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Will County

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  • Coal still a burning issue in Will County

    Coal still a burning issue in Will County
    As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out. For nearly two...
  • Inconsistency plagues enforcement of alcohol-related law for underage drivers

    A state law passed after five Oswego teenagers died in an alcohol-related car crash last year has led to driver's-license suspensions for more than 3,000 underage drinkers this year, but experts give it mixed reviews because of disparities in enforcement....
  • Non-lethal violent crimes up in Will

    Reports of violent crime have increased in Will County, even as the number of murders dropped dramatically in one of the state's fastest-growing counties, according to state figures released Sunday. Will County recorded nine murders in 2001, down from 19...
  • ISAT scores reflect income levels

    In the third year of the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests, most elementary school students in Will County and the southwest suburbs of Cook County met or exceeded the state's academic standards. Still, in a handful of schools within the region that...
  • Latino murder cases prove most elusive

    On a family road trip to Mexico this winter, the daughters of Felipe Ulloa stopped at a string of gas stations, truck stops and restaurants between Joliet and Jalisco, taping up "WANTED" posters offering $10,000 for the man accused of killing their...
  • Misery: Inside a 1-star nursing home

    The inspectors knew there was trouble as soon as they entered the nursing home. The lobby smelled of urine. In one room, they found a 97-year-old woman, lying in her own waste. She had severe bruises on her arm, foot and both legs that the staff could...
  • Tinley Park couple aiming for Runner's World cover

    A Tinley Park man is hoping his family's story will land on the cover of Runner's World. A Tinley Park man is hoping his family's story will land on the cover of Runner's World magazine's December issue as part of a contest run by the magazine. Jamie...
  • Tinley Park police reports: Neighbor harassed, road rage, and more

    Tinley Park police reports: Neighbor harassed, road rage, and more
    The following items were taken from police reports: A female motorist threatened to shoot a male motorist because he took too long to make a left turn from Oak Park Avenue onto 159th Street on May 8. A stylist's bank bag containing $522 in cash and...
  • Tinley Park police reports: Man punched for aiding woman

    Tinley Park police reports: Man punched for aiding woman
    The following items were taken from police reports: A maroon 2002 Dodge Durango with a $3,000 sound system was stolen from a residential driveway on the 8400 bock of Dunmore Drive on May 20. A 47-year-old Lansing woman was charged with retail theft...
  • Tinley Park police reports: Domestic batteries, sex act in underpass, paintball bombed

    Tinley Park police reports: Domestic batteries, sex act in underpass, paintball bombed
    The following items were taken from police reports: A $300 Coach-brand wallet, a $150 Coach-brand change purse, personal papers and two iPhone charging cords were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 7700 block of 162nd Place on May 26. A 40-...
  • Trustee has helped mold Tinley Park over last 30 years

    Trustee has helped mold Tinley Park over last 30 years
    As Tinley Park's longest-serving trustee, Dave Seaman has helped mold the south suburb while it's grown in size and notoriety — though his political career almost ended right as it began. In 1987, just three years after he joined the Village Board,...