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Good Friday Will County Jail Bookings April 19

JOLIET, IL - It's time to review the latest incarcerations here in Will County. Did someone you know get booked into the Will County Jail over the past day or so?. Zelig Hitzelburger, 23, Beecher, arrested by Will County on two charges of obstructing identification from 2016 and 2018, driving on a s


1 Boy Rescued, Another Missing in Wauconda Lake: Officials

Two boys, 9 and 10, were on a paddle boat Friday in a north suburban lake when they began screaming for help, officials said, prompting nearby fishermen to rescue one while divers continue searching for the other.


Board members reject permit request for liquor sales at Frankfort Township gas station

Will County board members Thursday rejected a special use permit that would have allowed for the sale of packaged liquor at a Frankfort Township gas station. Lenny’s Food N’ Fuel was at the center of debate again with it’s latest request. The proposal drew objections from some neighbors who have voi


Police focus on missing Crystal Lake boy's house; parents plead for his safety

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy from Crystal Lake said Friday there is no indication he was abducted or even left his house. After a night of activity Thursday, the search for Andrew "AJ" Freund, missing since Wednesday night, slowed with no signs of police activity F


'A nice sign of spring': First hummingbirds of the season spotted in Will County

After a long trek up the Gulf Coast from Central America and Mexico, the season’s first hummingbirds have arrived in the area. The arrival of the tiny birds has been confirmed in Will County. The first reported sighting, according to a map from Journey North — a project run by the University of Wisc


One Southbound Lane Reopens After Fatal Edens Crash At Dempster

CHICAGO (CBS)--All but one of the southbound lanes of the Edens Expressway are closed at Dempster, in Skokie, following a fatal crash, police said. A car traveling on southbound I-94 Friday afternoon fatally struck the passenger of a semi-truck that had pulled over to the side of the highway and was


Tinley Park to establish registry for foreclosures

Tinley Park will create a registry of foreclosed properties and contract with an outside firm to update ownership information about foreclosures, according to the village. The registry is meant to help the village have current ownership information about foreclosures for building and property mainte


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Frankfort

FRANKFORT, IL — New and exciting events are coming to the Frankfort area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events comi


Man held on $2mil bond following arrest on weapons transaction

WILL CO., Ill. - On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad (JMANS) and agents from the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) negotiated the purchase of four (4) semi-automatic handguns and one (1) semi-automatic rifle in Jol


DCFS has investigated past abuse, neglect allegations in case of missing boy

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The Department of Children an Family Service said Friday they have been involved with the family of a missing Crystal Lake boy since 2013 and have investigated allegations of abuse and neglect.


Elk Grove Village man charged with attempted murder of mail carrier

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- An Elk Grove Village man has been charged with trying to kill a U.S. Postal Service worker who was delivering mail in the western suburb on New Year's Eve.


'There's a donkey in the middle of I-90': Sheriff's officer corrals donkey named Dusty on interstate near Arlington Heights Road

It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Arlington Heights Road Wednesday, according to a Cook County Sheriff’s officer.


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


After perjury conviction, gang leader’s associate now facing gun, drug charges

An associate of feared Chicago gang leader Labar “Bro Man” Spann is facing new charges after, police say, she was caught with two loaded handguns and a two-liter bottle containing liquid PCP.


9-year-old missing in Wauconda lake after boating mishap

WAUCONDA, Ill. — Emergency crews are searching for Bangs Lake in Wauconda for a 9-year-old reported missing in the water Friday night. Crews were called to Edgewater Parkway and Monroe Avenue in Wauconda around 7:30 p.m.


Markham junior high teacher arrested, brought loaded gun to school, superintendent says

A teacher at Prairie-Hills Junior High School in Markham was arrested Tuesday after a loaded handgun allegedly was found inside a duffel bag he brought into the school, district officials said.


Jussie Smollett lawyers: Don’t appoint special prosecutor to probe Foxx’s office

Lawyers for Jussie Smollett don’t want a special prosecutor to investigate how the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office handled the “Empire” actor’s criminal case.


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


Dixmoor trustee arrested for allegedly hindering capture of her wanted son, officials say

A Dixmoor trustee was arrested after being accused of providing police false information about the whereabouts of her adult son, who allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s home and repeatedly punched her in the face, police said.


Slowik: ‘Everybody knows him.’ Mokena celebrates beloved Berkot’s worker’s birthday

More than 100 community members and regular customers of Berkot’s Super Foods stopped by the grocery chain’s Mokena store Friday morning to wish a happy 40th birthday to employee Daniel Potter.