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  • New Lenox Cub Scouts launch model rockets

    NEW LENOX – From the moment the fourth model rocket left the launch area Saturday afternoon, even a first-time observer could see there was trouble. A ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Lockport police charge teens in vehicle burglaries

    LOCKPORT – About 4 a.m. Monday, Lockport police arrested a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old on charges of vehicle burglary and drug possession in the 120 ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Joliet woman killed in shooting

    JOLIET – A relative of Dinesty Tillman remembered her cousin Monday evening as a fun, outgoing person and a mother who put her two daughters first.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Last day to register to vote for November election approaching

    JOLIET – The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 8 General Election is approaching.Oct. 11 is ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Information session on Plainfield Park District referendum to be held this week

    PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield Park District Board voted, at its August board meeting, to seek a bond referendum to replace expiring referendum bonds fro ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Sunny Hill Nursing Home renovations nearing completion

    JOLIET – After 13 years, the Will County Health Department’s Sunny Hill Nursing Home multi-phase renovation is about 90 percent complete.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Will County seeks public input on draft of transportation plan

    JOLIET – Will County officials have hosted three online surveys and held 10 in-person open houses in recent months about the Will Connects 2040 transp ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Trump scheduled to be in Bolingbrook on Wednesday

    BOLINGBROOK – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to be in Bolingbrook on Wednesday.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Plainfield D-202 board approves East, North stadium renovations

    PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield District 202 board approved renovation work for the stadium fields and tracks at East and North high schools. 
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Clinton, Trump battle over taxes, race, terror

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump on Monday night for keeping his personal tax retu ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Corrections

    In the article, “Lockport Gallery Reopens,” which was on page 3 of the Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, edition of The Herald-News, the amount of rent paid for ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Chicken-N-Spice has built its business in downtown Joliet

    JOLIET – Chicken-N-Spice opened in downtown Joliet in 1979, a time when businesses were leaving and buildings were boarded up, and it’s been a mainsta ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Will County murder trial delayed

    JOLIET – Can I get a witness?For a murder trial that had been scheduled to start Monday the answer w ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:52 pm
  • Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

    HOUSTON – A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Homer Glen tobacco store operator charged with defrauding state out of more than $465,000

    HOMER GLEN – Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced charges Monday against the operator of a Homer Glen tobacco store for defrauding the state of Ill ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:06 pm
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