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20-year-old man found shot in Bolingbrook backyard dies
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — A 20-year-old man is dead after he was found shot Saturday night in a backyard in Bolingbrook, police said. Sian Carter, 20, was found by officers around 11:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of Ridgewood Drive. He was taken to a hospital and died. Several shell casings were recovered from the scene, […]
Gold Star Families Memorial story features comments with links to videos and more than 200 photos
Above / Gold Star families will be forever honored at a new memorial unveiled Saturday in Veterans Park, one of 127 monuments inspired by former Medal of Honor recipient, Woody Williams, via the Woody Williams Foundation. During dedication ceremonies, Gold Star families placed yellow roses in memory of their loved ones. (PN Photo)
Eagles Prepare to Take Flight: Young Eaglets Thriving in Will County Forest Preserve
Will County, IL – Excitement fills the air as residents follow the remarkable journey of two young bald eagles in the serene landscape of Will County Forest Preserve. With utmost caution, Forest Preserve officials have maintain a safe distance from their nesting site, captivated by their rapid progress. These eager eaglets are on the cusp of a major milestone—soon to venture beyond the nest and take flight.
On duty police officer shot in Chicago suburb
A police officer was shot this morning after investigating a report of a stolen car in Romeoville. A 29-year-old suspect has been arrested.
Recovering Officer Finds Hope in Romeoville’s Generosity: GoFundMe Surpasses $63,000
ROMEOVILLE, IL – The Romeoville community has come together in support of Officer Dominic Thielmann, who was critically injured in the line of duty during a pursuit earlier this week. A GoFundMe campaign was launched to assist Officer Thielmann and his family with the unforeseen medical expenses and the...
Former Joliet Park District employee accused of misusing credit card
JOLIET, Ill. - The former Director of Finance at the Joliet Park District is accused of making unauthorized purchases with the park district's credit card. Matthew Pehle, 43, was arrested for continuing financial crimes enterprise. On Jan. 12, 2021, officers responded to the Joliet Park District for a report of...
Missing Person being sought
On Thursday at approximately 6:00PM. LaSalle County deputies located an abandoned vehicle in the Otter Creek Township area. The vehicle is related to a missing person’s investigation from the Joliet Police Department. 63 year old Amos D. Morgan, of Joliet, was reported missing two weeks ago. Amos was last seen in the Streator area on May 10th.
Temporary Change in Rock Island Line Service to Joliet on June 3 Due to Track Repairs
Rock Island Line trains will operate from the New Lenox Station instead of Joliet on June 3 due to Canadian National replacing tracks at its intersection with Metra tracks between Joliet and New Lenox.
Frankfort to Host Mesmerizing Drone Light Show for Once-in-a-Century Celebration
FRANKFORT, IL – Next Sunday, Frankfort will host a day of festivities to celebrate a unique occurrence that happens just once in a century. The date corresponds with Frankfort’s ZIP Code, 60423, or 6-04-23. The Village, in partnership with local organizations, has planned a free, community-wide event at Breidert Green in downtown Frankfort.
Joliet woman found guilty of threatening, intimidating elderly man out of over $1.6 million
CHICAGO — A Joliet woman admitted in federal court that she used a series of threats and intimidation to exploit an elderly man out of more than $1.6 million. Lee Turner, also known as Ashley Turner, 40, was found guilty Wednesday of using a facility of interstate commerce to promote and carry on unlawful activity, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
One injured in Joliet shooting
Joliet Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the city early on Monday morning. Officers were called to the area of South Cagwin and Washington Streets for a report of a person that had been shot. Shortly after arriving police discovered a 23-year-old male on the porch of...
Plainfield River Tubing starts back up this weekend on DuPage River
Just a block from downtown Plainfield there's tubing on the DuPage River. The outdoor activity starts back up today with Plainfield River Tubing.
Beloved Resident of Sunny Hill Nursing Home Celebrates 101st Birthday with Words of Wisdom
Betty Nieswender, a resident of Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Will County, celebrated her 101st birthday on April 28, 2023. Sunny Hill Nursing Home’s Administrator, Maggie McDowell, described Betty as a beloved member of their family who is known for being a social butterfly and friendly face. Betty was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin, but her family moved to Joliet when she was three years old, where she has lived for the past 98 years. Betty attributes her longevity to good genes, as her mother lived to be almost 97. Her hobbies include crafting, needlepoint, bingo, and participating in all social events happening around Sunny Hill.
Reclaiming the Narrative: Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet
On display in the Gaylord Building’s first-floor gallery through July 14 is "Reclaiming the Narrative: Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet". The Lewis University History Center partnered with Second Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, The National Hook-up of Black Women Joliet Inc., and Warren-Sharpe Community Center on this project, which focused on regional historical collections and allowed them to broaden their scope and facilitate the stories of historically marginalized peoples. In turn, this served to broaden the scope of the collection of the Adelmann Regional History Collection (ARHC) at Lewis University.
Romeoville police officer shot, suspect in custody after chase
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (CBS) -- A police officer was shot during a foot chase early Thursday morning and the suspect is in custody, according to Illinois State Police.The shooting happened near the intersection of Sierra Trail and Summerfield Drive around 12:13 a.m.Romeoville police said officers found a vehicle that had been reported stolen. As they approached the vehicle to investigate, the suspect, Samer Hernandez, approached as well. The officer was shot in the shoulder.The investigation into a stolen vehicle quickly escalated when officers started a foot pursuit of the suspect, an exchange of gunfire ensued, and an officer was hit in...
Vietnam Moving Wall to Honor Veterans in Manhattan, Illinois in June
MANHATTAN, IL – The Village of Manhattan is gearing up to pay tribute to the nation’s veterans with a heartfelt event this summer. From June 30 to July 5, 2023, the Vietnam “Moving Wall,” a remarkable half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, will grace the streets of Manhattan.
Higher Learning Commission Application Submitted
We have completed another important milestone on our path to merging with St. Augustine College. On Thursday, May 18, 2023 we submitted the Change of Control application to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). As outlined in their processes, HLC will now assign a review team to the merger proposal and will schedule a visit to be held in August or September. The visit will also include representatives from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).
Northern Essex squeaks past Joliet in NJCAA D-III Baseball World Series
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Forest Preserve food truck and kayaking programs kick off summer fun
The Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Fun & Food Trucks and kayaking programs get underway in June. Also on tap are birding, camping and nature programs. Online registration is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org. Here is the lineup:. ‘Travel Tales’ – Outdoor Trail Exhibit: 8 a.m.-sunset,...
Janet Jackson, Ludacris performing at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (CBS) -- Pop icon Janet Jackson will perform live tonight in Tinley Park.She'll take the stage with Ludacris at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in celebration of 50 years since the beginning of her career. The show starts tonight at 7:45 p.m.Tickets are still on sale and start at $114.
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