| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:05 PM
An Arlington Heights man died following a multi-vehicle crash on I-55 this morning in far southwest Troy Township near Channahon, authorities said.
John R.Hoeppel, 61, of Arlington Heights, was pronounced dead at 4:01 p.m. at Presence Saint Joseph...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:54 AM
A fire overnight destroyed a building inside the old Joliet prison, which was featured in the movie “The Blues Brothers,” authorities said.
The fire broke out in a large warehouse around 3:15 a.m. today, according to authorities. Joliet Fire...
| Jul 10, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports.
•A laptop computer, computer tablet and cash with a total value of $750 were taken in a residential burglary July 7 on the 8400 block of Currant Avenue.
•A $100 rocking...
| Jul 14, 2013
Tourists of the Inner Harbor: You don't need your eyes checked.
That young blond girl in the blue dress you saw in triplicate? Elizabeth, Adrianna and Laurel Kamosa, 18-year-olds from St. Mary's County. That teenage boy wearing the "Triplets in Charm...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:03 PM
A live bat trapped near a Plainfield residence recently was found to have rabies, as was a bat found near a Joliet home, Will County's second and third wildlife rabies confirmations of 2013.
Residents of the Plainfield home on Dan Ireland Drive first...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Hazel Ruth Garlitz, 84, of Salisbury, died Tuesday, July 10, 2013 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Samuel C. and Mable J. Showalter. She was also preceded in death by her...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:14 PM
When Luke Winder won the high school state championship for pole-vaulting this year, he rounded out a tradition that started back in 1979, when his father won the title.
All four men — Luke, his brothers Jake and Josh and father, Tim — won...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service and the Illinois Department of Agriculture flew several airplanes just above the forest canopy in Woodridge to apply a nonchemical insecticide to prevent the spread of the European Gypsy Moth.
Mark Cinnamon, a...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
The national average for a gallon has fallen for 21 days straight and is now below...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The Midwest is finally getting some relief from pain at the pump. According to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report, resolved refinery issues have led to steep drops in gas prices for the Great Lakes states. Although motorists in 14 states and......
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Mallory Caise, who is 28, hip, wide-eyed and unfailingly polite, pushed her way through the thicket of librarians. She wore a black polka-dot dress and clutched a pile of folders to her chest. She moved slowly, knocking into people, apologizing every...