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  • Police say dead man found at Joliet fire committed suicide

    JOLIET – Police say a man in his 60s started his house on fire and shot himself on Wednesday afternoon.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • Big boom in Will County traced to target practice

    GREEN GARDEN TOWNSHIP – A couple of guys shooting at exploding targets attracted a lot of attention on Thanksgiving.
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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    Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and a late truck this morning, delivery of The Herald-News is running late. Some delivery times may extend into the af ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • UN weather agency: Record heat this year

    WASHINGTON – Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Met ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes vs. IS

    PARIS – French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 a ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey military

    MOSCOW – In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Military: Hospital attack from preventable errors

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. airstrike that killed 31 civilians at a hospital in Afghanistan last month resulted from preventable errors by soldiers and airm ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Travelers taking to the roads, skies for Thanksgiving

    LOS ANGELES – The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many a ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Longtime Will County Board member Joe Babich will not seek re-election

    JOLIET – Longtime Will County Board member Joe Babich, D-Joliet, announced this week he will not run for re-election next year.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Will County area police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in P ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Momentum builds to open up Chicago Street in downtown Joliet

    JOLIET – Downtown real estate developer John Bays added his voice this week to those who say the city needs to reconnect Chicago Street.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Galloway resigns from Grundy County Board

    MORRIS – John Galloway has submitted his resignation from the Grundy County Board.The resignation of ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Joliet man pleads guilty to killing dog with firecracker

    JOLIET – A Joliet man has pleaded guilty to destroying a dog with a firecracker earlier this year.Ni ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Sunset Club subdivision annexed into Minooka

    MINOOKA – Residents of the Sunset Club subdivision in unincorporated Grundy County now will be able to call Minooka home with the passage Tuesday of a ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Wilmington police: Drunk driver had infant in backseat

    WILMINGTON – Police said a 31-year-old woman was drunk Sunday afternoon when she drove her car through a Wilmington yard while her 7-month-old daughte ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:15 pm
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