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  • High temps predicted through Sunday, but fire officials say no spike in area heat emergencies

    The weather had the potential to be dangerous in recent days, but it appears area residents are staying safe.
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bolingbrook man charged with Elmhurst Dress Barn robbery

    ELMHURST – A Bolingbrook man was arrested Thursday and charged with the recent robbery of a Dress Barn in Elmhurst, according to Elmhurst police.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner apologizes for calling teachers illiterate

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiter ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • President Obama rejects Donald Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illeg ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Pilot of crashed plane in Joliet was from Lake Worth area in Florida

    JOLIET – The pilot of the plane that crashed Thursday into a Brighton Lakes subdivision in Joliet was from Lake Worth, Florida.
    July 22, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
    July 22, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Truck on side causes lane closures Friday morning at I-80 near I-355

    A traffic incident that involved a truck on its side caused major closures during the morning commuter hours Friday in New Lenox Township.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

    WASHINGTON – Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously d ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Jon Stewart says Donald Trump supporters 'don't own' America

    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart has told Donald Trump's supporters they can't take America back, because they "don't own" the country in a riff that mirrored h ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Video: Texas officer says blacks have 'violent tendencies'

    AUSTIN, Texas – Patrol car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, fol ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Trump pledges better times for U.S. in convention finale

    CLEVELAND – Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he w ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Joliet slaying suspect: No lawyer needed

    JOLIET – A Joliet man told a judge Thursday he will represent himself on murder charges.Ray Robinson ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Judge: No bail reduction for Joliet slaying defendant

    JOLIET – A judge denied a bond reduction request Thursday for a Joliet man charged with murder.Rodol ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Will County organization shows off old-fashioned farming

    FRANKFORT – Being at Charlie and Jeannie Kestel Farm in Frankfort brought back memories for Harrison Frazier of the way farming was done decades ago.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • New Lenox Fire Protection District makes hires, recognizes employees

    NEW LENOX – The New Lenox Fire Protection District recently held a swearing-in ceremony during a Board of Trustees meeting to officially hire firefigh ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:24 pm
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