| Aug 6, 2010
A Chicago man is accused of taking family bickering too far by allegedly posting a fake Craigslist ad that said his sister was giving away all her belongings.
Police say the ad triggered a rush of bargain hunters to the Joliet, Ill., home of Paul...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 12:27 PM
No injuries were reported in an accident involving two semitrailer trucks and an Amtrak train this morning, officials said.
The incident happened bout 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Illinois Highway 53 and Explosive Road south of Elwood in Will...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 11:35 PM
Round 2: The coldest weather in two years.
After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 1:15 PM
A man considered a person of interest in his wife's Hanover Park slaying last month, has died as he was recuperating in a Will County hospital after being shot by police, police said.
Jeffrey Ferrigan, 50, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at Silver Cross...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:20 PM
A prison inmate who escaped from a moving van near Lockport while in transit from a court appearance was captured six hours later south of Joliet after police dogs caught his scent in a yard storing portable toilets and a helicopter crew using infrared...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:23 AM
A bat found in Bolingbrook has tested positive for rabies, the Will County Health Department said today.
It's the first Will County reported rabies case for 2011, and one of the first reported in Illinois this year, department spokesman Vic Reato said....
| Mar 19, 2009
The dismal economy has me thinking a cheerful outdoors thought:
Bring back the CCC!The Civilian Conservation Corps was the silver lining of the dark cloud that was the Great Depression.
Nicknamed "Roosevelt's Tree Army," it did double duty of...
| Mar 10, 2008
| 10:40 AM
CHICAGO - State officials have submitted updated plans to the Federal Aviation Administration for a proposed airport in Chicago's south suburbs.
The new plans move the runway about 600 feet south from what was proposed earlier for the Will County...
| May 7, 2009
| 5:43 PM
Former police sergeant Drew Peterson was arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, according to police.
A law enforcement source said Peterson was arrested after a traffic stop near his home Thursday.
| May 8, 2009
Drew Peterson, whose third wife died mysteriously and fourth wife vanished, had taunted authorities to come and get him -- when he wasn't clowning for the cameras. On Thursday, they came for him.
Peterson, 55, was arrested at an intersection near his...
| May 12, 2009
(WGN-AM) - Prosecutors have filed child pornography charges against a Joliet man who allegedly distributed sexually explicit images of children on the Web and went by the screen name "Pantielover."
Dennis Lee Garthus, 44, of the 2600 block of East Cass...