JCA Cares – Local Businesses

As Angels and Hilltoppers, we have a unique ability to make a positive impact on our JCA community during these challenging times. We know and care for one another, and we share the Carmelite and Franciscan values of prayer, community and service. Some are riding out these times in relative comfort while others are suffering greatly. This is our moment to be strong for one another; to show the best of who we are.

Supporting JCA Businesses

The JCA Cares initiative was created to support JCA families and students in need of tuition assistance during the COVID-19 public health pandemic. In that same vein, the JCA Development and Alumni Relations team would like to support and patronize local businesses who have supported us. Each day we will highlight a local restaurant or essential business connected to the JCA family.

Click Here to show your support for our current Angels and Hilltoppers in need of tuition assistance.

Please contact communications@jca-online.org if you are an alum, parent, former parent, or friend of the Joliet Catholic Academy community that would like to see your business highlighted.

Highlighted Businesses

Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 4400

1813 East Cass Street in Joliet

(815) 723-3827



Board Members: Shane Gordan (’91), Mark Michalak (’79), Phil Ardaugh (’89)


Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council is a Catholic Fraternal organization founded April 14, 1957.  Many alumni are members of the organization. The club’s well known fish fry is held every Friday from 11AM-8PM.


Chefy’s Kitchen & Catering
located inside Fritz’s Pour House

1511 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL.


Owners: Jason and Paula Taylor

Current hours are Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Call 779-225-8608 and place your order from their updated menu.

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Website: www.jacobhenrymansion.com

Phone Number: 815-722-1420

Email Address: Anna@jacobhenrymansion.com

From the Mansion: It has been a long-standing tradition of ours to get the family together on Wednesday nights, and have Papa’s favorite meal, Pot Roast. Join us in this tradition on Wednesday, May 27th, for our second curbside pick up!  Check back frequently for our weekly specials.

Please EMAIL your order to Anna@jacobhenrymansion.com by noon on Wednesday.

Include name, # of meals & pick up time.

Pick up will be at the Victorian Ballroom parking lot entrance, on Richards Street.

Thank you, from our family to yours!

Chicago Street Pub

75 N. Chicago Street

Joliet, IL.

Owners: Mike & Kathy Kemp ’91 Trizna



Head to downtown Joliet for some great food and awesome cocktails.  Call ahead with your order!


The Crowd Around Me Bar & Grill

103 E. Jefferson St. (corner of Jefferson & 59)

Shorewood, IL.

Owners: Terry & Sue Scarcelli ’77 Tolios


Curbside pick up is available and just a call away!

SERVPRO of Joliet

2364 Essington Rd., Suite 506

Joliet, IL.

Owners: Kelly Melone ’84 & Bill Kent



SERVPRO is open 24/7 for the emergency water and fire restoration services.



103 W Mondamin St.

Minooka, IL 60447


Owners: Lois and the late Cookie Norton

Full menu at cookiesrestaurant.com

Curbside pick-up is available… check out the menu and call for your carryout.  Hours are Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Kuhar Vision Care

4970 West Theodore

Plainfield, IL.



Owner: Dr. Ludwig Chad Kuhar ’87

Appointments are available for your vision needs, Kuhar Vision is open and ready to take care of you!


Joe’s Hot Dogs

810 Plainfield Rd.

Joliet, IL.


Owner: Jill Stapleton ’87 Huffstutler

Joe’s Hot Dogs has a long history in the Joliet community for providing fantastic food with great/quick service.  Happy to report they are open from 11 am. – 6 p.m. with drive-up service available Tuesday – Sunday and closed on Mondays.  Serving fries or rings and all the other great menu items!


Owner: Jennifer Kane ’82 Howard

930 Brookforest Ave.

Shorewood, IL.



TCBY is currently offering take out and curbside pick up. Employees make all orders custom and put the toppings on. They are still offering 12 flavors of yogurt daily and over 30 toppings. Pints, quarts, and pies are available in their take out freezer.

Hours: 7 days from noon to 8pm and will be extending it to 9pm on weekends once the weather breaks.

Inquiries for catering or a TCBY food truck experience should be made by email at tcbyshorewood@yahoo.com.  No order is too large! In fact TCBY will be delivering 800 cups to Amita St. Joes in Joliet this week!


Home Cut Donuts

Owner: Jim Ruhaak, ’89

815 W. Jefferson Street

Joliet, IL.

Home Cut donuts is a family tradition in the Joliet area.  They are open for curbside pick-up.  You can order by clicking here https://www.toasttab.com/home-cut-donuts-joliet/v3 or you can call 815-727-3511.


Syl’s Chophouse

829 Moen Ave. in Rockdale


Owners: Maura (Quinn ’91) and Don “Duke” Williams

www.syls.com for menu and promotions

815-725-1977 for Curbside Carryout and Free Delivery

We are currently promoting our Marvelous Mother’s Day Meal – Flyer above

Our Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 4pm-7:30pm (Mother’s Day 11:30-3:30pm)




Bertino’s Auto Service

900 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, Illinois
Owner: Pete Bertino ’93 and family
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bertinos-Auto-Service-950520405048579/

Founded by the late Joe Bertino, Sr. (’52 JCHS) in 1957, Bertino’s Auto has been a family-owned business for over 60 years supplying the residents in Joliet and surrounding areas with fair and convenient auto repair work. Joe’s children and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews have attended Joliet Catholic High School, St. Francis Academy, and Joliet Catholic Academy.

Premier Catering

Owners: Duke and Maura Quinn ’91 Williams

214 N. Ottawa St. Downtown Joliet


See flyer above for offerings or go to www.premiercater.net.


Walt’s Ice Cream

Owners: The Dillon family

Phyllis A. Dillon ‘56, Bill Dillon ‘79, Victoria Dillon-Totani ‘88, and worker, Gianna Totani ‘21

1314 W. Jefferson Street

Joliet, IL.


Walt’s can be seen on Facebook at Walts Ice Cream and are open daily 12-10pm.


McBride’s on 52

Owners: Tracy and Brent Stary

2727 West Jefferson Street

Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 714-2215

McBrides will have curbside, touchless service for all orders.  They have family meals, full menu and alcohol kits.  Order by calling the location or online at http://www.mcbridespubandgrille.com

McBrides has three locations to serve you…

To place an order from our Caton Farm Road location please call (815)609-0192 or ORDER ONLINE

To place an order from our 52 location please call (815)714-2215 or ORDER ONLINE

To place an order from our North location please call (630)692-9606 or ORDER ONLINE


Babe’s Jumbo Hot Dogs

2600 W. Jefferson St.

Joliet, IL.


Owners: Tim Reilly ’81 and his wife Amy

Babes is a participant of the Donate A Meal to A First Responder and started Cruise Night Parades around St. Joes hospital.  Drive up is available and for their full menu, go to http://www.babeshotdogs.com or you can email babeshotdogs@sbcglobal.net

Find them on Facebook at Babes and join them in their Cruise night parades.

Paolucci Diamond Center

1960 Essington Rd.

Joliet, IL.


Owner: Al Paolucci ’86

The Paolucci family has a long history of supporting JCA.  The diamond center is owned by Al Paolucci alongside him is his wife Tammy Adams, ’86 Paolucci, and kids Megan ’15 and Mallory ’20.  Paolucci’s is a full service jewelry store.  Check our their facebook page Paolucci Diamond Center or call 815-439-2090 for an appointment.


Bella Cucina Catering

800 W. Jefferson St.

Joliet, IL.

815-744-8454 or for best response email bellacucinacatering@yahoo.com

Owner: Michelle Jankowski ’86

Curbside delivery available!  Daily specials and hours are available by visiting them on Facebook @Bella Cucina Catering or you can go to their website at http://bellacucinacatering.com/


The Dock at Inwood

3000 W. Jefferson St.

Joliet, IL.


Owners: Mike & Melissa Trafton and Rick & Julie Trafton

Curbside delivery available including flights of margaritas!  For orders visit their website at https://thedockatinwood.com/


Thayer Bros. Deli & Grille
753 1/2 Ruby Street
Joliet, IL
Owner: Rick Thayer ’77

Carry-Out Only

Call orders 815.726.8990

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Station One Smokehouse

Owner: Brad Hudetz ’01
15025 South Des Plaines Street Unit 1A
Plainfield, Illinois 60544
As of Tuesday 4/21, we are now offering about 3/4 of our normal everyday menu with same-day ordering and pickup!
7 days a week, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.


Please contact us at info@stationonesmokehouse.com with any inquiries.-

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