Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Aaron Klima, chief of police and director of the Village's emergency management program, is working to help local flood victims apply for federal aid.
In an effort to make sure local flood victims know what kind of assistance is available to them, Shorewood police chief Aaron Klima and several other village employees are standing ready to take calls. Klima, also the Village's director of emergency management, issued a news release after President Obama declared 11 counties in Illinois as federal disaster areas, including Will County. The move came after Governor Quinn asked for assistance following the April floods in Illinois. Klima said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the administrator of the assistance program. He directed local residents to contact FEMA via: Klima said applicants will need the following information to initiate assistance requests: Residents and …
The new Shorewood Veteran's Memorial is captured in these photographs as the sun sets on Shorewood's Towne Center.
Art Martin uploaded these photographs of the new Shorewood Veteran's Memorial Park. Now, it's your turn. Get snapping and then upload your photos to Shorewood Patch Pics & Clips. The best photos will be used for features like "Pic of the Day" and "Where in Shorewood?" Whether you're using a smartphone or a professional camera, here are some of the photos we’re looking for from Shorewood photographers: Please include a caption with your photo describing where it was taken and any relevant context. All photos will be attributed to the photographer and may be used in future Patch articles. How would you describe Shorewood in a single photo, or a dozen? Share your pictures here.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Take a look through Shorewood's Greatest People section, and you'll find stories about people who give much of themselves for others. These features will reaffirm your faith in your neighbors and fellow people.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A 13-week family-friendly program begins on June 6 in Shorewood's Towne Center Park.
The headline on the top of the page reads: "It's Summer in Shorewood." And, with the recent arrival of much warmer weather, it's starting to feel like summer. So, why not start filling your calendar with summer activities? The Village of Shorewood Parks and Recreation Department is running a 13-week program that is sure to pique your interest. Events will begin at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in Towne Center Park, beginning on June 6. Admission is free. Following is the complete rundown:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friends and colleagues describe Shorewood Police Officer of the Year John Coldwater as a high-energy guy who is driven to succeed on the job and at home with his wife and two boys.
Huband, soccer dad, go-getter. John Coldwater is so much more than a traffic officer with the Shorewood Police Department. He makes it his job to educate young parents on the importance of properly installing child seats in their vehicles. He reads to kindergarteners in the Troy School District. He hands out glow-in-the-dark necklaces to young teens on Halloween. And he helps shape the image of the local police department by organizing events such as the recent weight loss competition between a handful of Shorewood officers. Coldwater shed 29 pounds and was crowned “The Biggest Loser.” Really, he is a winner in every sense of the word, the definition of what community police work is all about. “John’s work ethic makes him a terrific cop,” …
Arrests made by Shorewood police and other law enforcement agencies.
Akram M. Hasan, 48, Homer Glen, was arrested by Shorewood police for possession of cannabis, possession of drug equipment, possession of controlled substance and obstructing justice after he was stopped for a signal violation on May 2, 2013. Hasan was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. Dandre M. Kelly, Crest Hill, was arrested by Shorewood police on a DUI warrant out of Chicago after his vehicle was stopped for expired registration on May 5, 2013. Kelly was unable to post bond and was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. Robert W. Herlihy, 18, Minooka was arrested by Shorewood police for retail theft of card covers. Herlihy posted bond and was released with court information. Edgardo M. Gonzalez-…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Towne Center fountain will be turned on and fireworks will be launched to mark the completion of Shorewood's Veteran's Memorial Park on Monday, May 27.
A children's parade is planned. Then, there will be a dedication and wreath-laying ceremony. A bicentennial pops orchestra will play. Then, they'll flip the switch on the fountain at the Veteran's Memorial site near the entrance to Shorewood's Towne Center and launch fireworks. And, at long last, a project that Shorewood mayor Rick Chapman personally has worked to oversee for two years will be in the books thanks, in part, to donations from local residents and business leaders. Chapman and Rev. G.A. Klima—father of Shorewood police chief Aaron Klima—will speak during a Memorial Day celebration to mark the occasion on Monday, May 27, said Village of Shorewood executive assistant Toni Dulny. She said the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Proceeds from the Shorewood Police Department's annual charity golf outing were donated to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.
A little fun and relaxtion. A lot of goodwill. The Shorewood Police Department picked the Will County Children's Advocacy Center as one of the beneficiaries during its annual charity golf outing. And officers scored another birdie recently when they presented a check to State's Attorney James Glasgow. Commander Eric Allen and Officer Paul Hulbert turned over a $2,000 contribution to Glasgow, according to a news release issued by the state's attorney's office. The money will be earmarked to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse. Glasgow serves as the chairman of the Will County Children's Advocacy Center's board. "We are grateful to the Shorewood Police Department for choosing the Will County Children's Advocacy Center as a …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Aaron Klima is encouraging residents to sign up for NIXLE alerts, while also asking that they take a pro-active approach to community policing.