Senior Watch Dog relocates in Peru – Shaw Local

Senior Watchdog has relocated in Peru. The business has clients all over the state, including Joliet, Chicago and Rockford areas. “For us it was a no-brainer-better location, easy access to Interstate 80, better parking, no stairs to maneuver and more usable office space for our ever growing staff,” said Sandra Brown, president. “We are Medicare supplemental and retirement … Read more

Verizon joining Starbucks in new building by Joliet mall – Shaw Local

A Verizon phone store will become a tenant along with the recently opened Starbucks in the new building that replaced the Pier 1 Imports store in Joliet. The building at 3064 Plainfield Road has space for four tenants. The Joliet Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a variation to allow more signs for the … Read more

Ethiopian Fried Chicken Restaurant Doro Soul Food Opening in Shaw

Mélange chef/owner Elias Taddesse is expanding with Doro Soul Food, an Ethiopian fried chicken joint. Photograph courtesy Edens. Chef Elias Taddesse trained in France and worked in several Manhattan Michelin-starred kitchens. But when it comes to his own restaurants, the chef—who grew up in Addis Ababa and Minneapolis—likes to explore the intersection of Ethiopian and … Read more

Newman boys take second and TRAC golf meet – Shaw Local

The Newman boys golf team finished second at the Three Rivers Conference Meet on Tuesday afternoon at Highland Springs in Rock Island. The Comets shot a 322 to finish in the runner-up spot behind Riverdale (317). Sherrard took third (327), Princeton finished fourth (334), and St. Bede was fifth (339). Sherrard’s Andrew Boland was medalist, … Read more

Ottawa photographer wins first place in Brookfield Zoo photo contest – Shaw Local

An Ottawa resident won the top prize photographing birds in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2022 Photo Contest. More than 700 photos featuring lions, capybaras, butterflies, snakes, penguins, and other animals were entered into the contest. Nathan Keck, of Ottawa, took home top honors in the bird category for his photograph of a brown pelican. A … Read more

Sterling dog boarding facility more like a fellowship – Shaw Local

STERLING – The Barkery on Science Ridge LLC is a canine boarding and socialization center opened Thursday at 25689 W. Science Ridge Road. There are 14 custom-themed rooms for boarding. There are two fenced outdoor play areas: one is 100-foot by 50-foot and the other is 50-foot square. There is also a center for bathing … Read more

Geneva sued over zoning denial of 100-foot Verizon pine tree cell tower – Shaw Local

GENEVA – TowerNorth Development LLC filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Geneva over its denial last month of a zoning amendment to allow a 100-foot Verizon Wireless cell tower at 1800 W. State St., asking a judge to order the city to approve its zoning application. TowerNorth, which develops, owns and operates wireless … Read more

Playful kitten, littermates looking for family to love – Shaw Local

GRAYSLAKE – Javert says, “My siblings and I were born and raised in a foster home, so we were spoiled and got lots of love both from our feline mom as well as our foster mom. Talk about getting all the attention! “All we had to worry about is when to take our next nap, … Read more

Joliet native moved to Germany and now translates German books in English – Shaw Local

Leanne Cvetan said she took German classes at Joliet West High School in the early 1990s just like her older brother did. Cvetan said she thought they could use German as their “secret language.” “But that never worked out,” Cvetan said with a smile. However, Cvetan fell in love with the German language. “To me, … Read more

Bernard Shaw, a trailblazing icon who knew when to leave the microphone | CLARENCE PAGE

As a journalist, Bernard Shaw was an iconic pioneer who hated to be called “iconic.” Yet, as far as I was concerned, the label fit. He turned his name, along with that of his employer, CNN, into strong brands before branding in today’s marketing jargon was cool outside of a cattle ranch. I search for … Read more