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  • Police find stolen shotgun during Bolingbrook eviction

    BOLINGBROOK – A man being evicted from his Bolingbrook apartment was arrested Tuesday after police reportedly found drugs and a stolen shotgun. Will C ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Lawyer: Confining chimps for research like slavery

    NEW YORK – A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday their confinement for research purposes is akin to ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll at 19

    HOUSTON – Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Ok ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Senate rejects Rauner’s priorities, moves budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • U.S., Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

    ZURICH – The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulli ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Police take to roofs for Special Olympics

    Chocolate Long John? Blueberry cake? The frosted strawberry one with the sprinkles?Whatever selectio ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Re-elected trustees sworn in to Minooka board

    MINOOKA — Three longtime Minooka trustees were re-instated at Tuesday’s village board meeting.Dennis ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • More bad news for Rialto terra cotta project in Joliet

    JOLIET – The company in England that has been making the replacement pieces for the Rialto Square Theatre’s terra cotta renewal project isn’t making t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Nick Offerman returns home to Minooka to promote book

    MINOOKA – Nick Offerman took the stage Wednesday night to cheers, decked out in his black and orange senior year varsity jacket after being introduced ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Morris Plan Commission holds hearing on proposed medical marijuana facility

    MORRIS – Matthew Darin with Greenhouse Group opened the public hearing portion of the City of Morris Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night with ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Crawling out of a fiscal crisis

    SPRINGFIELD – With a $6 billion deficit staring Illinois lawmakers in the face heading into the next fiscal year, a slew of reports from tax policy gr ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • We Care of Grundy County names new director

    MORRIS – We Care of Grundy County has hired Eric Scott Fisher as its new executive director.The hire ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

    NEWARK, N.J. – Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two f ...
    May 27, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Mojoes facing new overcrowding charge from Joliet

    JOLIET – Mojoes of Joliet faces a third charge of overcrowding.A citation issued last week by the ci ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Senior volunteer charged with hitting boy at Joliet preschool

    JOLIET – A 73-year-old volunteer has been charged with battery after police say she hit a 5-year-old boy at a Joliet preschool last week.
    May 27, 2015 - 6:15 pm
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