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Will County

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  • Illiana Expressway clears federal hurdle

    Illiana Expressway clears federal hurdle
    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...
  • Will County launches special court for military vets

     
    Army veteran Marco Vizcaino finds himself in a new battle. After returning from Iraq in 2008, he dealt with anxiety and sleep problems. He turned …...
  • Drew Peterson Found Guilty of Murdering 3rd Wife

    Drew Peterson Found Guilty of Murdering 3rd Wife
    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...
  • Planners recommend route for proposed Illiana

    Planners recommend route for proposed Illiana
    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...
  • Overnight fire wrecks Joliet-area steel business

    Overnight fire wrecks Joliet-area steel business
    A multi-alarm fire destroyed a steel galvanizing plant near Joliet this morning. Firefighters from the East Joliet Fire Protection District were called to the AZZ Galvanizing plant at 625 Mills Rd. in Joliet Township at 1:32 a.m. this morning,...
  • Man charged with using ruse to steal Bolingbrook man's life savings

    Man charged with using ruse to steal Bolingbrook man's life savings
    A 40-year-old Chicago man who allegedly stole a 66-year-old Bolingbrook man's life savings was scheduled to appear at a bond hearing this afternoon in Will County court, officials said. Corky Miller of the 2400 block of North Clybourn Avenue is charged...
  • Woman killed in south suburban crash

    Woman killed in south suburban crash
    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...
  • 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...
  • Drew Peterson transferred to Pontiac prison

    Drew Peterson transferred to Pontiac prison
    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...
  • Authorities: Former teacher accused of making threatening phone call

    Authorities: Former teacher accused of making threatening phone call
    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...
  • Woman, squad car struck on I-55 in DuPage County

    Woman, squad car struck on I-55 in DuPage County
    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...