A homebrew shop in Streator is nearly ready to open a full brewery.
How You Brewin, 1005 N. Vermillion St., announced on Facebook it plans to open a tasting room in late June or July with brewing for distribution to begin "soon."
The shop will operate Blockhouse Brewing Company from the same location as it has acquired all the necessary licenses. The homebrew shop will remain open.
Owner Bob Sandy told the Times for an earlier article that he's been a brewer for 25 years and has been working on plans for the brewery since 2013.
Lutheran Life Communities names new CEO
Jesse Jantzen has been selected to serve as President and CEO of Lutheran Life Communities, effective Monday, Feb. 12.
Jantzen began his career as a nursing home administrator in Texas.
In the years that followed, he held positions of progressive responsibility, which included a turnaround of a struggling campus as well as several expansion projects.
In his most recent leadership role, Jantzen served as President & CEO of Ascension Senior Living.
Lutheran Life Communities is a system of senior living options, which has been in operation for 125 years. Pleasant View in Ottawa is one of six campuses within the organization, headquartered in Arlington Heights.