| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson.
But in September, when a life-...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:15 PM
A Joliet man has filed a lawsuit against a firearms instructor after his application for a concealed carry permit was rejected by state police and the instructor’s accreditation was revoked.
The lawsuit, filed April 4 by John P. Ambrose in Cook...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A west suburban eighth-grader finished in the top six of the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship finals this evening.
Alia Abiad of McClure Junior High School in Western Springs was one of 12 finalists at the prestigious competition in Washington,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.
A first violation...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Valley View School District 365U will conduct its third annual Summer Food Service Program starting next month, an initiative that will provide free meals to any child 18 and younger, according to a district release.
Anyone wishing to partake in the...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:53 AM
A Bolingbrook man was in the DuPage County Jail this morning after he allegedly sold a pair of phony tickets for a Blackhawks game, according to sheriff’s police.
Edgar I. Kim, 29, is charged with one count of felony forgery, police said.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013.
The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The following items were taken from Plainfield police reports:
A 21-year-old Plainfield man was arrested just after midnight on June 4 in the 14900 block of South Hawthorne Circle and charged with burglary from motor vehicle, criminal trespass to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Bolingbrook received a dubious distinction of sorts this month, as the real estate blog Movoto.com named it one of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.
"Bolingbrook is pretty peaceful," the blog notes, "but peaceful just means boring on this list."...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:26 AM
John Ambrose hoped to be among the first people in Illinois licensed to carry a concealed gun when the state’s new law took effect this year.
Instead, Ambrose, 38, of Joliet said he learned Monday that his application had been denied because he...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:37 AM
A Bolingbrook woman was recently honored for the more than 20 years she has spent helping those in need as a social worker.
Yolanda Jordan was recognized as a social worker of the year for the Calumet District on March 5 by the Illinois chapter of the...