| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:27 PM
A contract worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation who was standing in a Will County road construction zone after getting out of the piece of heavy equipment he was driving died this morning after a truck also working on the project backed...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Eight people in Illinois are among 93 nationwide who have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak, but a source of the cases has not been confirmed yet, state and federal health officials said today.
Five of the Illinois cases were reported in Chicago,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Seven more people have been confirmed as victims of a nationwide salmonella outbreak, including one more person in Chicago, state and federal health officials announced today.
In all, 100 people across the country and nine in Illinois have been made...
| 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....
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:40 AM
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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2008
Regan Martin fixed her gaze on the video camera and took a deep breath.
She sat outside a strip mall in Matteson. Trucks sped by on the highway, as shop workers on break took drags from cigarettes.
Martin wished she was in the comfort of her living...
| Nov 17, 2008
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....
| Apr 27, 2009
Ann Muniz would like to forget the days of drinking bottled water and taking short showers with the windows open. Health officials suggested taking those unusual steps eight years ago when they told Muniz and nearly 750 other homeowners in an...
| Jun 9, 2009
Richard Conner is among the state's most dangerous inmates, a convicted murderer who was locked up in solitary confinement at Illinois' only super-maximum security prison, where the "worst of the worst" are held.
But after nearly killing himself in a...