Friday, April 19, 2013
A man's lawsuit against a Romeoville woman claims her daughter shot him in the eye with a pellet gun.
A lawsuit filed in Will County court this week claims a Romeoville woman's daughter shot him in the eye with a pellet gun. The extent of the injuries allegedly suffered by Joseph Szymanski were not mentioned in the lawsuit. Szymanski was visiting Michelle Schneider and her "four minor children" at their Romeoville home in late March, the lawsuit said. Szymanski was "sitting on a chair and conversing with" Schneider when one of her "minor daughters approached him while she was holding the 'airsoft' toy pistol," the suit said. The "toy" gun belonged to Schneider, according to the suit, and while the daughter was holding it, "a pellet from the pistol discharged into" Szymanski's eye. Airsoft guns fire small plastic pellets. The lawsuit did …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
On the average day, 5.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed around the world.
Before you belly up to the bar for your St. Patrick's Day celebration, check out these fun facts. Then share them with your friends! Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Romeoville There may not be a local St. Paddy's Day parade (and let's hope nobody decides to dye the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal green!), but there are still ways to celebrate.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Athletic and Event Center, which is expected to be completed in December, will spur additional retail development to the proposed downtown area, officials said.
The Romeoville Village Board on Wednesday signed off on the Athletic and Event Center in the downtown redevelopment project, which officials say will help bring new businesses to the area. The 10-acre downtown redevelopment project calls for the Athletic and Event Center, which is expected to be completed in December, along with several retail outlots, with an emphasis on a grocery store, facing Route 53. The project is being funded through the creation of a tax increment financing or TIF district in which the money generated through the improved property values from the development are used to fund improvements to that district. Three combined TIF districts are generating revenue to pay for the construction of the Athletic and Event …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Village Board heard an update to the downtown's new Athletic Center Wednesday and honored outgoing Assistant Police Chief Larry Vinson.
The first phase of demolition of the former Jewel-Osco and Ace Hardware store in the Spartans Square shopping center is complete, and Romeoville officials are moving ahead on plans for the new Athletic and Event Center in the downtown redevelopment plan. Village officials are predicting the new Athletic and Event Center will be completed this December. At Wednesday’s Romeoville Village Board meeting, community development director Steve Rockwell gave the board an update of the new center, which includes a 52,578-square-foot first floor and a 7,091-square foot mezzanine. One alternative is to add basketball courts with an additional 17,123 square feet of recreational space. The first floor will consist of two multipurpose rooms that hold 40…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The vacant Route 53 strip mall, former home of Jewel-Osco and Ace Hardware, is being cleared for future downtown development.
Construction crews began work Thursday tearing down the former Jewel-Osco and Ace Hardware in the Spartans’ Square strip shopping center to pave way for the future revitalization of Romeoville’s downtown. It will take about two weeks to clear away the rubble from the former building. Jewel closed in 2001. Then a Sterks grocery store moved in for a short while, followed by an Ace Hardware, which left a few years ago. The remaining portion of the Spartans’ Square mall will be torn down this June. Romeoville village Trustee Linda Palmiter worked at the Spartans’ Square Jewel for 28 years. She recalled Thursday how the roof often leaked, the break room was 91 degrees and people accidentally drove through the front windows. “Rubbermaid didn’t…
Friday, December 28, 2012
A look at recent driving under the influence arrests.
Dec. 27 David Lemont Hatten, 37, 2311 Benedict Ave., Joliet, arrested by the Will County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 27 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Dec. 23 Shane Adam Storer, 25, 562 N. Eastern, Joliet, arrested by the Joliet Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 23 on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, blood alcohol content over .08, operating a motor vehicle and improper traffic lane usage. Dec. 22 William Garcia, 19, 9 N. Center, Joliet, arrested by the New Lenox Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 22 on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving without…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The village board hired Hitchcock Design Group Wednesday to help design the downtown area. Also, trustees voted to redevelop Village Park and adopted this year's tax levy.
Plans continue to progress on Romeoville’s new downtown initiatives, with the village board Wednesday signing off on a contract with Hitchcock Design Group to help develop the look and feel of the downtown center. Hitchcock will design the public spaces for the new downtown that will focus on the new Athletic and Event Center, an $8 million project that will house indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball along with multipurpose rooms for community events. In addition to the new Athletic and Event Center, the village will demolish the Spartans’ Square shopping center and build a new storm water management facility, public off-street parking, new on-street parking and create streetscape improvements. According to village documents, Hitchcock…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Mention Catholic Charity's Head Start program when ordering a pie from Romeoville's Cold Stone Creamery, and the store will donate $3 for holiday gifts for needy children.
Beverly Edmon, who works with Catholic Charities of Joliet, knows there are many children who won’t be receiving Christmas gifts this year. But she and Romeoville’s Cold Stone Creamery are hoping to change that. Edmon, who works for the Early Childhood Service Division of the charity, helps needy families in Romeoville and Bolingbrook through the Early Head Start program. As a home visitor supervisor, she visits low-income families once a week to teach parents developmental activities that are appropriate for their children’s ages. The supervisors help evaluate children from babies up to 3 years old so they can reach the developmental milestones to become ready for school, and they help parents find ways to become self-sufficient. Among …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Obituaries, memorial services and upcoming visitations at area funeral homes.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Plans moved forward Wednesday on the proposed athletic and events complex and the Sam's Club warehouse store, for which economic incentives were approved.
Site work may begin as early as next month on Romeoville’s new athletic and events community center, which figures to be a prominent piece in the village’s downtown redevelopment initiative. The Romeoville Village Board on Wednesday hired Harbour Contractors Inc. as the construction manager for the new 66,000-square-foot community center that will include an open space design to house indoor baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The space will also be flexible to accommodate such events as home or boat shows or seasonal festivals, village officials said. The center, which is budgeted for $8 million, will be located at Town Hall Drive and Phelps Avenue and is one piece of the downtown redevelopment plan. The …