually abusing children.
Attilah Shaw is doing time in Downstate Decatur Correctional Center—but not for the crime she read about in a Joliet Herald-News story that allegedly included her photograph above the name of the culprit. Shaw, 40, filed a lawsuit against the Herald-News claiming the newspaper libeled and defamed her when they ran her picture with a story about a woman charged with molesting children. That woman, Marlena Hammond, also 40, was convicted of the aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a family member. She is pulling a six-year prison sentence at Logan Correctional Center in Downstate Lincoln. Shaw is locked up not far from Hammond at Decatur Correctional Center. She's in for aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a revoked or …