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  • Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance ...
    March 3, 2015 - 7:12 am
  • Scientists: State soil temperatures at or near normal

    CHAMPAIGN – Scientists with the University of Illinois said soil temperatures across the state have been near normal on average so far this winter.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Bills would change up state primary, campaign financing

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finan ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • No U.S. charges expected in Ferguson shooting

    WASHINGTON – The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostl ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues local hospital system

    DALLAS – The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Boehner leaves open vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    WASHINGTON – Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department wi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Consumer debt, ID theft top consumer gripes in state

    CHICAGO – Consumer debt issues and identity theft topped the list of complaints to the Illinois attorney general's office in 2014.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Eastern Illinois U. names Bradley provost new president

    CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University has named Bradley University Provost David Glassman as its new president.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Netanyahu assails Iran deal while touting U.S.-Israel ties

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:14 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 2, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • City council torn on video board for Joliet Slammers

    JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers said they’re worried their old scoreboard won’t work on opening day, but the City Council is torn over whether it should ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Plainfield trustees OK final plat for subdivision

    PLAINFIELD – Village trustees Monday approved an annexation agreement and final plat for a re-appropriated residential development that plans to const ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Joliet cell tower location proves controversial

    JOLIET – The Knights of Columbus is at odds with nearby neighbors over whether it should use available land for a cellular phone tower.
    March 2, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Rialto faces big repair bills

    JOLIET – The Rialto Square Theatre faces about $1 million in repairs – some the building manager said are needed just to keep the building safe.
    March 2, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Joliet Police: Officer shoots armed suspect

    JOLIET – Authorities said a Joliet officer shot a man who was reaching for a gun during a chase Monday.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you concerned that the state's pension reform law is leading university educators to retire en masse?
    Yes, the law must be changed
    Yes, but reform needs to happen