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Michael Loughran was born in Tyrone, Ireland in 1844 before settling in Joliet where he left his mark on the downtown landscape with a building at 1 E. Cass St.

Michael Loughran was born in Tyrone, Ireland in 1844 before settling in Joliet where he left his mark on the downtown landscape with a building at 1 E. Cass St.

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Roots of downtown building run deeper than Crabigale’s moniker

There's more history behind the building many call Crabigale's which was originally built by an Irish immigrant who became an early Joliet business leader.