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Executive director’s message

The Greater Channahon Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 2011 Community and Buyer’s Guide. I invite you to use this valuable resource to learn more about the many facets of our region, including local businesses, education, healthcare, government, religion and recreation. I also encourage you to keep this book handy to find Chamber member businesses and organizations who support our community and the Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber takes seriously its mission to “serve as the unifying voice for the entire business community to maximize business performance through advocacy, education and networking.” If you are a Chamber member, you already know the benefit from the many programs and services offered to help businesses succeed. If your business is not a member of the Greater Channahon Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce, I strongly encourage you to join the current member businesses that have come together to support each other and to build a better business community. Please feel free to contact the Chamber office at (815) 521-9999 or visit our website at www.cmchamber.org whenever we may be of assistance to you. Mari Edmondson Executive Director

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WELCOME TO THE GREATER CHANNAHON MINOOKA AREA The Channahon-Minooka area is distinguished by such treasured features as a progressive attitude toward development, strong community dynamism, abundant opportunities for recreational activities and top-rated educational offerings. The tight-knit, hometown feel of this area has been successfully fused with modern and expanding conveniences, making the villages of Channahon and Minooka ideal for both family living and economic ventures. Easy

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access to exceptional medical care, high quality housing, an array of retailers and business developments, plus its locale within proximity to Chicago, all ensure that residents are linked with all the foundations for a high standard of living.

Village of Channahon Located at the confluence of the DuPage, Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, together forming the Illinois River, Channahon initially attracted its first nonnative settlers back in the 1830s. The village name, derived from a Pottawatomi word meaning “meeting of the waters,” accurately reflects its location. The Village of Channahon was incorporated in 1961 and now boasts a quickly growing population of more than 12,000.

Village of Minooka Minooka’s rich history has its ties with the coming of the railroad. With his purchase of 500 acres along the suggested route of the Rock Island Railroad, rail surveyor Randall Gardner successfully founded the village in 1852. The community’s moniker was derived from the Pottawatomi word for “good land,” which appropriately describes the area. The Village of Minooka was incorporated on March 27, 1869 and currently encompasses an expanding population of around 8,000.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Director’s Message ................1 Welcome TO THE GREATER CHANNAHON-MINOOKA AReA .....................3

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History .........................................................6 Government .................................................8 VILLAGE HALL INFORMATION........................9 Important Phone Numbers .......................9 Business ......................................................10 Shopping .....................................................12 Residential Living ....................................13 Tourism .......................................................15 Transportation ........................................16 Parks & Recreation ..................................17 Education ...................................................19 Healthcare.................................................21 Worship .......................................................22 Buyer’s Guide.............................................22 TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY LOCAL ...........27 Index of Advertisers ...............................28

This is a Village Profile® Publication created and produced for the Greater Channahon-Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce 500 Bob Blair Road • Minooka, IL 60447 Phone: 815-521-9999 • Fax: 815-521-0903 Website: www.cmchamber.org E-mail: cmchamber@att.net Copyright© 2010 VillageProfile.com, inc.® 33 N. Geneva St., Elgin, IL 60120 • 800-600-0134 www.villageprofile.com®

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Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and VillageProfile.com® assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and VillageProfile.com® is prohibited.

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HISTORY History of Channahon Although the Village of Channahon will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its incorporation next year, the history of Channahon goes back considerably further. Located where the DuPage, Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers meet to form the Illinois River, the Pottawatomi Indians called the area “Channahon,” meaning “where the waters meet.”

Channahon then… The Village of Channahon was formally incorporated in 1961. Voters within the twosquare-mile area of Channahon voted to approve the incorporation of the village by a vote of more than two-to-one. Channahon’s population of a mere 1,100 residents has grown to a thriving community of nearly 13,000. Along with the 1961 incorporation, local officials were elected. The first mayor of the newly formed village was William A. Cook, uncle of Joe Cook, the current mayor. Elected trustees in 1961 included Ronald D. Lehamn, Vincent A. Miller, Charles Fishburn, Harold E. Randolph, Elswin (Jack) Price and John A. Matthewson. Current trustees are Sam Greco,

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Scott McMillin, Debbie Militello, Judie Nash, Jerry Papesh and Scott Slocum. Other elected officials at the incorporation were Village Clerk Anna Schmidt and Police Magistrate Steve Rittof, grandfather of Missy Schumacher, the current clerk. Families that have made Channahon their home for generations continue to welcome new residents to the village. Channahon now… Today Channahon straddles the Will/Grundy County lines covering a 16.7 square mile region. Its mission statement is, “To strengthen and maintain the Village of Channahon as a family oriented, attractive community that provides economic diversity, high-quality schools, parks and public services for all its residents.” Channahon boasts many amenities including affordable housing and taxes; high-quality schools with award-winning teachers; business opportunities; miles of scenic waterways; the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s new Four Rivers Environmental Education Center located on Moose Island along the I&M Canal trail; and an awardwinning Park District with a nationally rated 18-hole golf course at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club. The Park District, formed in 1971 to save Channahon State Park, now operates several facilities including Heritage Crossing Field House, Tomahawk Aquatic Center and Arrowhead Community Center. The Park District also maintains 19 parks spanning 377 acres. Just minutes from I-80 along I-55, Channahon’s small-town feel, scenic beauty, many amenities and location make it desirable to both residents and businesses alike. To learn more, visit the Village of Channahon website at www.channahon.org.

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History of Minooka Until 1852, the site of the Village of Minooka was a grass covered prairie hill overlooking the Illinois River valley. It was supposedly a favorite hunting area for the Pottawatomi tribes who lived in the are until the 1830s. Early white settlers came to the area to stay in 1833.

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The Village of Dresden, located to the south of Minooka, was begun by one of the first settlers, Salmon Rutherford, and thrived along the I&M Canal only to fail with the coming of the railroad to the north. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad put down tracks from Chicago to Ottawa in 1852. Ransom Gardner, a surveyor for the railroad, purchased 500 acres in the northeast corner of Grundy County and plotted the town. George Comerford, another early settler, was made the town’s first railroad agent. Minooka was originally called Summit because the town was the highest point on the Rock Island Line. In the late 1920s, the railroad cut a “pass” through the village in an attempt to level the grade that plagues engineers on the lone freight and passenger trains. As a result, the tracks lie 13 to 15 feet below the level of Mondamin St. Until this point, the tracks were level with the street with businesses on both sides of the street. The village was given its name by Dolly

Smith who was the wife of Ransom Gardner’s agent in town, Leander Smith. She spoke the Pottawatomi language and called the town Minooka. It has been said that the meaning of the word is high point, place of contentment, good Earth or place of maples. She also named many of the streets. Mondamin means corn in the Pottawatomi language. An old deed records the name as Anoka. Minooka was granted its charter and incorporated in 1869. Leander Smith was named Village President. A.K. Knapp, William Jordan, Thomas Harris and S.B. Alsdurf were elected trustees. St. Mary’s Church was organized in 1862. There was a Catholic church in the Village of Dresden, St. Anthony’s, but members followed the businesses and public interests to Minooka. The current St. Mary’s Church was built in 1905 after a fire destroyed the church that once stood to the east of St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Minooka Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1856. The original church building was destroyed by a tornado in 1917. The current building was built soon after and has undergone much renovation and growth over the years. Minooka has retained two hotels, a horse track, a toboggan slide, a movie theater, many factories, businesses, social organizations and many, many wonderful citizens.

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GOVERNMENT Channahon and Minooka are, respectively, governed by a village president, clerk and six trustees who are elected to four-year terms. A village administrator and a fulltime support staff supplement these positions, overseeing the day-today operations of each village. The two communities are also served by full-time police departments, fire protection districts, a library district, public water systems and wastewater treatment plants, elementary school districts, a combined high school district, volunteer recreation organizations and individual post offices.

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Village Hall Information Village Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Village of Channahon 24555 S. Navajo Drive • Channahon, Il 60410 815-467-6644 phone • 815-467-9774 fax www.channahon.org

Committee of the Whole: First and third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm Board of Trustees: First and third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm Village President - Mayor Joseph Cook Village Administrator - Jamie Bowden

s Village Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Village Meetings: All meetings are held in the board room of the Minooka Municipal Center. Village of Minooka 121 E. McEvilly Road • Minooka, Il 60447 815-467-2151 phone • 815-467-3599 fax www.minooka.com All residents are welcome to attend any village meeting.

Committee of the Whole: Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm Board of Trustees: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm Village President - Mayor Patrick Brennan Village Administrator - Jim Grabowski

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Community Numbers: Channahon-Minooka Chamber of Commerce ..........................................815-521-9999 Channahon Police Department.................815-467-2112 Minooka Police Department......................815-467-2161 Channahon Village Hall.............................815-467-6644 Minooka Village Hall..................................815-467-2151 Channahon Fire Department ....................815-467-6767 Minooka Fire Department..........................815-467-5637 Channahon Post Office .............................815-467-5488 Minooka Post Office ..................................815-467-6360

Public Facilities: Channahon Park District ...........................815-467-7275 Three Rivers Public Library.......................815-467-6200 Three Rivers Public Library Minooka Branch .....................................815-467-1600

Useful Information: AT&T (telephone) ......................................800-288-2020 Comcast (cable) ........................................800-942-5589 ComEd (electricity) ....................................800-334-7661 Heartland Disposal (recycle - Minooka)....877-889-9900 Waste Management (recycle - Channahon)............................800-796-9696 School Districts: Channahon School District #17 ................815-467-4315 Water Service (Minooka)...........................815-467-2142 Minooka School District #201 ...................815-467-6121 Water Service (Channahon)......................815-467-6644 Minooka School District #111 ....................815-467-2140

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BUSINESS A healthy and diversified number of businesses and industries have established operations in the Channahon-Minooka area. The incentives to relocating or expanding within this region are endless, with such features as the communities’ proximity to rail service, shipping ports and major interstate highways drawing in more and more companies each year. Thanks in large part to the area’s active Chamber of Commerce, both commercial and industrial companies have thrived here. The Greater Channahon Minooka Area Chamber aims to support and encourage local business, while at the same time enhancing the standard of living for residents. The opportunities for growth and development are unlimited in Channahon and Minooka. The Chamber works diligently to organize monthly lunches with keynote speakers, monthly after-hour networking events highlighting local businesses, useful seminars, greeter boxes for newcomers to the area and much more. The Chamber takes pride in sponsoring a

number of community events for residents and visitors. The business-friendly organization supports economic policies and legislative actions that strengthen and increase overall growth and development of the two villages. Ample opportunities for development exist for new and established businesses, with open sites available for commercial, industrial and business park uses. An excellent chance for new development can be pinpointed within Channahon’s 100-acre Town Center. Located at Route 6 and Bluff Road, the Town Center was created to be the lively, active and wellrounded heart of the community. Designed for the pedestrian, the Town Center’s master plan includes shops and offices, parks, entertainment, a farmers’ market, a bandstand on the town green, a government center, church, school, town museum and between 250 and 295 varied housing options.

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SHOPPING As the influx of new residents and neighborhoods continues to grow, so does the expansion of retail shopping areas in Channahon and Minooka. Major chain retailers are intermixed with smaller, independently owned specialty shops, providing shoppers with a wide array of products and services right within the two communities. Providing convenient resources for consumers is vital within Channahon and Minooka. Everyday necessities are easily accessible through the extensive and continually expanding selection of stores in the area. Grocery stores, banks, gift shops, home stores, pharmacies and much, much more keep homes and businesses in Channahon and Minooka, along with its closely surrounding communities, well stocked. Local merchants take pride in adding a personal touch in service, quality and originality. Charming businesses, such as antique and craft stores, highlight unique gift ideas and supply the shopping districts with a distinct hometown ambiance.

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RESIDENTIAL LIVING

The blending of distinctive, mature residences with the latest look of newly constructed single-family homes accentuates the area’s already attractive appearance. Channahon and Minooka homes reveal the tradition of steady growth and progress while still maintaining the pleasant, family oriented atmosphere in the communities’ neighborhoods.

An assortment of housing styles in a variety of settings dot the map of the area. Both homebuyers and renters have their choice of established and newly developed single-family homes, well-crafted townhomes and spacious apartment complexes. What’s more, there is plenty of space to build that custom dream home with the wide availability of lots throughout the Channahon and Minooka area.

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Due to the region’s close location to Chicago’s vast resources, many Channahon and Minooka residents choose to reside here and commute to work during the week. This circumstance has led to great residential growth in both villages, with both Channahon and Minooka working thoroughly to accommodate this inundation in population.

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TOURISM There is plenty to see and do in Channahon and Minooka. In addition to the bountifulness of natural resources, ranging from state parks and forest preserves to wildlife areas, both towns are home to a variety of festivals and community events that span the calendar year. During the warm summer months, residents and visitors alike can enjoy both Channahon’s annual five-day Three Rivers Festival (held at the end of August) and Minooka’s largest event, Summerfest (held the weekend prior to Labor Day weekend). The rest of the year is jam-packed with further events in celebration of holidays and community heritage. Local dining establishments offer a wide scope of tasty dishes, sure to please even the pickiest palate and budget. Family-friendly diners and quick-fix restaurants are mixed with national chain establishments and popular local eateries serving up only the highest quality in cuisine. Visitors to the area are assured a peaceful night’s rest through a multitude of lodging options. Comfortable, friendly bed and

breakfasts offer guests a charming environment, while superior hotel and motel chains provide everything from economy rooms to large suites, complemented by modern conveniences and business amenities.

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The two villages are nestled between Interstates 80 and 55. Interstate 80 provides a nationwide east-west route, with Interstate 55 offering quick north-south travel into Chicago. An additional key thoroughfare, U.S. Route 6, allows commuters another east-west route in the region. The Illinois River, flowing just south of Channahon, is utilized for the transport of goods to and from area industries. Rail service is also accessible here, with freight rail connections available to local and regional carriers. Less than 10 miles from Channahon and Minooka is the Joliet Regional Airport, which handles charter, commuter and corporate aircraft. Chicago’s O’Hare International and Midway International Airports are also located nearby—a short 45-minute drive.

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PARKS & RECREATION Numerous recreational endeavors, both active and passive, exist throughout the two villages and the surrounding area. The acclaimed Channahon Park District, established in 1971, currently maintains 19 parks spanning 377 acres, several recreational facilities and offers an assortment of activities and programs throughout the year for residents of all ages. Channahon Park District oversees the following facilities: Arrowhead Community Center Spanning 17,500 square feet, the Arrowhead Community Center is equipped with two racquetball courts, an aerobics room and spaces for preschoolers and Park District programming. Heritage Bluffs Golf Course The Channahon Park District’s 18-hole golf course ranks among the top public golf courses in the U.S. Stretching over 166 wellmanicured acres, Heritage Bluffs Golf Course offers 7,200 yards of challenging play for its golfers. After a day on the greens, head to the course’s popular restaurant, The Grille Room, for appetizing lunch and dinner dishes. Heritage Crossing Field House This 37,000-square-foot facility houses a full-size basketball court, a batting cage, meeting/program rooms and the 3,000square-foot Dimensions Fitness Center. The fitness center affords workout enthusiasts a number of varied cardio equipment, training stations, free weights and a three-lane track.

Sk8 Zone Located in Central Park, Sk8 Zone brings in skateboarders, rollerbladers and bikers of all ability levels to refine their skills. Skateland Recreation Center Open skate, skate lessons and spaces for parties, receptions and other events are some of the highlights at the 12,000-square-foot Skateland Recreation Center. Tomahawk Aquatic Center Situated upon four acres in Central Park, the Tomahawk Aquatic Center features a six-lane, 25-yard pool linked to a zero-depth edge pool, a spray/play area designed for small children, a 21-foot, 150-foot long waterslide, a sand volleyball court and a deck area and grassy tracts for those looking to soak up some rays. Several state parks and forest preserves are located in and around the area, allowing for a host of recreational activities. Channahon State Park, located along Canal Street on the west side of the community, is a monument to the Illinois & Michigan Canal Locks and Dam and the head of the I & M Canal State Trail. Visitors to the park are afforded such diversions as hiking and biking trails, sites for fishing and picnic areas. The I & M Canal hails as the centerpiece of the National Heritage Corridor. A 100-mile urban cultural park was developed to conserve this Illinois landmark as well as to provide the public with a mixture of historical, recreational and natural resources.

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Owned by the Illinois State Museum, Briscoe Mounds is the largest collection of Native American burial mounds in northern Illinois. The construction of a museum and visitor/cultural center at Briscoe Mounds has been proposed, which would help educate visitors about the I & M Canal’s significance in the region, the area’s Native American heritage and the settlement of northern Illinois. Nestled along Route 6 and Bridge Road in Channahon and maintained by the Will County Forest Preserve District, McKinley Woods has become a favorite place for picnicking, hiking and biking along the I & M Canal. Tent camping and fishing are also allowed for those with a permit. Just south of the Village of Channahon is the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area, a popular site for fishing, hunting, trap shooting, camping and picnicking. In addition, the area features a nature preserve, game farm and waterfowl refuge.

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EDUCATION Committed to providing area students with a strong foundation for lifelong learning are two local public school districts, Channahon School District 17 and Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201. Those residing within Channahon attend Channahon School District 17, comprised of four excellent facilities: Pioneer Path (grade K-1), N.B. Galloway Elementary School (grades 2-4), Three Rivers School (grades 5-6) and Channahon Jr. High School (grades 7-8). The district’s curriculum and extracurricular offerings are productive and geared toward fostering the academic, physical and social development of enrolled students. Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 serves the majority of public school students in the community. Nearly 4,000 students attend the district’s four facilities, which includes: Minooka Elementary School (grade K-3), Walnut Trails Elementary School (grade K-5), Minooka Intermediate School (grades 4-5) and Minooka Jr. High School (grades 6-8).

The greater part of students in both Channahon and Minooka attend the Minooka Community High School District 111. Minooka Community High School affords a range of academic programs to its diversified student base such as expanded programs in the fine arts, computer technology, business education, industrial technology, media communication and agriculture/horticulture. More than 20 different varsity-level athletic programs, plus a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities including honor societies, student government, drama and band, are available at Minooka Community High School. Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, Joliet Junior College (JJC) offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services and student support services.

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Also located in Joliet, the University of St. Francis offers nearly 4,000 students each year more than 38 undergraduate areas of study with four bachelor’s degree-completion programs and 13 graduate programs. On-site and online learning is offered. Nearby Romeoville is home to the state’s ninth-largest private university, Lewis University. Lewis University continues to provide students with excellent opportunities for learning through more than 80 undergraduate majors, 22 graduate programs and a number of accelerated programs for the area’s working adults.

Lewis University also offers courses at five additional campuses spread throughout the Chicagoland area including its Shorewood campus, located at the corner of Route 52 and Route 59. The 8,000-square-foot facility is equipped with six classrooms, a conference room, a computer lab and a student lounge. Additional colleges and universities found within a short distance of the ChannahonMinooka area include the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Bradley University and Northern and Western Illinois Universities.

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Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is also home to a number of skilled heart and vascular specialists who are experts at detecting early signs of trouble. There are more than 190 physicians on the Morris Hospital medical staff representing nearly 40 medical specialties. For more information on the services provided through Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, visit the website at www.morrishospital.org.

For the convenience of area residents, Morris Hospital also provides laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound and digital mammography testing at the Ridge Road Campus. You can have your tests performed here even if your physician is located at another office. Primary care physician services are also available locally through Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. The Minooka Healthcare Center is located on the second floor of the Ridge Road Campus, and the Channahon Healthcare Center is located on Reed Street just east of Tryon. At these locations, family practice physicians and pediatricians are available to see patients of all ages for routine check-ups, chronic conditions and illness. For services that are required in the hospital setting, Morris Hospital is located just 10 miles west of the Ridge Road Campus in the heart of Morris. The emergency department at Morris Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center, with board-certified emergency medicine physicians available 24 hours a day. The Family Birthing Suites provide the perfect setting for welcoming a new baby into your life, along with a Level II Special Care Nursery for infants who need additional medical care. www.cmchamber.org

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WORSHIP The villages of Channahon and Minooka recognize and embrace the diversity of the area—a sentiment that is quite apparent through the establishment of many houses of worship throughout the two communities. Through these religious resources, a number of faiths and denominations are served. Residents and visitors alike are welcome to experience worship, educational offerings and outreach programs through these faith-based amenities. Additionally, dozens of active community organizations and civic clubs are located in Channahon and Minooka, each devoted to creating strong ties, providing leadership and helping those in need.

BUYER’s guide Accountants & Tax Services Carey & Thorton, LLC 123 Mondamin St., Ste. 2 P.O. Box 423 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-7462 • Fax: (815) 467-7432 tcareyfinancial@aol.com Cordano, Severson & Assoc., Ltd. 2321 Plainfield Rd. Crest Hill, IL 60403 (815) 744-1900 • Fax: (815) 744-1330 taxmangreg@comcast.net www.csatax.com Advertising & Media Morris Daily Herald 1804 Division St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-3221 • Fax: (815) 942-0988 mborchers@morrisdailyherald.com www.morrisdailyherald.com Next Media Radio Group, Inc. 2410 Caton Farm Rd., Unit B Crest Hill, IL 60403 (815) 791-3271 • Fax: (815) 577-9231 sworkman@nextmediachicago.com www.wjol.com Sun Times Group 350 N. Orleans St., 10th Fl. Chicago, IL 60654 (815) 439-4380 • Fax: (815) 439-4386 ptezak@scn1.com www.suntimes.com VillageProfile.com, inc. 33 N. Geneva St. Elgin, IL 60120 (847) 468-6800 • Fax: (847) 468-6802 dangavip@villageprofil.com www.villageprofile.com Automotive & Trucking Easton Transport, Inc. 23932 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2168 • Fax: (815) 467-2367 www.eastontransport.com

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Integrity Automotive 512 Twin Rail Dr. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-0337 • Fax: (815) 467-0751 integrity service@sbcglobal.net www.integrityautomotiveservice.com Packard Transport 24021 S. Municipal Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-9260 • Fax: (815) 521-0413 melodee.easton@packardtransport.com www.packardtransport.com Talty Chevrolet Buick Cadillac 1850 N. Division St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0030 • Fax: (815) 942-5476 taltyc@scglobal.net www.taltyautos.com Banks Citizens First National Bank 500 Bob Blair Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-4474 • Fax: (815) 467-9458 First Community Bank 27025 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-3500 • Fax: (815) 467-0550 Harris Bank - Channahon 24745 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-3804 • Fax: (815) 467-3927 Harris Bank - Channahon 27121 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2800 • Fax: (815) 467-3927 Harris Bank - Minooka 207 Mondamin Dr. P.O. Box 486 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2126 • Fax: (815) 467-1236 Merchants & Manufacturers Bank 25140 W. Channon Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-4386 • Fax: (815) 467-3843

The PrivateBank - Channahon 23840 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-8883 • Fax: (815) 467-8506 The PrivateBank - Joliet 1500 N. Essington Rd. Joliet, IL 60410 (815) 467-8882 • Fax: (815) 744-1665 The PrivateBank - Minooka 502 W. Mondamin St. P.O. Box 429 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-5321 Standard Bank & Trust 515 US Rte. 6 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-0772 • Fax: (815) 467-1882 Beauty & Beauty Products American Hairlines 24349 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-955 • Fax: (815) 467-9060 char60m@aol.com Avon - Kim Fisher, Independent Sales Rep 511 Edgewater Dr. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 791-4320 kfisher_avonrep@yahoo.com www.youravon.com/kimfisher LaVita E Bella 113 W. Mondamin St. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 715-6685 chanthan@elbrink.com www.lifeisbeautifulsalon.com Mary Kay Cosmetics 114 Pioneer Dr. P.O. Box 279 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-5077 • Fax: (815) 467-5239 jtapella@marykay.com www.marykay.com/jtapella

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Business & Professional Services Robinson Engineering, LTD 304 W. Mondamin St., Ste. 100 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-8490 • Fax: (815) 467-8491 skelly@reltd.com www.reltd.com Tri-County Business Connections Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 744-4174 • Fax: (815) 744-4174 cindy@cindyjasinski.com Tri-County Land Co. 23819 W. Mill St. Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 439-9100 • Fax: (815) 439-9600 warpinski@gmail.com Zedd’s Web Design P.O. Box 141 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 258-7514 zedds@sbcglobal.net zeddsdesign.com Churches Channahon United Methodist Church 24751 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-5275 • Fax: (815) 467-7435 First Baptist Church of Channahon 25124 S. Fryer St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 823-5365 • Fax: (815) 467-4476 Minooka Bible Church 412 N. Wabena Ave. P.O. Box 255 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2205 Resurrection Lutheran Church 25050 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6875 River of Life Lutheran Church P.O. Box 225 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-0641 Riverside Church of Christ P.O. Box 708 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-9513 • Fax: (815) 467-0494 Civic Organizations American Red Cross Grundy County Chapter 117 W. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-1243 • Fax: (815) 942-1046 amercross@sbcglobal.net www.grundycounty.redcross.org Angels of Hope, Inc. 101 W. Illinois Ave., Ste. 1 Morris, IL 60450 (815) 634-8139 or (815) 942-1111 Fax: (815) 942-0111 angelsofhope.inc.nfp@hotmail.com www.angelsofhopeinc.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties 417 Taylor St. Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 723-2227 • Fax: (815) 723-7030 lisa.morel.las@bbbswillgrundy.org coleen.davis@bbbswillgrundy.org www.bbbswillgrundy.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-9011 by appt. only lisa.morel.las@bbbswillgrundy.org coleen.davis@bbbswillgrundy.org www.bbbswillgrundy.org

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Celebrating Home 7110 Somonuak Rd. Hinckley, IL 60520 (815) 286-3399 • Fax: (815)286-3885 windyacres@hinkleyaccess.com www.celebratinghome.com Channahon/Minooka Rotary Club P.O. Box 311 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2303 • Fax: (815) 467-8506 tinazu@foundersbank.com Grundy County Chamber of Commerce 909 N. Liberty St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0113 • Fax: (815) 942-0117 info@grundychamber.com www.grundychamber.com People for Channahon Parks Foundation 24856 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-7275 pfcpfoundation@channahonpark.org www.peopleforchannahonparks.org Computers & Communications Ariel Supply, Inc. 408 W. Mondamin St. P.O. Box 407 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-8093 • Fax: (866) 245-3401 belinda@arielsupply.com www.arielsupply.com Construction Cross Country Contractors, Inc. 7280 E. US Hwy. 6 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2718 • Fax: (888) 930-6776 sales@crosscountry.com www.crosscountrycontractors.com “D” Construction, Inc. 1488 S. Broadway Coal City, IL 60416 (815) 634-2555 • Fax: (815) 634-8748 tami.hansen@dconstruction.net www.dconstruction.net Lepore Sealcoating, Inc. P.O. Box 1512 Plainfield, IL 60544 (708) 207-1276 drivewaysealcoat@sbcglobal.net Minooka Grain Lumber & Supply 404 Mondamin St. P.O. Box 100 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2232 • Fax: (815) 467-9220 mingrain@prairieinet.net www.minookalumber.com Platinum Properties Team P.O. Box 702 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-4601 • Fax: 9815) 521-4602 mcekhoff@team-national.com www.ppthomes.com Romar Cabinet & Top Co., Inc. 23949 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-9900 • Fax: (815) 467-9985 steve.lucas@romarcabinet.com www.romarcabinet.com Simon Builders, Inc. 22826 S. Anna Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6393 • Fax: (815) 467-6393 simonbuilders@att.net Smykal Homes 26354 W. Arbor Ln. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-1800 • Fax: (815) 521-9540 award@smykalhomes.com

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Tri-State Enterprises, Inc. 408 Mondamin St. P.O. Box 517 Minooka, IL 60447 (630) 961-5420 • Fax: (815) 467-9566 tristate@tristatebuilding.com www.tristatebuilding.com Village Building P.O. Box 3339 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 474-2656 jonimeyer@sbcglobal.net Entertainment & Recreation Channahon Lanes (Go Bowl, Inc.) 25306 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2026 • Fax: (815) 467-2102 gobowling@sbcglobal.net www.channahonlanes.com Channahon Park District 24856 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-7275 • Fax: (815) 467-5677 cszoke@channahonpark.org www.channahonpark.org Forest Preserve District of Will County 17540 W. Laraway Dr. Joliet, IL 60433 (815) 722-1289 • Fax: (815) 722-3608 jmcfarland@fpdwc.org www.fpdwc.org Home Run Derby, Inc. 7280 E. US Hwy. 6 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2751 • Fax: (888) 930-6776 shawn@homerunderbyil.com www.homerunderbyil.com Joliet Jack Hammers Professional Baseball Team One Mayor Art Schultz Dr. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 726-2255 • Fax: (815) 726-9223 iinfo@jackhammerbaseball.com www.jackhammerbaseball.com Southtown Mobile Music, Inc. 23724 Hickory Ln. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 290-1353 mark@southtownmobilemusic.com www.southtownmobilemusic.com Star Performances DJ Services P.O. Box 852 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 375-9665 • Fax: (815) 496-9380 starperformances@aol.com The Jump Up, Inc. 24240 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-0080 • Fax: (815) 467-4000 mmoore@thejumpupinc.com www.thejumpupinc.com Farms & Equipment Channahon Tractor & Crane 23921 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-4480 Davidson Farms 24901 Canal Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-6331 Dollinger Family Farm 7502 Hansel Rd. Channahon, IL 60410 dollinger@cbcast.com www.dollingerfarms.com Ellis House & Equestrian Center 13986 McKanna Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 475-4035 • Fax: (815) 475-4105 tammy@ellishec.com www.ellishec.com

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Feed Loft, Inc. 23930 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-9040 • Fax: (815) 467-5638 feedloft@hotmail.com www.feedloft.com Fire Protection Channahon Fire Protection District 24929 S. Center St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6767 • Fax: (815) 467-5081 Minooka Fire Protection District 413 W. Mondamin St. P.O. Box 736 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-5637 • Fax: (815) 467-1778 Fitness Cardinal Fitness 25445 S. Pheasant Ln. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-9080 dhicks@cardinalfitness.com www.cardinalfitness.com Peak Fitness 1010 S. Ridge Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-4100 www.peakfitnessofminooka.com Gas Stations Casey’s General Store #1979 400 W. Mondamin St. P.O. Box 297 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-9651 www.caseys.com Casey’s General Store #1980 25258 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60447 (815) 467-9847 www.caseys.com

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Joliet Junior College - Joliet Main Campus 1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431 (815) 280-1418 • Fax: (815) 280-1294 www.jjc.edu Joliet Junior College - Workforce Services 1715 N. Division St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0566 • Fax: (815) 942-1547 gmartine@jjc.edu www.grundyworkforce.com Minooka Community Consolidated School District #201 304 Mondamin St., Ste. 120 P.O. Box 467 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-6121 • Fax: (815) 467-9544 agegenheimer@min201.org www.min201.org Minooka Community High School District #111 301 S. Wabena St. P.O. Box 827 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2140 x179 • Fax: (815) 467-2431 s ddilorenzo@mchs.net www.mchs.net Three Rivers Public Library District 25207 W. Channon Dr. P.O. Box 300 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6200 • Fax: (815) 467-4012 mjsoucie@three-rivers-library.org www.three-rivers-library.org Troy School District 30-C 5800 W. Theodore St. Plainfield, IL 60586 (815) 577-6760 • Fax: (815) 577-3795 dwhite@troy30c.org www.troy30c.org

Feece Oil 517 Twin Rail Dr. Minooka, IL 60447 (888) 879-1911 • Fax: (815) 521-0192 craig@feeceoil.com

Village of Channahon 24555 S. Navajo Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6644 • Fax: (815) 467-9774 lanselme@channahon.org www.channahon.org

Government Channahon School District #17 24920 S. Sage St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-4315 • Fax: (815) 467-4343 kevans@csd17.org

Village of Minooka 121 E. Mc Evilly Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2151 • Fax: (815) 467-3599 jamesgrabowski@minooka.com www.minooka.com

Channahon Township 25416 S. Fryer St. Channahon, IL 60410 (708) 516-7642 • Fax: (815) 467-7342 lwtroutman@sbcglobal.net

Healthcare Advanced Focus Vision Center, Ltd. 24735 W. Eames St., Ste. 11 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-0077 • Fax: (815) 467-0088 www.advanced focusvisioncenter.com

Chris Balkema 26617 Samantha Ct. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 641-0086 cbalkema@hotmail.com www.balkema.org

Arrow Physicians Group 24441 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-7058 • Fax: (815) 467-7058 jakewines@att.net

Grundy County LEPC 1320 Union St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 941-3457 emaplan@grundyco.org

Associated Orthodontist 3500 Oxbow Rd. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 355-2740 jack.bratcher@yahoo.com

Illinois Dept. of Employment Security 250 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 740-5148 • Fax: (815) 740-5640 www.ides.state.il.us

ATI Physical Therapy 2081 S. Ridge Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (630) 287-1070 • Fax: (815) 439-6780 julie.gardner@atipt.com www.atipt.com

Joliet Junior College - Grundy County Center 1715 N. Division St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-1552 x41126 • (815) 942-1547 jshulz@jjc.edu www.jjc.edu

Channahon Ranch Pharmacy Linda’s Hallmark 24715 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6090 • Fax: (815) 467-6167 louisk13@comcast.net

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Foot & Ankle Centers/Centers for Foot and Ankle Surgery 654 W. Veterans Pkwy., Ste. D Yorkville, IL 60560 (630) 553-9306 dinnarappette@aol.com www.footandankleexperts.com Fox Foot & Ankle 2081 Ridge Rd., Ste. 113 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-9347 • Fax: (630) 551-4117 foxfsh@comcast.net www.foxfootandankle.com

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Walgreens #7895 27155 E. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-0326 • Fax: (815) 521-0919 mgr.07895@store.walgreens.com www.walgreens.com

ExxonMobil 25915 S. Frontage Rd. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-7334 tricia.l.simpson@exxonmobil.com www.exxonmobil.com

Waddell & Reed 10310 Orland Pkwy., Ste. 102 Orland park, IL 60467 (708) 478-0172 • Fax: (708) 478-0172 rfugett@wsadvisors.com www.waddell.com

Home & Garden A-1 Eco/Lindsay Water Treatment P.O. Box 2543 Crest Hill, IL 60403 (815) 725-2122 www.ecowater.com

First America Metal Corp 113-116 Industrial Dr. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-9888 • Fax: (815) 521-9889 firstamericametal@yahoo.com www.firstamericametal.com

Bailey’s Carpet One Floor and Home 2403 Sycamore Dr. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 941-2277 • Fax: (815) 941-0663 morrisstore@baileyscarpetone.com www.baileyscarpetone.com

Macy’s Logistics & Operations 601 Mid Point Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-3707 • Fax: (815) 521-3684 heather.maclaren@macys.com www.macys.com

Legal Michael A. Mattingly Law Office 502 W. Mondamin St. P.O. Box 400 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-1300 • Fax: (815) 467-1301 mam@mmattinglylaw.com

Budget Blinds of Shorewood Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-4040 • Fax: (815) 521-4002 ckbresnahan@budgetblinds.com www.budgetblinds.com

McDNT Pipeline, Ltd. 24154 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-5300 • Fax: (815) 467-7868 mcdnt@aol.com

Casual Flooring and Tile, Inc. 4125 N. Oketo Ave. Norridge, IL 60706 (815) 666-4053 casualfloorntile@yahoo.com

North American Stainless 801 Twin Rail Dr. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-9500 • Fax: (815) 521-9127 jwheeler@northamericanstainless.com www.northamericanstailness.com

Contrary Mary’s Plants & Designs 2735 Rte. 52 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-9535 contrarymarysplants.com Eco Crystal Clear Water Systems 1811 N. Division St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-1105 ecowater@cbcast.com www.depungsqualitywaterstore.com Economy Commercial Landscaping 269 Prairie Ridge Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 955-2517 • Fax: (815) 521-4617 economyland@aol.com http://preview.economylandscapingservices. vp.com Safety Well, Inc. 7280 E. US Hwy. 6 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-2122 • Fax: (888) 930-6776 customerservice@safetywell.com www.safetywell.com Housing & Lodging Mallard Point Minooka, LLC 27741 W. Drake Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-1100 • Fax: (815) 521-1102 mallardpoint1@comcast.net The Timbers of Shorewood 1100 N. River Rd. Shorewood, IL 60404 (815) 609-0669 • Fax: (815) 609-1202 faith@timbers-shorewood.com www.timbers-shorewood.com Will County Lodging Association (815) 741-2100 • Fax: (815) 741-0406 willcountylodgingassociation@hotmail.com www.willcountylodging.org Industry Dresden Nuclear Station - Exelon 6500 N. Dresden Rd. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 416-3280 robert.osgood@exeloncorp.com www.exeloncorp.com Excel Machine & Tool, Inc. 24050 Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-1177 • Fax: (815) 467-1178 excel@cbcast.com

Northern Illinois Steel 24005 S. Northern Illinois Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-9000 • Fax: (815) 467-2282 mikeruth@nisteel.com www.nisteel.com Insurance AAA Insurance Pro Agencies 25311 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-4975 • Fax: (815) 467-8831 rfollis16@comcast.net www.insproagencies.com Clennon Insurance Agency, Inc. 127 W. Mondamin St. P.O. Box 130 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-6166 • Fax: (815) 467-9611 clennon14@sbcglobal.net www.clennoninsurance.com COUNTRY Financial 27754 W. Bluegrass Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-9150 • Fax: (815) 521-9155 ginadoyle@countryfinancial.com www.countryfinancial.com Illinois Benefits 24829 S. Tryon St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2331 • Fax: (815) 467-1161 jim@illinoisbenefits.com www.illinoisbenefits.com State Farm Insurance - Wayne Chesson, Agent 25154 W. Channon Dr. P.O. Box 111 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2757 • Fax: (815) 467-1886 mayor8@cbcast.com Investments Edward Jones 205 Mondamin St. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-9632 • Fax: (888) 864-6282 www.edwardjones.com Investment Solution Services 25158 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 828-5254 • Fax: (815) 828-5654 bgraf@investmentsos.com www.investmentsos.com

Claire M. Wilson, Attorney at Law 25154 Channon Dr. P.O. Box 344 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-1184 Office Suppllies & Products Inkwell Office Supply 1573 Blue Stem Ct. Minooka, IL 60447 (630) 667-9612 • Fax: (630) 243-9800 corey@inkwellop.com www.inkwellop.com Village Supplies P.O. Box 778 Channahon, IL 60410 (708) 983-8038 • Fax: (866) 219-6223 johnjgunia@yahoo.com www.villagesupplies.com Printing Bailey Printing & Publishing, Inc. 273 S. Broadway Coal City, IL 60416 (815) 634-2102 • Fax: (815) 634-2815 mbailey@baileyprinting.com www.baileyprinting.com JM Printers 510 Pasadena Ave. Crest Hill, IL 60403 (815) 609-7041 • Fax: (815) 609-7043 jmprinters@sbcglobal.net www.jmprinters.com MAK Printing, LLC 1008 Foxview Dr. Joliet, IL 60431 (630) 728-9127 sales@makprinting.com www.makprinting.com ProMediAspire P.O. Box 719 Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-0773 • Fax: (815) 364-0364 www.promediaspire.com Real Estate Century 21 Danek Realty - Channahon 24724 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-0055 • Fax: (815) 521-9149 terry.danek@century21.com www.c21dk.com Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell 25224 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-3140 • Fax: (815) 467-3146 bkrealtor@aol.com www.cbhonig-bell.com Joffco Properties 23917 W. Roberts Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062 Caton Commercial Sales Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 436-5700 kathy@catoncommerical .com Tri-County Land Co 23819 W. Mill St. Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 439-9100 • Fax: (815) 439-9600 warpinski@gmail.com

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Tucker Development Corporation 799 Central Ave., Ste. 300 Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 926-9999 • Fax: (847) 926-9996 splatt@tuckerdevelopment.com www.tuckerdevelopment.com Village Realty 27741 W. Drake Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-5349 jonimeyer@sbcglobal.net Restaurants, Catering, Food & Drink Angie’s Chicago Pizza & Catering 25520 Pheasant Ln., Unit M Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-8500 angie.odeh@yahoo.com Big Fish Bar and Grill 27425 S. Will Rd. Wilmington, IL 60481 (815) 476-9331 jmathias@bigfishgrille.net Cookie’s Restaurant 103 W. Mondamin St. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-6667 cookiesrestaurant@yahoo.com Duke’s Catering 1309 Caton Ave. Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 730-0454 de-rbhduke@comcast.net www.dukescatering.net EnJoi Bake Shop & Café 24735 W. Eames St. (Rte. 6) Unit 1, 2, & 3 Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-7533 • Fax: (815) 467-9055 enjoi20@comcast.net www.enjoibakeshop.com/catering Fat Boyz Pizza & Stuff 408 Mondamin St. P.O. Box 991 Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-9100 Fountains Banquet Hall, Bar & Grill 502 Twin Rail Dr. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-4190 • Fax: (815) 467-9487 admin@fountainsofminooka.com www.fountainsofminooka.com Grandma’s Pancake House 669 Mondamin St. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 953-4680 • Fax: (815) 467-2047 t.christos@yahoo.com Hacienda Don Villo 25445 S. Pheasant Ln. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-4800 Heroes West 1530 Commerce Ln. Joliet, IL 60431 (815) 725-1234 • Fax: (815) 725-5567 joephw@gmail.com www.heroeswest.net Jimmy John’s 25520 S. Pheasant Ln. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-9700 • Fax: (815) 521-9583 jjcateringgrundy@yahoo.com www.jimmyjohns.com Lallo’s Bar & Grill 25365 Fryer St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-9803 cassgll@aol.com www.lallosbarandgrill

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Lone Star Restaurant 25208 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-6961 • Fax: (815) 467-6993 Louie’s Chophouse 700 W. Jefferson St. Shorewood, IL 60404 (815) 725-9800 • Fax: (815) 725-4988 nikigelis@aol.com www.louieschophouse.com McDonalds of Channahon & Minooka 24061 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-7995 Minooka Creamery 111 E. Mc Evilly Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-9699 minookacreamery@hotmail.com www.minookacreamery.com Mugz’s Hideout 24045 W. Front St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-9437 • Fax: (815) 467-9437 cathy@mugzshideout.net www.mugzshideout.net Pizza For U 25356 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 693-5774 • Fax: (815) 476-5447 andbrad98@sbcglobal.net www.pizzaforu.net Rosati’s Pizza 524 W. Mondamin St. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-0800 • Fax: (815) 467-6758 dansaenz2008@aol.com www.rosatispizza.com Taco Burrito King 23836 W. Eames St. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-4300 sal@tacoburritoking.com www.tacoburritoking.com

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Helping Hands Children’s Therapy Services, Inc. 25158 W. Eames St., Unit C Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 521-9975 • Fax: (815) 462-4929 bapaschke@sbcglobal.net www.helpinghandstherapy.org Home Helpers 2829 Ninovan Ln. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-1878 • Fax: (815) 467-1878 ifsnode@yahoo.com www.homehelpers.ccgrundywill58334 Integrity Restoration 1707 Taylor St. Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 730-8696 • Fax: (815) 730-8688 abergeson@fireandflood.net www.integrityrestorations.com

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All American Self Storage 1000 S. Ridge Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-9400 • Fax: (815) 521-9580 info@allamericanselfstorage.org www.allamericanselfstorage.org

David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry, Inc. 1312 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 741-8741 • Fax: (815) 741-4736 ddn1981@aol.com www.davidnelsonjewelry.com Minooka Hardware, Inc. 855 S. Ridge Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-7300 • Fax: (815) 467-4671 kace@mattesonhardware.com

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Channahon General Rental 24138 S. Municipal Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-0173 www.channahonrental.com

Sage’s Meat, Fish & Fowl, LLC 25445 S. Pheasant Ln., Ste. K Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-2255 • Fax: (815) 828-5877 www.melvinsmeatfishfowl.com

Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup, LLP P.O. Box 794 Minooka, IL 60447 (630) 862-0580 • Fax: ( 815) 521-4593 mikef@chicsc.com www.chicsc.com

Striking Concepts Pro Shop 25306 W. Eames St. (Inside Channahon Lanes Bowling Alley) Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-0799 strikingconcepts@comcast.net

Clean-Tech Home & Office Cleaning Services 23946 Cardinal Dr. Channahon, IL 60410 (815) 467-4965 cleantech@comcast.net www.cleantech1.com

Waste Management Heartland Disposal P.O. Box 588 Morris, IL 60450 (815) 942-5851 • Fax: (815) 942-4690 thammond@homewooddisposal.com www.mydisposal.com

Services Aaron Professional Cleaning Services 322 Stuart Rd. Lockport, IL 60441 (815) 834-0667 • Fax: (815) 834-0667 rich@aaronpcs.com www.aaronpcs.com

Custom Cleaning, Inc. 105 Mondamin St. Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 467-7175 johngretz@hotmail.com

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The Greater CHANNAHON MINOOKA

Area

Chamber OF COMMERCE

A Public Service Announcement from the Greater Channahon Minooka Chamber of Commerce along with the villages of Channahon and Minooka

TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY Local.... The Village of Channahon and Village of Minooka, along with the Greater Channahon Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce, would like to remind you to BUY LOCAL at any of our service or retail businesses! There are many advantages to buying goods and services from our village’s businesses. Here are just a few examples: 1. Keep our Community Unique - Our businesses cater to the cultural base of the community they serve. Where we live, shop and play is the foundation of our community. Businesses are vital to the diverse character of our communities. 2. Get Better Services - Our businesses hire people with knowledge of the products they are selling and areas they are servicing. They provide more quality customer service by giving special attention to each patron they serve. 3. Reduce Environmental Impact - Local businesses are found in thriving communities. They, along with our residents, are more likely to purchase from other local enterprises. The result is less travel, which reduces air pollution. 4. Keep Your Tax Dollars in Your Community - Our businesses anchor the community’s infrastructure and support the village, schools and county tax base. When we buy products or services from area businesses, dollars are recycled back into the community. 5. Invest in the Community and Support Yourself - People involved in our business live in the community activites. They give back to the community in which they service, encouraging our growth. 6. Support Community Activities - All our businesses support non-profits and other community activites. They give back to the community in which they service, encouraging our growth. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about “Buying Local”, please contact Mari Edmondson, Executive Director, Greater Channahon Minooka Chamber of Commerce, at (815) 521-9999 or cmchamber@att.net Greater Channahon Minooka Area Chamber of Commerce 500 Bob Blair Road, Minooka, IL 60447 (815) 521-9999 • Fax (815) 521-0903 cmchamber@att.net

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index of advertisers All American Self Storage......................................2 Channahon Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital .................. Inside Front Cover Clean-Tech Maid Service .................................... 13 Clennon Insurance Agency................................. 10 The Crossings Business Center.............................2 “D” Construction, Inc. .......................... Back Cover Duke’s Catering .................................................... 5 Exelon Nuclear ................................................... 10 ExxonMobil ................................ Inside Back Cover First Community Bank........................................ 11 Forest Preserve District of Will County............... 18 Harris Bank ........................................................ 11 Integrity Automotive Professional Automotive Repair ...................... 16 McCoy Tire ......................................................... 16 Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply, Co. ............... 13 Minor Chiropractic Health Center P.C. ................ 21

Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus...............Inside Front Cover Mugz’s Hideout .................................................. 15 North American Stainless - Acerinox Group ....... 10 Northern Illinois Steel Supply Company............. 11 Peak Fitness of Minooka ...................................... 2 Preschool Wizard ................................................. 5 Sarah Reiss, Realtor Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell ............................. 14 Romar Cabinet and Top Company Inc. ............... 14 Rosati’s Pizza ....................................................... 3 Taco Burrito King ................................................. 2 Three Rivers Public Library ................................ 20 United States Cold Storage, Inc.......................... 10 Village of Channahon ........................................... 8 VillageProfile.com, inc.........................................28 Village Realty - Joni Meyer, Broker..................... 14 Village Supplies.....................................................5

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“D” Construction, Inc. General Contractor 1488 So. Broadway • Coal City, IL 60416 815-634-2555 • Fax 815-634-8748

Doing it all! “D” Services Include: • Earthwork-Moving and Excavating • Roadwork • Trucking • Carpentry • Ironwork • Concrete • Fabrication • Sewer & Water • Bridgework • Traffic Control • Asphalt


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