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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Presidents Day Is Monday: What's Open and Closed In Your Area

TINLEY PARK, IL — Got official business? Check your calendar before you leave. Monday is Presidents Day, a recognition of George Washington's birthday, and is a federal holiday celebrated each year on the third Monday of February. Most government offices, courts and banks will be closed, however mos


State engineer outlines plan for I-80 bridge in Joliet

There is no need to close the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, but a $5 million repair job will start in April, the state's top bridge engineer said Friday. The Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday addressed the details of an inspection report that sparked media reports a


Illinois EPA to Shut Down Willowbrook Sterigenics Friday Night, Mayor Says

The controversial Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook "will be shut down" Friday evening following new test results showing emissions of "the highest levels of [ethylene oxide] recorded in the area," the mayor of the suburban Chicago town said.


Weekend In Will County's Jail: Feb. 16-17

JOLIET, IL - The following individuals were booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility since Friday, Feb. 15. Yovel Sullivan, 30, Chicago, arrested by Joliet Police on charges of theft/labor/services/property and obstructing of justice.


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


Police: Frankfort woman claims a man she never saw had robbed her

While an elderly woman was in her basement speaking with a man who claimed to be a water department employee, another unidentified person allegedly stole her jewelry and cash upstairs, deputies said.


Pedestrian Killed By Train Lost Family In Oak Forest Tragedy

MOKENA, IL — A 23-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train on Thursday in Mokena has been identified as Kathryn Joost of Palos Heights. A friend confirmed via social media that Joost was the same woman whose father killed her mother and brother and then himself in Oak Forest in 2016.


Gov. Pritzker forms initiative to combat gun violence in Illinois

SPRINFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has pledged to change the way the stat approaches gun violence. Pritzker made the promise in Chicago at the "Cities Striving for Peace" public forum.


Fifth contest at Frankfort school benefits food pantry

Back in the fall, the "Make a Difference" service club at Indian Trail Elementary school in Frankfort held its annual pumpkin decorating contest and food drive. Students in grades one to four decorated and brought in pumpkins to help decorate the media center.


5 Dead In Aurora Following Workplace Shooting

Chicago (CBS) — Five people have died following a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon. A suspect who opened fired at Henry Pratt Company Friday afternoon in Aurora has been shot dead, sources tell CBS 2.


Valentine's Day: Will County Jail Detentions

JOLIET, IL - It may have been Valentine's Day here in Will County, but the police officers who patrol our communities to keep them safe, still had a job to do. The following people were taken away in handcuffs and brought to the county jail facility, 95 South Chicago St.


Michael Avenatti, at Cook County courthouse, says he believes R. Kelly will be indicted soon

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti said Friday he believes charges are imminent against R. Kelly after giving Cook County prosecutors a tape purportedly depicting the R&B musician having sex with an underage girl.


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02


Will County Board members speak out against hate acts

Members of the Will County Board recently spoke out against and condemned "instances of racism, religious intolerance and xenophobia that have recently been witnessed throughout the Chicago area and in Will County."


Tinley Park: 5 New Foreclosures On The Market

TINLEY PARK, IL — Are you searching for a new home, but can't find anything in your price range? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosed homes in the Tinley Park area might be just the place to start!


Think the shutdown of northbound Lake Shore Drive was bad? Will County bridges are even more alarming.

The discovery of cracks in steel beams along Lake Shore Drive this week raised alarms about other problem bridges. Two of the worst bridges in the state are along Interstate 80, crossing the Des Plaines River in Joliet, a rapidly developing area in Will County with heavy interstate truck traffic and


Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.


Metra train strikes, kills young woman in Mokena

A 23-year-old woman died Thursday night at the Hickory Creek Metra station in Mokena, after a passing train hit her. Kathryn M. Joost of Palos Heights was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the station, located in the 9400 block of Hickory Creek Drive, according to a news release from the Will


Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop Has Florida Warrant

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — Flossmoor police have arrested a driver who refused to pull over during a traffic stop Friday morning in an incident that caused a brief chase and a lockdown at Heather Hill School.