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Will County Police Blotter September 18-19

JOLIET, IL - The number of arrests around Joliet and Will County has increased this week and that means lots of new faces to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. Here are some of the inmates who have been added to the county jail on Monday and Tuesday. William T. Duke, 23, 400 block of Water St

PATCH - 2017-09-20 14:10:49

Skimming Machines Found on ATM's in Joliet

Joliet Police Investigators are looking for several people who were caught on video using skimming devices on ATMs in southwest suburban Joliet. The devices were used at banks on West Jefferson Street and on Mall Loop Drive, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Joliet police. Authorities rel

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-21 22:23:55

Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo to takeover Joliet museum

It will be no ordinary day on Saturday at the Joliet Area Historical Museum as it is transformed into the Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo-a family-friendly event of galactic proportions complete with more than 40 artists, panel discussions, trivia contests, comics, games and raffle drawings.

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 21:15:00

Wake Is Friday For Joliet Murder Victim Miles Stallings

JOLIET, IL - Family and friends can gather on Friday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1503 Arthur Avenue, for the visitation of Miles Stallings, a 34-year-old Joliet native who was murdered last week. According to the Joliet Police Department, Stallings was shot multiple times in the 800 bloc

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:51:17

James Bowden's abstract art to be exhibited in Park Forest, Joliet

Anyone who believes the old saying, "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach," doesn't know Peotone artist James Bowden. Bowden, 79, a retired art professor whose artwork was recently selected for exhibit at several juried art shows, has blended career and calling into a lifetime of accomplishmen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:26:52

In Our Own Backyard: The Poop Problem

There's always one guy or gal in the neighborhood-you know who you are-who doesn't clean up after Fido or Fluffy. You're strolling along, walking your own dog with a plastic baggie at the ready, and there it is: piles of unpleasantness. According to surveys, only 60% of people pick up after their do

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 21:17:00

City approves contract for cool new stadium turf

The city didn't go with the lowest bid for its new Slammer's Stadium artificial turf but thinks that the additional money will provide a cooler playing surface. The City received 5 bids for the turf replacement project ranging from $471,000 up to $980,000 but officials deemed the low bid from Plainf

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Trustees break tie vote in favor of Mosque

Plainfield Village Hall Denouncing that religious discrimination ever came into play, the Plainfield Village Board by a vote of 4-3 approved a mosque in Plainfield. Last month, a vote resulting in a tie meant the request to approve a special use request for religious assembly for the Plainfield Co

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Suit: Pregnant Illinois officer forced to take unpaid leave

CHICAGO - A suburban Frankfort Police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department refused to modify her duties when she became pregnant, wouldn't provide a protective vest that covered her growing belly and then forced her to take unpaid leave months before she gave birth. Jen

THEHERALD-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:52:45

Wine of the Week - Zonin Prosecco $12

Warm summer weather is lingering well into the early days of fall. Warm summer weather is lingering well into the early days of fall. This makes it a perfect time to indulge in the refreshing, summer like pleasures of the Italian sparkling wine Prosecco. Zonin of Gambellara in the province of Vica

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-20 20:03:00

Crest Hill girl recognized for Hurricane relief efforts

Inspired to pitch in to help the residents of Houston, Texas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, 10-year-old Danica Ward of Crest Hill grabbed her wagon and headed out. Ward went door to door in her neighborhood looking for donations of food, water and cleaning supplies to help with relie

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-20 19:51:00

Volunteers cut, plant and mulch at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood

Volunteers clear trees and debris Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, from Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. ELWOOD - Volunteer arborists returned to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Wednesday, cutting, chipping and planting with donated labor, equipment and trees in a national campaign t

THEHERALD-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Three Plainfield students named 2018 National Merit semifinalists

Plainfield North High School seniors Isaac Schennum, Plainfield South High School senior Maritza Gallegos and Plainfield High School - Central Campus senior Frank Ruane are among about 16,000 National Merit Scholarship 2017-18 semifinalists nationwide. Schennum, Gallegos and Ruane will compete for

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-20 20:10:00

Joliet man arrested on 2016 sexual assault

Thomas R. Staszak Sheriff Mike Kelley is announcing the arrest of Thomas R. Staszak, 49, of Joliet on sexual assault charges. On July 12, 2016, the Will County Sheriff's Office was called to a location in Joliet in regards to a sexual assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with

BUGLENEWSPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Joliet approves new city manager

The Joliet City Council has approved the hiring of David Hales as its new city manager after a nearly 5 month search. Hales currently serves as the city manager for Bloomington, Illinois a city about half the size of Joliet. Originally from Utah, Hales said that he will begin in his new position aft

THETIMESWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-20 04:06:00

Joliet Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting That Left Woman Injured

Joliet Police are investigating a shooting on Tuesday morning that left a woman with a gunshot wound. It was just after 5:00 a.m. in the 600 block of Kungs Way that a woman was driving to work when she heard a loud noise and felt a sharp pain in her left wrist. The woman quickly realized that she ha

WJOL.COM - 2017-09-19 21:47:55

New Joliet City Manager Gets $215K Salary

JOLIET, IL - On Tuesday night, the Joliet City Council voted to approve an employment contract for David Hales as Joliet's next permanent city manager. Hales comes to Joliet from Bloomington, where he worked as the city manager since January 2009. Joliet announced that Hales will make an annual sala

PATCH - 2017-09-20 01:01:54

Joliet Council May Reject Low Bid On Slammers Field Turf

JOLIET, IL - The Joliet City Council is being asked to reject the lowest bid on the city's upcoming project to remove the natural grass at the Joliet Slammers minor league baseball stadium and install synthetic turf. The upcoming renovations to the sports venue is one of the city's highest prioritie

PATCH - 2017-09-19 04:18:58

Joliet Man Arrested In 2016 Rape Investigation

JOLIET, IL - On Tuesday afternoon, Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley announced the arrest of a 49-year-old Joliet man in connection with a sexual assault investigation that began in July 2016. Sheriff's detectives arrested Thomas R. Staszak, of the 700 block of Meadowwood Drive, on charges of one coun

PATCH - 2017-09-19 21:25:52

Police Reports: Joliet man charged with obstructing identification

Devin D. Jones, 28, of 200 N. Madison St. in Joliet, was charged with obstructing identification at 699 Green Garden Place in Lockport. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Devin D. Jones, 28, of 200 N. Madison St. in Joliet, was charged with obstructing identification at 699 Green Garden Place in Lockport. TO

LOCKPORTLEGEND.COM - 2017-09-19 18:55:00