Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar submitted a letter to the editor about the new center, which is celebrating its ribbon cutting Monday.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dear Editor: Above all else, nothing is more important to the Village of Bolingbrook than ensuring our 74,000 residents enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Central to that goal is securing ample access to quality healthcare. As such, on behalf of the Village Board, I am happy to welcome U.S. Renal Care, a provider of life-saving dialysis services, to our community. Next Monday I will be joining Village Board Members, community leaders and area patients and physicians to cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art, 13-station U.S. Renal Care dialysis center in Bolingbrook. The new facility will be located in Suite 110 at 396 Remington Boulevard, just east of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and will help address the growing need for …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mayor Roger Claar has endorsed Bob Kalnicky for the 98th state representative seat.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Bob Kalnicky. Bolingbrook Mayor, Roger Claar, will host a fundraiser to support Bob Kalnicky, candidate for State Representative in the 98th district. Kalnicky faces Democratic candidate Natalie Manley for the seat. The fundraiser will take place Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gordon Biersch, 639 E. Boughton Rd. The cost is $75 per person. Mayor Claar recently released a public endorsement of Kalnicky, saying, "Bob Kalnicky is exactly the type of leader we need in Springfield that will fight for families and businesses in Bolingbrook and in our district. Bob's commitment to education reform, the protection of senior citizens, and the growth of business are some of the reasons why I've …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Kalnicky is the Republican candidate for the 98th state representative seat.
Bolingbrook Mayor, Roger Claar, has announced his official endorsement of Bob Kalnicky for state representative of the 98th district. "The people of Bolingbrook see what's happening in our state, and we feel the impact of these poor decisions in our wallets," Claar said. "Bob Kalnicky is exactly the type of leader we need in Springfield that will fight for families and businesses in Bolingbrook and in our district. Bob's commitment to education reform, the protection of senior citizens, and the growth of business are some of the reasons why I've chosen to endorse him to represent Bolingbrook families in Springfield." READ MORE: Kalnicky is the Republican candidate for the seat, facing Democrat Natalie Manley in the November race. …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Officials of the Illinois American Water and the Northern Will County Water Agency clashed, again, at a meeting of the water agency Monday.
illinois American Water vs. the Northern Will County Water Agency. The two sides clashed, again, at a Northern Will County Water Agency meeting Monday. Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley asked those with a tie to IAW in the audience to identify themselves. He cut off an IAW rep during the "Questions from the Public" section, saying "this was not a commercial" and "we've heard this all before." Both sides accused the other of misinforming the public. Bolingbrook Mayor Claar said the IAW had been furthering its "lies" and "falsehoods" for years. Prior to the meeting, IAW distributed flyers urging residents in Homer Glen to attend the meeting to "ask for answers." The IAW said the water agency would more likely raise water rates than lower them and…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The company was previously located in Blue Island and employs 400 people.
A family business stakeholders focused on on preserving its enterprise for future generations. That belief was on display at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for family owned G & W Electric, a global supplier of electric power equipment and relative newcomer to Bolingbrook’s corporate corridor. Company Owner John Mueller addressed an audience including Congresswoman Judy Biggert, Illinois State Senator Pat McGuire, 85th District State Representative Emily McAsey, Will County Executive Larry Walsh and Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar about the efforts coordinated locally that brought the company to Bolingbrook. “We grew 285 percent over a 25 year period," Mueller said. "Compounding double digit growth year after year caused us to outgrow our…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Village officials said the emerald ash borer made their way into trees on the outskirts of Bolingbrook in 2011, causing several trees to be cut down.
Bolingbrook has proven not to be immune to the plight of the emerald ash borer. During last week’s State of the Village address, Mayor Roger Claar told the nearly 700 people in attendance the insects made their way into trees on the outskirts of Bolingbrook in 2011. The village has about 40,000 ash trees, with 13,000 in the public right-of-ways, Claar said. “When you see (the ash borers), you have to take the tree down,” he said. “It’s a serious problem. If it continues (to spread), the cost of cutting those trees will be horrendous.” According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the emerald ash borer is a small, metallic green pest whose larvae feeds under the bark of ash trees, cutting off nutrient flow essential for a healthy …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar spoke to nearly 700 area residents during the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce's 25th annual State of the Village address.
Bolingbrook’s booming business industry took center stage at Mayor Roger Claar’s State of the Village address Thursday at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Claar listed a number of businesses that have moved to Bolingbrook in the last year, including G&W Electric and Diageo Americas Supply, both of which were mentioned in last year's state of the village address. “They’ve been a real source of pride for us,” Claar said to nearly 700 people in attendance. He also noted Ricoh, one of the world's largest electronics and imaging companies, which will soon consolidate its operations in as many as 12 states and relocate to Bolingbrook, as well as the numerous restaurants popping up in the village, including Jersey Mike’s sub-sandwich shop, Honey Jam …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Delegates will go to the national nominating conventions where they will vote on the nominee for president.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar is one of 108 convention delegates pledged to support presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Claar, a prominent Republican in the area, will serve as Romney's 11th Congressional District delegate. Jan. 6 was the last day for the 2012 GOP presidential campaigns to file their delegates with the state Board of Elections. Illinois State University political science professor Bob Bradley said the delegate slates help gauge the strength of a campaign, if not the candidate. "That's why you pay attention to these filings," Bradley said. "You have to see who is on these delegate lists. They could be the next up-and-comers in the party. You also get a sense of who is important." The delegates, chosen from each of the …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Nan Higgens, the mayor’s assistant, steps away from the inner workings of the village.
Nan Higgens knows more about Bolingbrook than most. Having worked for the village for more than 20 years in several capacities, Higgens, a long-time Bolingbrook resident, has helped shape Bolingbrook’s booming development over the last two decades. Higgens recently retired and Bolingbrook Patch had a chance to catch up with her to gain her perspective on the village and what she plans to do next. Patch: When were you hired? Higgins: After Roger Claar became mayor in 1986, the Bolingbrook Local Development Corporation was formed to help kick-start the development in town. Steve Schau was the executive director of the organization and I was hired as his assistant in 1987. What were your initial responsibilities? Higgins: We worked with …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
New sushi restaurant and tanning salon expected to open in strip mall soon.
In case you're looking for a last-minute gift for your pet, you might want to check out Petco, which is holding a going-out-of-business sale. The Bolingbrook Petco at 1249 W. Boughton Road will close its doors Jan. 21. Petco might have fallen victim to a saturated market. Bolingbrook residents have more than a few other options when it comes to pet supplies, including Pet Supplies Plus, PetsMart and Petland, all of which have ideal locations. It's the second national chain store to leave Bolingbrook's west side this year. In April, Blockbuster left the same shopping center where Petco is located. A month prior, Borders announced its closing because of financial stress due to bankruptcy. But it's not all gloom and doom for west-side …