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Grant Park man charged in fatal DUI crash
John Parchem, of Grant Park, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence following a fatal two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 1 in Will County on Tuesday.
Amber Alert Canceled After Baby Taken by Man Fleeing Traffic Stop in Illinois
The man, whose nickname is "Boopa," was driving with the child's mother to Madison, Wisconsin, police said Illinois State Police An Amber Alert has been canceled Thursday after a 7-month-old girl was taken by a man fleeing police during a traffic stop in Illinois. The man, whose nickname is "Boopa,"
Proposed Frankfort Sales Tax Hike Focus Of Village Forums
FRANKFORT, IL — Two special public meetings will be held before November's election to discuss the referendum to raise Frankfort's sales tax. These forums will give residents a chance to ask village officials questions about the proposed measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that could see the village's sale
Lincoln-Way Central High School, New Lenox, Illinois - October 20
Lincoln-Way Central High School is a 9-12 school in District 210, and is located at 1801 E Lincoln Highway in New Lenox, Illinois. There are currently 73 homes for sale ranging from $79,900 to $2,000,000.
Construction Worker Seriously Injured, Airlifted in Channahon
Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Our sister station WCSJ reports that the Channahon Fire Protection District was dispatched for a traumatic injury at the intersection of Silver Leaf Circle and Route 6/W. Eames Street in Channahon at 3:41 PM.Upon arrival, fire crews found a constru
Man killed, 2 injured after motorcycle crash in Burnham
(Kendall King, 21) BURNHAM, Ill. - A father was killed, and two others were seriously injured, after an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. The Lake County Coroner has identified the victim as 21-year-old Kendall King. The crash happened shortly after midnight Thursday at 139th and Torrence i
Walnut Trails Elementary School reports 1% truancy rate
The school enrolled 573 students in the 2016-17 school year, and average daily attendance was at 96 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.
Joliet Thief Stole From Menards And Walmart: Complaint
NEW LENOX, IL - A 61-year-old man who lives on Joliet's far east side remains locked away from society at the Will County Jail after being charged with committing several retail thefts in New Lenox and in Joliet.George Shamley, 800 block of Mills Street, has remained incarcerated since Oct. 5 and hi
2 Will County Sheriff’s deputies shot in Joliet
JOLIET, Ill. — Two Will County Sheriff’s deputies were shot while helping police in Joliet with a search warrant.The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Richards Street, on Joliet’s southwest side.The deputies were trying to enter a building when someone inside started sho
Al's Beef celebrates 80 years with 80-cent Italian beef sandwiches
CHICAGO - Al's Beef is celebrating its 80th birthday with a juicy deal. The chain will offer its signature Italian beef sandwich for just 80-cents on Thursday, Oct. 18. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cheese and peppers will cost extra (50 to 65 cents each), as does adding a sausage to make it a combo (about
3 Men Beat Up Homewood Man Outside His Home, Then Stole His Car
At first, the victim was approached by one man who grabbed him from behind while armed with a handgun. But when the victim broke free and started to run toward his house, he was confronted by two other men who got out of a car parked on the street to help the offender.
Summit Hill Junior High School, Frankfort, Illinois - Oct. 2018
Summit Hill Junior High School is a 7-8 school in District 161, and is located at 7260 W North Avenue in Frankfort, Illinois. There are currently 23 homes for sale ranging from $79,900 to $513,700.
Convicted Thief Arrested At Goodwill In New Lenox
NEW LENOX, IL - A woman in her seventies was put into the Will County Jail this month by the New Lenox Police Department after authorities say she stole several items of merchandise from the Goodwill Store and Donation Center on East Lincoln Highway.Velma Waddell,73, of the 600 block of Whitley Aven
Man charged with DUI following fatal head-on crash in Will County
About 8:30 p.m., John Parchem, 49, was headed south on the Dixie Highway north of County Line Road in a 2012 Ford Expedition when he crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a northbound 1998 Nissan pickup head-on, according to Illinois State Police.
Wacky Wednesday: Will County Jail Blotter Oct. 16
JOLIET, IL - The following people were taken into custody at the Will County Jail on Tuesday, Oct. 16. How many of the new prisoners do you recognize?
Men Charged After Allegedly Shooting Will County Deputies
The deputies, part of the Will County Gang Suppression Unit, knocked on the back door of a home in the 200 block of Richards Street about 8:30 p.m. to announce a search warrant for narcotics, according to sheriff’s office Deputy Chief Dan Jungles. Someone then opened fire from inside the home.
UPDATE: Woman found dead in downtown Gary home was stabbed, police say
Police canvassed the area, then returned to the home and contacted a relative of Rawson to open a door. Once inside, officers found Rawson lifeless. She had a stab wound, police said.
Waste Management Truck Catches Fire On I-80 By Joliet
JOLIET, IL - A garbage truck for the Waste Management company caught fire early Wednesday afternoon near Joliet. The incident was along the eastbound stretch of Interstate 80 near I-55. Images of the truck fire were captured by Northern Illinois Fire Ground photos.Images provided to Patch courtesy o
Uber driver accused of kidnapping, assaulting passenger who fell asleep
Harbir Parmar, 24, was arrested on charges of kidnapping and wire fraud at his Queens home Tuesday.
Chicago Heights 2018 Sex Offender Safety Map
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL - Before kids go out trick or treating on Halloween, fall is a good time to take an inventory of who is living in your neighborhood. Chicago Heights currently has dozens of registered sex offenders listed on theIllinois Sex Offender Registry, most of whom are classified as sexual