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Lockport man arrested at El Rodeo bar in Joliet

A Lockport man was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated assault, resisting and obstructing a police officer and criminal trespass to property over the weekend.


Man Charged in Stabbing Death at Harrah’s Joliet Hotel

A man has been charged in a stabbing death at a hotel in southwest suburban Joliet. Robert A. Watson, 25, of Chicago, is charged with murder following the incident at Harrah’s Joliet Hotel and Casino, Joliet police said in a statement.


Joliet Police Investigate Homicide On The Hill

JOLIET, IL - The Joliet Police Department confirmed that it is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred late Monday morning on The Hill. The east side slaying happened near the intersection of Ada Street and Cutter Avenue. The victim was shot in the chest and he was taken to Silver Cross Hospit


Joliet Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor in Kendall Co.

A Will County man was sentenced to prison in Kendall County last week. Twenty-eight-year-old Ramon Flores of Joliet pleaded guilty to four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, all class two felonies and received a seven year prison term.


WATCH LIVE: Jussie Smollett, attorneys on dropped charges

CHICAGO — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett’s record “has been wiped clean.” Smollett w


Terrible Tuesdays: Will County Jail March 26

JOLIET, IL - The following people have been taken into custody at the Will County Jail since Monday, March 25. Let's take a look at some of the newest inmates. Jacob Duffy, 26, Southgate Road, New Lenox, arrested by Will County Sheriff's Office on charges of violating an order of protection against


Several Prescribed Burns In Will County Today

Several prescribed burns are scheduled to take place today at Lockport Prairie East Preserve in Lockport and Hadley Valley Preserve, between Gougar Road and Interstate 355, in New Lenox and Homer townships. Plus, Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve, Sand Ridge Savanna Preserve and Kankakee S


Florida man sentenced to 20 years in prison after traveling to Illinois to have sex with a 13-year-old

ST. LOUIS – A man from Hollywood, Florida has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for traveling across state lines to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in Illinois. Emmanuel D. Abdon, 31, traveled from Florida to Troy, Illinois in January 2018 to have sex with a girl he met on Snapchat. He falsely t


Bakers Square Joliet Closes Permanently

WJOL has learned that Bakers Square, 2211 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet, has closed there doors. When called to inquire about the future of the business, the individual who answered the phone identified themselves as a Bakers Square employee and stated that the store was closed permanently. Bakers S


WJOL EXCLUSIVE: First Steps Taken to Transfer I-80 to Toll Road

The first step towards turning Interstate 80 through Joliet into a toll road has been taken. Elwood State Representative Larry Walsh Jr. tells WJOL he has Introduced HR50, which could start the process of converting I-80 into a toll road.


INSPIRED! live lit in Lockport

INSPIRED! live lit at the Public Landing Restaurant!. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April2ndto attend (art) INSPIRED! live lit hosted by Gallery Seven. Come out to the Public Landing Restaurant in the historic Gaylord Building in Lockport to listen to our Five Fab Storytellers share their tales.


Boy killed by hit-and-run driver in Aurora

An 8-year-old boy was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Aurora, and a police squad car blocking traffic at the scene was hit in a DUI-related crash. Aurora police say the boy was crossing Lake Street (Route 31), near Plum Street, around 7:42 p.m. Monday with his sister and his grandfather. A southbo


Will County Finance Committee met February 5

Will County Finance Committee met Feb. 5. Chair Kenneth E. Harris called the meeting to order at 10:10 AM. Herbert Brooks Jr. District 8 (D - Joliet) Present. Mike Fricilone District 7 (R - Homer Glen) Present.


Walmart offers Illinois entrepreneurs opportunity to pitch products to national buyers

Walmart is accepting applications for their 6th annual Open Call for entrepreneurs to pitch products to national Walmart buyers. The company says its Open Calls are opportunities for companies to present products that are made, sourced or grown in the U.S. to meet with a Walmart buyer on June 18th a


Illinois gas tax increase would negatively impact man who drives for a living

MOLINE, Illinois-- Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would double the state's gas tax, up to 38 cents from 19 cents, on July 1, 2019. The bill would also increase prices for new driver's license, titles, registration and license plates.


Bakers Square On Jefferson St. Closes: WJOL

JOLIET, IL — There have been a lot of new businesses coming and going on Joliet's busy West Jefferson Street for the past many decades, but one sitdown restaurant that was always a constant was the Bakers Square. But that's no more. On Monday night, WJOL broke the news that the Bakers Square has clo


Man killed in Logan Square was involved in test of Illinois concealed carry law in 2015

CHICAGO — A man found dead over the weekend inside a vehicle in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood was involved in an early test of Illinois’ concealed carry law. The Chicago Tribune reports autopsy performed Monday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined 25-year-old Everardo Custo


Fatal Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash Reported in Aurora Late Monday Night

Aurora Police say they plan to release more information on three incidents police responded to on Monday night, including a fatality. Police officials said in an e-mail to press that they responded to a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at the intersection of Lake St. and Plum St. on Monday even


Man charged with DUI after crash with police car in Aurora

A man is facing DUI charges after allegedly crashing into a police car Monday night in west suburban Aurora. John Lundy, 48, was driving a white 2009 Dodge Van near Lake and Plum streets in Aurora at 8:44 p.m. when the van hit the squad car, according to a statement from Aurora police.


Illinois State Police To Pass Out Tickets Like Tic Tacs

If you drive on any Illinois road patrolled by the Illinois State police, consider yourself warned. State police have announced they will be passing out tickets "like Tic Tacs."