| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
For many years, Gary/Chicago International Airport has offered its services as a reliever airport to help ease flight-delay pressures at Chicago's two airports.
Yet there have been few takers among airlines or passengers, despite competition in the form...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO - The four horses hadn't been visited in weeks. There was no water in their buckets, no hay in the stall. All of the animals looked dangerously thin.
The horses' caregiver apparently had stopped showing up. So even though the horses were not...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Drew Peterson’s new life as an Illinois Department of Corrections inmate has begun.
Peterson was transferred this morning to the Stateville Correctional Center near Crest Hill, where he was evaluated for placement based upon factors such as his...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The so-called Illiana Expressway connecting Illinois and Indiana largely through central Will County has moved another step forward in the approval process, transportation officials said.
The Federal Highway Administration on Friday gave its stamp of...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:00 PM
A Will County judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a former Lincoln-Way Central High School teacher who allegedly made a threatening phone call to a school district official.
Will County State's Attorney Spokesman Charles Pelkie said Wednesday...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:59 PM
A woman who was walking away from a crash on I-55 was struck by a vehicle and thrown into oncoming traffic this evening in DuPage County, according to Illinois State police officials.
The incident happened about 5:26 p.m. on the I-55 southbound lanes...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Illinois and Indiana transportation officials are again recommending a route through central Will County as the path for a proposed interstate connecting Interstate 55 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana.
The route, stretching 47 miles from north of...
| Sep 28, 2012
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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:55 AM
JOLIET, Ill. -- An Illinois jury on Thursday found former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for nearly 14 hours total before delivering its...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:00 PM
A two-car collision near south suburban Crete killed a passenger and sent both drivers to the hospital, authorities said.
Joyce Di Rutigliano, 80, of the 20700 block of Hunt Club Drive in Frankfort, was declared dead at 5:07 p.m. at St. James Hospital in...