| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn, a Joliet Democrat, plans to take on a popular Illinois Republican as he mounts a bid for state comptroller.
Blackburn formally announced his bid for the statewide office June 20 at the Joliet Renaissance Center...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen was dropped by Wal-Mart and her name was stripped from four buffet restaurants on Wednesday, hours after she went on television and tearfully defended herself amid the mounting fallout over her admission of using a...
| Jun 20, 2013
With the 2013 Memorial Day weekend "Click It or Ticket" mobilization barely completed, Will County Sheriff's police and the Illinois State Police are renewing enforcement efforts to increase seat-belt use, this time through a pilot project intended to...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Illinois ranks third among states in the number of times federal officials suspended payments to a nursing home over serious deficiencies, according to federal data compiled by ProPublica, an independent nonprofit investigative news organization.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:48 PM
One Joliet man died after his car went out of control, hit a median and was struck by another car and a tractor-trailer truck, on Interstate 55 near Plainfield early this morning, according to the Illinois State Police.
The crash happened about 1:30 a....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 9:10 AM
A month-long search for a 24-year-old Joliet man charged with shooting another man in the neck has ended.
Joliet police booked Anthony D. White into the Will County Adult Detention Facility around noon Saturday on charges of attempted murder, aggravated...
| Feb 25, 2013
An Oak Brook health care company and its Roman Catholic owners who don't want to include birth control in their employees' benefits still have no choice, despite exceptions to the contraception mandate proposed by the Obama administration this month....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:03 PM
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by six Roman Catholic institutions in Illinois against the Obama administration over the issue of birth control and the government’s health insurance mandate
U.S. Judge John Darrah ruled on Friday...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:27 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The worst may be over for drivers in the upper Midwest who have been grappling with the highest gasoline prices in the continental U.S.
Analysts said one major Illinois refinery is back online and another big one in Indiana...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:12 PM
More than 1 in 5 juveniles at a now-defunct Joliet youth prison reported being victims of sexual assault, one of the highest rates in the country, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Survey results said 21...
| Feb 3, 2013
Wheaton College and Roman Catholic dioceses across Illinois, which sued the Obama administration to avoid paying for birth control, might not have to pay after all, under a health care compromise offered by the Obama administration.
Seeking to appease...