Empty Bakers Square, Future Starbucks Property Slapped With City Fines

JOLIET — It’s been three months since the Joliet City Council and Mayor Terry D’Arcy approved redevelopment plans to bulldoze the empty Bakers Square restaurant at 2211 West Jefferson Street to make way for a new Starbucks coffee shop with a drive-thru window. But if you’ve driven past the vacant Baker’s Square lately, you have not seen any positive signs […]

Morristown HS Math Team Regains County Crown

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morristown High School’s math team was the top performer in the county this year, regaining a title they’d previously won in 2021 and 2022. This team of 15-20 students meets once a week during lunch, and participates in the New Jersey Math League High School Contest throughout the year. This competition is a series of six exams […]

Will New Elmhurst Train Station Happen?

ELMHURST, IL – No one at this week’s Elmhurst City Council meeting said the new Metra station would not happen. But a couple of officials threw out the possibility it would not, particularly if the city loses outside grants. The project’s estimated costs have nearly doubled to $44 million over the last four years. And it continually gets delayed. Find […]

Temecula Valley Balloon And Wine Festival Balloon Launch Preview: 2024

TEMECULA, CA — Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival set off multiple hot air balloons Thursday morning ahead of the 2024 Temecula annual event. The festival returns this weekend with hot-air balloon launches, live music, food, and, of course, local wine. Local dignitaries, including Mayor James “Stew” Stewart, met balloon pilots and crews before they took to the skies. First, […]