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Elwood (Will, Illinois)

Beginnings: About 1725, the Town of Huntington decided to promote settlement in the Eastern Plains area, including a community called North Dix Hills. A tract of land almost 2 square miles was surveyed, and farmers moved in to take advantage of the flat land and fertile soil.
Beginnings: About 1725, the Town of Huntington decided to promote settlement in the Eastern Plains area, including a community called North Dix Hills. A tract of land almost 2 square miles was surveyed, and farmers moved in to take advantage of the flat land and fertile soil. « Show less

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  • President Obama braves lethal lightning to save Memorial Day crowd; Still manages to look cool

     
    Video as the valiant leader, protected only by an umbrella, urges the crowd to safety, then gives a speech anyway later to an involuntary crowd.
  • Marine shot by O.C. deputy is buried in Illinois hometown

     
    The unarmed U.S. Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in a darkened high school parking lot in February, was buried Friday afternoon after a service in his hometown of Joliet, Ill. Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr.,...

    Dynegy buying 3 more plants in Illinois as part of Duke, Energy Capital deal

    Dynegy buying 3 more plants in Illinois as part of Duke, Energy Capital deal
    U.S. power company Dynegy Inc. said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp. and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion. The acquisitions will nearly double Dynegy's generating capacity to...

    Latest trucker crash puts logbooks under scrutiny

    Latest trucker crash puts logbooks under scrutiny
    An Indiana trucker whose semitrailer truck crashed into three vehicles Monday, killing four people, has been charged with falsifying duty logbooks used to verify that a driver is not spending too many hours on the road without rest. Francisco Espinal...

    Intermodal Center is economic engine for region

    This is regarding the Village of Elwood and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center. Since the 1930s, the area surrounding Elwood has historically been a site of high-intensity military manufacturing with heavy rail and truck traffic. At the time that...