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Illustrator stops by Reed School

Tad Hills demonstrates some of his work Sept. 13 during an assembly at Reed School. Photo submitted Author/Illustrator Tad Hills wowed Reed School students on Sept. 13 during an all-school assembly. Hills shared how he became interested in writing and drawing at an early age. He also shared how his

LOCKPORTLEGEND.COM - 2017-09-19 18:50:00

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

Feds intercept package of ecstasy sent to Aurora woman's home

A west suburban woman is facing drug charges after allegedly picking up a package full of ecstasy that was sent to her from the Netherlands. Jennifer R. Parks, 52, was charged about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to a statem

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 08:25:00

Aurora search warrants lead to drug, gun charges

Four people were charged with drug and weapons possession after authorities executed two search warrants three hours apart earlier this month in west suburban Aurora. The first search happened at 4:35 p.m. Sept. 8 at an apartment in the 200 block of East Galena, according to a statement from Aurora

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:44:00

Man Hospitalized After Aurora Shooting

Aurora Police say a 34 year-old man, who was not identified, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm on Sunday evening. In a post, police said they responded to the shooting incident in the 600 block of S. Fourth St. just after 5 p.m. on Sunday The man who was shot was apparently s

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:34:00

Art for soul's sake

There are classes where everyone paints the same sunflower or sunset. And then there are classes where slowing down, relaxing, breathing deeply and meditating lead to one-of-a-kind creations. "That's my favorite part, seeing people's personalities come out. You never know what you're going to get ..

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:45:09

Plainfield Police Blotter, Aug. 14-Sept. 12

Information in Police Blotter is obtained from the Plainfield Police Department and Will County Sheriff's Office. Individuals listed in Police Blotter charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. AUGUST 14 Jennifer M. Peck, 34,

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

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

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

Hales wants 'smooth transition' to new city manager

BLOOMINGTON - In his remaining two months as Bloomington city manager, David Hales says he will work to ensure a smooth transition as the city looks for his successor. The Joliet City Council voted Tuesday to authorize a three-year contract for Hales to serve as its new city manager, likely starting

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

JWHS Junior Class Builds Doghouse for Habitat for Humanity

Members from the Joliet West Junior Class Committee felt what it was like to build a home for someone through Habitat for Humanity. But instead of building a home, they built a doghouse that will be one of many on the silent auction during the next two weeks at the Joliet Restore off of Larkin Ave.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:20:18

Sympathizing with those dealing with hurricane season

I swear, hurricanes have been on my mind for almost a month now. Between watching coverage of the storm bearing down on Texas, to getting constant updates from my parents on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it's been constant. I can't even imagine the stress involved for people who live there though. Like

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

10 Questions with Cassidy Wyman, Lincoln-Way Central, Volleyball

How is the season going so far? Well, last season we kind of had a rebuilding year, because some of us switched from East to Central and everybody was all new to each other. So we kind of had a rough year, but this year we started off way better. We just started off with a way better start and I thi

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

70-year-old man seriously injured in New Lenox crash

A 70-year-old man was seriously injured in a crash Tuesday night in southwest suburban New Lenox. The three-vehicle crash happened about 9 p.m. at Laraway and Spencer roads, according to the Will County sheriff's office. The New Lenox man was driving a Hyundai Sonata south on Spencer when he failed

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 18:39:00

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

New Lenox man suffers 'life-threatening injuries' from crash

A 70-year-old man from New Lenox is in serious condition following a vehicular crash involving three cars in New Lenox Township Tuesday, Sept. 19. The incident reportedly occurred around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Laraway Road and Spencer Road, according to a Sept. 20 release from the Will County

NEWLENOXPATRIOT.COM - 2017-09-20 19:47:00

70-year-old New Lenox man seriously injured in 3-vehicle crash

A 70-year-old New Lenox man suffered life-threatening injuries following a three-vehicle crash Tuesday night in New Lenox Township, according to the Will County sheriff's department. Two other drivers involved in the collision at Laraway and Spencer Roads were treated and released at Silver Cross Ho

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:54:00

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