Auction Set: Want To Buy Joliet's Checkers Restaurant Property?

JOLIET — Over the past few years, you’ve watched the transformation of Joliet’s West Jefferson Street. Empty storefronts and vacant businesses, one at a time, are being brought back to life. Joliet Patch recently covered the opening of the new Basinger’s Pharmacy that includes a beer cave and a cigar humidor. And NAPA just moved into its new property, two […]

Dearborn Gets $1M Grant To Tackle Child Poverty

DEARBORN, MI — Dearborn was awarded a $1 million grant to tackle child poverty and improve maternal and infant health across the city, according to city officials. The initiative, titled Supporting Expectant and New Mothers in Dearborn (SENMD), is part of a larger effort led by Michigan Sen. Gary Peters to prioritize key local Michigan projects in the final federal […]

'Micromanagement'? Hinsdale D86 Debates Attorney Policy

DARIEN, IL – A couple of Hinsdale High School District 86 board members on Thursday questioned a proposal to increase the board president’s powers in the district’s communications with its attorney. “I don’t want to create something to make it difficult for the superintendent to do their job in the normal course of business,” member Terri Walker said at a […]

Triangle Sub Maker Marks Momentous Anniversary

SWISSVALE, PA — Jay Stewie occasionally prepares himself a bite to eat at the Triangle, but seldom is it one of the iconic Pittsburgh bar and grill’s meaty subs. Having worked there since Bill Clinton was president, the thrill of downing one has diminished a bit. “It’s been a while since I ate steak Destroyers every day,” Stewie told Patch. […]

Substation Failure Forced Widespread Outages In Barnegat, Waretown

BARNEGAT, NJ — Thousands of residents of both Barnegat and Waretown found themselves without power again Wednesday night into Thursday morning, after just experiencing the same thing a few days prior. A failed part at the substation in Waretown needed emergency replacement Wednesday night, which meant that residents experienced yet another round of outages, JCP&L spokesperson Chris Hoenig told Patch. […]

Changed Hearts? Hinsdale D86 Officials Mum On Legal Bills

HINSDALE, IL – The Hinsdale High School District 86 board is being asked to approve $135,600 in legal bills from the last couple of months. Once upon a time, board members Jeff Waters and Peggy James objected to high legal bills. That was when they often voted in the minority. That was when a different superintendent – one they disliked […]

Stamford Zoning Board Approves City's 4th Hybrid Cannabis Dispensary

STAMFORD, CT — The Stamford Zoning Board on Monday night unanimously approved a special permit for Nautilus Botanicals to open a hybrid cannabis dispensary near the border with Darien. Located at 1308 E. Main St., Nautilus Botanicals will convert The Boatyard BBQ & Grill restaurant into a dispensary that sells both medical and recreational cannabis. An addition is planned for […]

South Norwalk Library Unveils New Upgrades, First Floor Renovations

NORWALK, CT — Mayor Harry Rilling, city leaders and the Norwalk Library Board officially unveiled several renovations to the first floor of the South Norwalk Library during a ceremony held late Friday morning. Norwalk Library Director Sherelle Harris kicked the event off by thanking Rilling and members of both the library board and the city’s Common Council for their support […]

Ex-Hinsdale D86 Leader Pulls In $19K A Month

HINSDALE, IL – Tammy Prentiss, who was ousted as Hinsdale High School District 86’s superintendent a year ago, is likely doing fine economically. She is now making a pension of $228,108 a year, which works out to $19,000 a month. Such pension income is not subject to the state’s income tax. Prentiss was 55 when she retired in the spring. […]