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  • Mazon church hosts charity dodgeball tournament Nov. 1

    MAZON – A dodgeball tournament scheduled for Nov. 1 will add one more rule to the five "D"s of the game: dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge, and donate.
    NEW: Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Joliet lemonade stand raised $6,300 in one day for families of fallen police officers

    JOLIET – Five kids with a lemonade stand raised $6,300 for the families of fallen police officers, an amount astounding enough to get them a proclamat ...
    NEW: Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • 2-year-old Plainfield Township girl hit by lawnmower may lose leg

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP – A 2-year-old girl was scheduled for surgery Friday after being run over Tuesday by a riding lawnmower.
    NEW: Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Dems warn state could go broke without budget

    CHICAGO – Illinois will run out of money to operate in a matter of months if lawmakers can't agree on a state budget, top Democrats warned Thursday, b ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools chief charged with corruption

    CHICAGO – The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more th ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • State OKs 3,100 medical marijuana patients

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 100 more approval letters sent in September.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago Marathon impact felt now to Sunday event

    CHICAGO – The impact of the Chicago Marathon will be increasingly felt from now until the big event Sunday.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • NATO talks tough vs. Russia in Syria, but action scant

    BRUSSELS – NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian a ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • McCarthy abruptly withdraws his candidacy for House speaker

    WASHINGTON –Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on T ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • U.S. hero in French train attack stabbed in brawl

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was s ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Quick News

    New Lenox Chamber holding coloring contestNEW LENOX – The New Lenox Chamber of Commerce is accepting ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Slammers host another Cubs viewing party Friday at Silver Cross Field in Joliet

    JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers will put a second straight Cubs playoff game on the video board at Silver Cross Field on Friday.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Lincoln-Way D-210 to form audit advisory committee

    NEW LENOX – Two Lincoln-Way High School District 210 board members were appointed to an audit advisory committee that will include community members. 
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Will County public hearings set for Waste Management's landfill expansion application

    JOLIET – The public is invited to comment during a series of hearings later this month regarding Waste Management of Illinois’ sought expansion of its ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:47 pm
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