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I-80 Pedestrian Death In Joliet: Can You ID This Man For Police?

JOLIET, IL - It's been four days since a man walking along Interstate 80 in Joliet died after being hit by a westbound vehicle near the Larkin Avenue interchange. The fatality happened at 12:25 a.m. Sunday. Now, the Illinois State Police are circulating this photo in hopes of identifying the victim.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 00:45:50

Heroin Dealer Tried Fleeing Bolingbrook's Police: Cops

BOLINGBROOK, IL - A Joliet man suspected of dealing the dangerous drug heroin remains in the Will County Jail one week after Bolingbrook Police officers sayJermaine Waterscrashed into another vehicle and then tried to outrun several police officers in pursuit. Officers eventually capturedWaters,33,

PATCH - 2018-08-15 21:51:20

Watch Live: Train Depot Move From New Lenox

ComEd has notified a number of people, mostly along Cedar Road, that they will be without power for several hours. ComEd crews will have to cut power in the area to make way for the move.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 13:06:55

Surveillance Image Released Of Car Thief Suspects in Palos Park

PALOS PARK, IL --Palos Park policereleased a surveillance photo of three young males believed to have swiped an SUV in the area near Wolf Road and Old Creek over the weekend. According to police, the residents who owned the vehicle came home late Tuesday and discovered that their SUV was missing. A

PATCH - 2018-08-16 06:50:37

Two Projects Unveiled To Relieve Truck Traffic Around CenterPoint in Joliet | 1340 WJOL

Two projects to be completed at the same time are expected to save truckers 15 minutes and reduce congestion on Route 53.The Houbolt Project will build a diverging diamond interchange underneath I-80 at Houbolt Road and cost 22-million dollars. This project is funded by Joliet and IDOT. The southern

WJOL.COM - 2018-08-15 11:16:43

I-80 Rollover Causes Delays Near I-55: State Police

JOLIET, IL - The Illinois State Police announced that police were on the scene of a rollover crash Tuesady morning along eastbound Interstate 80 just east of Interstate 80. "Use caution in the area and expect delays," police said.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 13:09:52

Chestnut Ridge, Tinley Park, Illinois - August 2018

Chestnut Ridge is a townhouse community built in the mid 2010's. Chestnut Ridge is located in Tinley Park, Illinois east of La Grange Road and north of 183rd Street. There are currently 3 homes for sale ranging from $294,500 to $305,900.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 18:24:46

Lawsuit: Lockport cop made false DUI arrest

On Monday, Bryan J. Whately, 29, filed a lawsuit against the city and Lockport Police Officer Gregory Grunder over the arrest that occurred on Aug. 12, 2016. The lawsuit also accused Grunder of engaging in false arrests and malicious prosecutions before Whately’s arrest.

THEHERALD-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Burning body found in West Chicago under investigation

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) --West Chicago police said a death investigation is under way after a body was found burning near a road.Police said the body was found in the 1300-block of Joliet Street Tuesday afternoon.The West Chicago Police Department are being aided by members of the DuPage County Maj

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-08-14 22:51:01

Terrible Tuesdays: Will County Jail Roundup Aug. 14

JOLIET, IL - We've made it to Tuesday and that means it's terrible Tuesdays. It's your look at the latest prisoners who are being held in detention at the Will County Jail. Why are they there? Here's a look at some of the latest criminal charges filed by the various police agencies across Will Count

PATCH - 2018-08-14 14:07:34

'Tax-Zapping' Westmont, Downers Grove Restaurants Hid Sales: Feds

CHICAGO — A federal grand jury last week indicted the owner of restaurants in Westmont and Downer's Grove on charges they falsified tax returns, prosecutors said. Federal investigators have been focusing on sales suppression software and other ways that restaurants owners hide revenue by falsifying

PATCH - 2018-08-14 19:12:31

Romeoville Man Surrenders to Joliet Police After Negotiations | 1340 WJOL

A Romeoville man surrendered to Joliet Police on Sunday morning after lengthy negotiations. Oscar Maldonado was taken into custody in the 300 block of Harwood on Sunday morning. Maldonado had arrived at the apartment building at that location and began making threats to someone inside. When Joliet P


Walmart Thief Caught At Gas Station: New Lenox Cops

Police were dispatched to the7-Eleven in the 100 block of East Lincoln Highwayin reference to an armed robbery taking place around 12:30 a.m. Two men had ntered the store, one armed with a handgun. The offenders demanded money and also stole lottery tickets before fleeing the store.7-Eleven robbers,

PATCH - 2018-08-14 17:52:47

Cybertip Leads to Joliet Township Man's Arrest for Child Porn | 1340 WJOL

The Will County Sheriff’s Department has announced the arrest of a 62-year-old Joliet Township man on Child Pornography charges. Leonard Studniarz was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday morning at his residence in the 500 block of Blackhawk Street in Joliet Township. The Sheriff’s Department

WJOL.COM - 2018-08-14 17:14:45

Gang Banger Had 2 Loaded Guns In Car: Joliet Cops

JOLIET, IL - Joliet Police officers say they apprehended a known gang member late Monday night following a traffic stop on Akin Avenue, on Joliet's east side.Corey Travis,30, has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a street gang member, aggravated unlawful use of a gun by a felo

PATCH - 2018-08-14 19:46:08

I-80 Pedestrian Fatal Still Ongoing Probe: State Police

JOLIET, IL - The Illinois State Police announced on Tuesday that it is still actively investigating a weekend pedestrian fatality that occurred in Joliet along Interstate 80 at Larkin Avenue. However, the victim's name is still being withheld because of the ongoing investigation, police said. The pe

PATCH - 2018-08-14 16:35:41

2 Muggers Jump Broadway Street Victim: Joliet Police

JOLIET, IL - The Joliet Police Department arrested a pair of Joliet men who live in the 500 block of North Broadway Street after police say they mugged a man who lives next to them.Zechariah Rodriguez, 29, andAbel Rodriguez, 32, both remain in the Will County Jail facing aggravated battery charges.


Counterfeit Bill Suspects Sought By Naperville Police

NAPERVILLE, IL — Naperville police are asking the public for help in identifying two women who are accused of trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill to buy an item. Police say the incident took place on Friday, August 27, in the 1200 block of Rickert.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 18:39:34

Gun-Wielding Romeoville Man Surrenders To Joliet Police: Cops

JOLIET, IL - Joliet Police say that officers evacuated an east side apartment building on Sunday morning after a Romeoville man was running through the property waiving a gun and refusing to put it down. Eventually, Joliet officers convincedOscar Maldonadoto drop the gun and surrender, police said.


Lockport native looks to corner microgreen market

Lockport native Kevin Whitehead started his microgreens business, Ashley Urban Farms, more than three months ago. Photo submitted