Will County Restaurant Open Since 1946 Announces Closure

A Will County restaurant which has been in business since 1946  has announced its closure under current management. Syl’s made the announcement on social media on Tuesday afternoon.

It is with a heavy heart that we share that we are closing our doors under the current management. We thank you for allowing us to be such a special part of your lives over the years. We hope the memories shared with us will live on in your hearts

It was back in October that the owner of the Rockdale restaurant Donald “Duke” Williams passed unexpectedly.  Williams bought the establishment back in September of 2019. The restaurant has been closed since December 23rd, 2022.

In a statement to WJOL from the wife of Duke Williams, Maura Williams,

“It’s still very hard and I’m trying to keep myself together. Everyone has been so supportive of us at Syl’s and especially after Don’s passing. Our staff has turned into a family and they went through all of this with me. I can’t say thank you enough to them. I will be posting regarding gift cards next week as well as contacting any events that were contracted regarding their deposits. Thank you and WJOL again for all that you do for our community, and your support for our Syl’s family.”