On any given day, John Sheridan picks up garbage to beautify his neighborhood, or grabs his tools to fix a down fence he noticed during his daily walks. During the snowy winter months, he blasts through the sidewalks and driveways with his snow blower to make sure his neighbors can get out of their homes safely.
Sheridan loves his neighborhood and has a goal to keep it safe for the residents he has grown close to over six decades. He has taken it to the point where he has over 60 residents once a month attend his neighborhood watch meetings, which has even attracted the mayor of Joliet as well as other elected officials.
“Growing up everyone had a nosey little lady looking out of the window. We have all become that nosey little lady in our neighborhood, and we are proud of that. We know that the police can’t be everywhere all of the time,” Sheridan said.