Thursday, March 28, 2013
Patch has the information about a local Easter Brunch.
The public is invited to an Easter Brunch on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joliet Junior College Renaissance Center, 214 North Ottawa Street in Joliet. The brunch menu will feature: - Homemade cream of potato soup - Omelets (made to order) - Bacon and sausage patties - Cheese blintzes with cherry glaze - Hash brown potatoes - Chef-carved prime rib with caramelized onions, portabella mushrooms and horseradish sauce - Chef-carved leg of lamb - Orange roughy with chef’s special sauce - Almond crusted chicken breast with amaretto sauce - Wild rice pilaf - Garlic whipped potatoes - Green bean casserole - Fresh fruit with dipping sauce - Vegetable crudités with dipping sauce - Salmon mirror display - Assorted scrumptious salads…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Family-owned jewelry stores say their clientele is much different than the crowd running to a mall jewelry store on Black Friday.
Back in 1990, a week after Black Friday, David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry opened its doors. And, they have been going strong ever since. The jeweler, which is owned by Joliet native David Nelson, believes that there is something more important than offering the biggest discount on Black Friday - customer service. "Instead of advertising, we try to keep the customers we already have," he said. To that end, the jewelry store sends ornaments every year to its top 2,500 customers. The ornament is not a sales gimmick. "It's just an ornament; a gift to hang on their tree," Nelson said. Nelson said his store is not crowded on Black Friday. "We're not usually busy on that Friday," Nelson said. "Most people swarm to the malls to do their power …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Old-style Pepsi machine is available in Joliet
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
I don't know for sure if I would agree that this is an antique, but it is pretty cool. When I was a kid, I remember drinking Pepsi from the bottles when we had family night. It was surely a treat. I don't know if this dispenses Pepsi in bottles or cans, but it would be a cool thing to have. More information on the item is available by clicking here. Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka or Shorewood newsletters.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Joliet women's children were also injured in the Tuesday night wreck at Center and Division streets.
A Joliet woman was killed in a two-car collision on Center Street Tuesday night. Jessica Jefferies, 33, was pronounced dead in the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center emergency room at 9:18 p.m. Jefferies two children, ages 8 and 4, were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. They suffered minor injuries, police said. Jefferies T-boned a car driven by a Joliet man heading north on Center Street about 8 p.m., police said. Jefferies was driving west on Division Street and stopped for a stop sign, police said. She then either attempted to turn left or to cross Center Street, and collided with the northbound car. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to Silver Cross Hospital where he was treated for a broken rib. While he was at …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The missing woman's boyfriend told the Joliet police she stole a bunch of his cash and one of his guns, a detective said.
The Joliet police are searching for a missing mother of three whose boyfriend said she stole a load of his cash and one of his handguns, investigators said. Linda Fellenbaum, 33, had moved in with the boyfriend about two months ago and was last seen departing his 3608 Crockett Court home on foot, said Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton. Not only was she on foot, said the missing woman's mother, Deborah Barr, but she was barefoot, having left her shoes behind in the boyfriend's house. "Her car, her phone, her shoes," Barr said of the various items her daughter left at the home of her boyfriend, 40-year-old Donald Wolak. The sudden departure from Wolak's home was on Oct. 21. Five days earlier, Benton said, the boyfriend—whom he declined to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Political contenders for the 11th District U.S. House, 49th District Illinois House and Will County state's attorney positions attended the event at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrant residents, a proposed deportation center for illegal immigrants and the need for warehouse jobs that pay a living wage were the hot-button issues discussed at a candidate's forum Monday night. The event, specifically designed to cover topics of interest to the Will County Latino community, was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Joliet. Among the candidates to attend were those running for the Will County state's attorney's office, the U.S. House seat for District 11 and the Illinois House District 86 seat. Both Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and his opponent Dave Carlson told attendees the Hispanic community is important to them. "I'm doing everything that I can to make sure …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Will County opened its second drug court recovery home in Joliet.
At its most crowded, the Bebar home on Lime Street had nine people in it. "There were six (brothers and sisters) in my family, and one time my grandmother moved in with us, so there were nine," Gary Bebar recalled when asked about growing up on Joliet's near west side. Another nine people are living in Bebar's former home now—house manager Bob Sullivan and eight recovering drug addicts—as the county opened its new drug court recovery home Wednesday. The Julie Ann House is the second recovery home for people who are nearing completion of the Will County Drug Court Program. In 2010, a recovery home for men was established and named in honor of one of the program’s first graduates, Miller Taylor. The Miller Taylor House was the first recovery…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The 18-year-old who allegedly shot three teens in the back Tuesday night was hanging out with a couple guys on a Richards Street porch, police said.
The Joliet teen who slunk up behind a group of young people hanging out on Second Avenue Tuesday night and shot three in the back was captured Wednesday morning, police said. The alleged gunman, 18-year-old Sjolante Crowder, apparently didn't make much effort to get away, as he was spotted sitting on a Richards Street porch with two other men shortly before noon. Officers tipped to Crowder's whereabouts found him still sitting there when they made it over, said Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton. When Crowder saw the cops, Benton said, he tried to step away. After they called out his name, he tried to run inside the house. Crowder didn't make it through the door. He was apprehended and hauled off to the Will County jail on two counts of …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A local man was charged with gunning down a teen in the doorway of his apartment Monday night.
The Joliet teen gunned down in the Lois Place apartments Monday night was killed while apparently looking to buy loose cigarettes, police said. A Lois Place resident known to sell individual cigarettes from his apartment, 53-year-old Darrel Perkins, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Tevin Bridges, 18. Bridges’ body was riddled with bullets. Police officers responding to the shooting reportedly found a black pellet gun on the floor by the dead man, but Perkins said nothing to detectives about Bridges pulling it on him, a police source said. Perkins did admit to shooting Bridges, the source said. Two other men who were with Perkins in the first-floor Lois Place apartment told detectives that …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A man allegedly kicked down his ex-girlfriend's Evergreen Terrace apartment door and battered her throughout a night.
A 19-year-old woman survived a night of brutality at the hands of her ex-boyfriend after he kicked down the door of her Evergreen Terrace apartment, police said. Officers apprehended the woman's alleged attacker the next day as he was standing around outside the near west side apartment complex where they both live. Mark Patton, 21, of 358 N. Broadway was charged with home invasion and domestic battery in connection with the alleged 7:30 p.m. Tuesday attack. Get all the latest Joliet news in your inbox every morning. Sign up for our free daily newsletter. Patton's former girlfriend reportedly told police that after Patton kicked down her door, he proceeded to punch her about the face and body. He then kept her captive throughout the night …