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  • McKee found guilty

    JOLIET – Bethany McKee was found guilty Friday in the slaying of two Joliet men. Judge Gerald Kinney ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Vallas says tax cut would hurt schools

    JOLIET – Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Paul Vallas said Bruce Rauner’s tax plan will cut more than $170 million from Will County schools.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Another executive director ready to take over Plainfield parks

    PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield Township Park District has signed a contract with new Executive Director Carlo Capalbo, board President Mary Kay Ludemann ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Quick News

    Rabid bat found beneath microwave in Joliet JOLIET – A live bat taken from the 400 block of Harwood ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Lockport Rotary hosts Tuskegee Airman

    LOCKPORT – Oscar Lawton Wilkerson earned the chance to train as a military pilot during World War II, a rarity for black men in those days.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Look for crowded roads, low gas prices this weekend

    Labor Day weekend is often the last extended break people get before leaves start changing color and the heat gives way to cold.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Celebrate fall in Frankfort

    FRANKFORT – A fall festival celebrating everyday superheroes will be held Labor Day weekend in Frankfort. 
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Forest Preserve police to watch for speeding bicyclists

    NEW LENOX – Forest Preserve District of Will County police officers will conduct safety checks over the Labor Day weekend along a stretch of the Hicko ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Electoral board throws out Joliet for Eight referendum

    JOLIET – The City Electoral Board on Thursday rejected a petition to place the Joliet for Eight Districts referendum on the November ballot.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Fans love high school football

    They say that in the spring a young person’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.That’s probably because ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor trial

    RICHMOND, Va. – An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor’s mansion, a fi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    LAS VEGAS – The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • U.N.: Ebola caseload could reach 20,000

    GENEVA – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

    NEW YORK – Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of informatio ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    HONG KONG – Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months ap ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Mother of U.S. reporter in Syria pleads for his life

    BEIRUT – The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new image ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Official: Ebola outbreak to worsen

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health of ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Nearly $700K in donations after shooting

    ST. LOUIS – Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Insurers can deter sick from enrolling

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that compani ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the two hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" h ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Holmes showcases agility against Browns

    CLEVELAND — The last time Santonio Holmes played in a preseason finale, it was 2010 and he was facing a four-game suspension, so he needed the extra w ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Arkush: Bears' special teams a work in progress

    Over the past 10 seasons, Bears fans have been spoiled. The Bears have been among the top five specialty unit teams in the NFL for a decade, and we’ve ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Lynch to get big opportunity in preseason finale

    LAKE FOREST – Nine Bears were healthy scratches in last week’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Aside from quarterback David Fales, who di ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • BC-BBA--White Sox

    NEW YORK – Chris Sale was in complete control at Yankee Stadium, all set to end the White Sox’s losing streak. And then the ball glanced off Dayan Vic ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Cubs’ Wada tosses six hitless innings

    CHICAGO – Tsuyoshi Wada was disappointed he didn’t pitch better when he was in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Arkush: Chicago Football no longer to use offensive 'Redskins'

    There are no other sports and very few businesses in America that are as successful as the National Football League.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Chris Conte, and other questions to be answered

    It’s time for the third and most important preseason game on the schedule – the longest we’ll see Bears starters before the regular season begins.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Cubs win in suspended game

    CHICAGO – This gives new meaning to a win that was a long-time coming for the Cubs.After two days, t ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

    CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants, 2-0, on Tuesda ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:55 am
  • Pre-Seahawks practice crucial for safety Conte

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears returned to Halas Hall for practice Monday, four days before taking on the Seattle Seahawks in the always pivotal third presea ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Morris Theatre Guild to host auditions Sept 3 and 4

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc., 516 West Illinois Ave. in the Canalport Community Center, will hold open auditions for its fall production of ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Will County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee to host golf outing

    WILMINGTON – The Young Farmers Golf Outing for Ag Education will be at noon Sept. 5, at Cinder Ridge Country Club, 24801 Lakepoint Dr. Wilmington. The ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Joliet West High School presents opera scenes performance Sept. 5

    JOLIET – The Joliet West High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual opera scenes performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Joliet West High ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • August 29• Frankie J Elvis – 6 to 9 p.m. St. Jude's Catholic Church, 241 W. Second Ave. New Lenox. P ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Keeping customers happy for 50 years

    JOLIET – Repairing guitars is less about “what to do” and more about “what not to do,” said Charlie Brewer, who has been fixing guitars for more than ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Round Barn Farm Wine Festival returns Sept. 27

    The Manhattan Park Foundation will host the seventh annual Round Barn Farm Wine Festival on Sept. 27 at Baker/Koren Round Barn Farm Park.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Email faith-related submissions to Photos should be in jpg file format, 200 dpi and sent as email attachments. Submissions are ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • THS Athletics Boosters Club will hold 10th Annual Golf Outing Sept. 14

    JOLIET – JTHS Athletics Boosters Club will hold its 10th Annual Golf Outing on 8 a.m. Sept. 14 at Joliet Park District’s Inwood Golf Course, 3200 W Je ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crest Hill church is accepting religious education registration

    CREST HILL – St.Ambrose Church religious education registration is at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at the church, 1711 Burry Circle Dr., Crest Hill. New Families ar ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Friends and family day on Sept. 7

    JOLIET – Annual Friends and Family Day will be at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 7, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 104 East Zarley Blvd., Joliet. Refreshments, ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am

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