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    Plainfield Foundation for Excellence to host annual dinner PLAINFIELD — The Plainfield School Distri ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • In NYC, task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

    NEW YORK – From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation’s biggest city: apa ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, saying it’s discriminatory

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boistero ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Yemen’s president calls rebels ‘puppets of Iran’

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Yemen’s embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly b ...
    March 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and th ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • 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 ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    March 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1-year space mission

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in ...
    March 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital again

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.
    March 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Rockford schools to cut 103 positions

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois school district says it will save $7.4 million in the coming fiscal year by eliminating more than 100 positions from it ...
    March 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Correction

    In the article “Police: Convicted sex offender volunteered for Pop Warner Football program in Joliet” on page 11 of the Friday, March 27, 2015, editio ...
    March 28, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Schott: Looking forward to Election Day

    Keeping it short today readers, because we have a lot of news, sports and features to fit into this Sunday’s paper.
    March 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Three vie for New Lenox mayor

    NEW LENOX – A two-term incumbent faces two political newcomers in the April 7 mayoral election in New Lenox.
    March 28, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Three seek seats on Joliet Park Board

    JOLIET – Three candidates are vying for a seat on the Joliet Park District Board, but just two spots are available.
    March 28, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you concerned that the state's pension reform law is leading university educators to retire en masse?
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