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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

Top Elwood (Will, Illinois) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Local Voices South: May 29 edition

    Local Voices South: May 29 edition
    Letters to the editor from Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, Mokena, Hickory Hills and Bolingbrook. Changing weather We Chicagoans are extremely fortunate. While we may not be able to engage in a calm, civil or respectful conversation regarding religion,...
  • An expressway to bypass Chicago

    A recent Tribune editorial slammed the proposed Illiana Expressway. The proposal does have its risks and,¬†as usual, we cannot build a road in this state without collecting tolls. But this road’s benefits outweigh the risks. The south suburbs...
  • Road near I-55 in Joliet area closed after refinery leak

    Road near I-55 in Joliet area closed after refinery leak
    Arsenal Road near Interstate 55 was closed this morning after the release of "petroleum byproducts" at the Exxon-Mobil refinery and is expected to remain closed through the afternoon, officials said The road was closed from the interstate to Baseline...
  • 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.,......
  • No injuries in Will Co. crash involving 2 semis, train

    No injuries in Will Co. crash involving 2 semis, train
    No injuries were reported in an accident involving two semitrailer trucks and an Amtrak train this morning, officials said. The incident happened bout 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Illinois Highway 53 and Explosive Road south of Elwood in Will...
  • The great 8

    By now, you've likely visited your garden center and plunked down some cash for plants. Your spade and gloves are at the ready, your little plot just begging to be planted. What could make this moment in a gardener's spring more perfect -- a little inside...
  • 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....