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Anthony's Pub Patron Shoves Joliet Police Officer: PD

JOLIET, IL - Last week, the Anthony's Restaurant and Pub near the Louis Joliet Mall was hyping a Risky Business '80s Party Band. The night, however, was not a success for one man, who came all the way from Galena, IL. Joliet Police booked 51-year-old Ron Forlano into the Will County Jail on charges


Local health events: Feb. 19 through Feb. 26

• The Troy Middle School S.L.A.M. Club is accepting donations of eyeglasses for community service projects. Bring eyeglasses to 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, during normal school hours through May 6.


Joliet Fire Union Pumps Money Into Certain City Council Races

JOLIET, IL - In six weeks, voters in Joliet will determine the makeup of the Joliet City Council. All five District seats are contested and four incumbents are running for re-election. A number of Joliet special interest groups are working hard to make sure their preferred candidates win office Apri


Gotta Do It: Feb. 18 through Feb. 25

• All Our Kids Early Childhood Network are hosting early childhood developmental screenings throughout Will County on a variety of days, times, and locations. Visit swgk.org.


JPD: 2 Cheeseheads Caught Trespassing At Old Joliet Prison

JOLIET, IL - The city of Joliet and the Joliet Area Historical Museum have devoted thousands of hours into the cleanup of the Old Joliet Prison to make the site into an international tourist attraction. Tours of the prison will resume next month, but that has not stopped a number of people who decid


Top 50 New Lenox home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $740,000 to purchase a home on Oct. 10 paid the top home sale price for New Lenox in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


He's Become Joliet's Most Arrested Man

JOLIET, IL - If you work at the Will County Courthouse, the Joliet Police Department and the Joliet Housing Authority, there's a high probability you have encountered Charles C. Holmes junior on numerous occasions in recent years. The 38-year-old Joliet man has the distinction of being the most arre


Joliet Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

JOLIET, IL — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Special Weather Statement for your area on Sunday, lasting from 3:41 pm to 10:00 pm. You can read more info from the National Weather Service here.


New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


Mugshot Mondays: Will County Jail Feb. 18

JOLIET, IL - The following people ended up in the Will County Jail this past weekend and some of the new inmates may remain in custody for a while. Of note, the Joliet Police Department was especially busy, making several of the arrests we've chosen to highlight below.


5 New Houses For Sale In The Joliet Area

JOLIET, IL — On the hunt for a new home, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Need some help in your search? Never fear! To help simplify your search, we've compiled a fresh batch of five new listings nearby.


Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Lockport, Crest Hill and Joliet ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public school studen


Aurora communities mourn shooting victims in Illinois

Communities in Aurora, Illinois, held emotional vigils over the weekend for the victims of the deadly workplace shooting. Police identified the shooter as a disgruntled worker who was in the process of being fired. NBC’s Ron Mott reports for TODAY.


'We want to make people think of kindness': Local students try to spur good will at Orland Park mall

It had been nearly a month since a shooting incident left a teenager dead in the food court of Orland Square Mall, when members of Oak Forest High School’s girls soccer team arrived there Sunday to try to bring a sense of peace and kindness to the southwest suburban retail center.


Illinois woman claims SE Iowa lottery ticket worth millions

CLIVE, Iowa — An Illinois woman has plans to buy a house and a new car and get a big jump start on her retirement planning now that she has won a $2 million Powerball prize. “If I do it right, this should set me up for the rest of my life,” Lisa Hays said as she claimed her prize Monday at Iowa Lott


Local Dentist Visits Montessori of Frankfort

We'd like to thank Dr. Marissa Zoladz, DDS from Frankfort Smiles Dental Practice for visiting our children on Wednesday, February 13th and talking to them about the important of good dental hygiene. The presentation was a huge success and the children walked away with an awesome goodie bag for home.


VIDEO: Flames shoot from ground in NYC manhole explosions

MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- Two manholes exploded in Manhattan, sending flames shooting from the ground and causing the evacuation of a theater complex. The explosion happened on 50th Street and 8th Avenue in Midtown Saturday night.


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


Cheers! Illinois has the cheapest beer in the country

If you’ve seriously considered moving after this year’s polar vortex, here’s a good reason to stay. Illinois is the cheapest state in the country to buy a case of beer. That’s according to Simply.Thirfty.Thrive, a personal finance blog that calculated the average cost of a 24-pack of Bud Light and M


New Lenox: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market

NEW LENOX, IL — On the hunt for a new home nearby, but getting tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings every time you search online? Thanks to our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can be sure you're not missing anything.