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DCFS has investigated past abuse, neglect allegations in case of missing boy

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The Department of Children an Family Service said Friday they have been involved with the family of a missing Crystal Lake boy since 2013 and have investigated allegations of abuse and neglect.


1 Boy Rescued, Another Missing in Wauconda Lake: Officials

Two boys, 9 and 10, were on a paddle boat Friday in a north suburban lake when they began screaming for help, officials said, prompting nearby fishermen to rescue one while divers continue searching for the other.


Rezin bill to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome passes Senate

Unsafe sleep environments are often a contributor to infant deaths labeled as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, said Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, who is chief sponsor of legislation that puts stricter requirements in place following an investigation where a child died suddenly and unexpectedly.


Moving on up in the East Side

MORRIS – The city of Morris announced some short and long-term plans for the old Federal Paperboard property at 960 E. North St. This year, the city plans on tearing down the building on the portion of property it owns. In the coming years? Two new city blocks of homes.


Asst. Kendall Co. State's Attorney Says Sheriff's Shooting Range Exempt from Zoning Regulations

In a legal opinion emailed on Friday to Kendall Co. Board members, Assistant State's Attorney Jim Webb wrote that county zoning regulations regarding shooting ranges do not apply to the sheriff's range located at 6925 Rt. 71 in Oswego.


9-year-old missing in Wauconda lake after boating mishap

WAUCONDA, Ill. — Emergency crews are searching for Bangs Lake in Wauconda for a 9-year-old reported missing in the water Friday night. Crews were called to Edgewater Parkway and Monroe Avenue in Wauconda around 7:30 p.m.


Council approves agreement with debt collector

MORRIS – If you think you got away without paying that parking ticket in Morris, you might need to think again. The city has tendered the services of Credit Collection Partners to collect debts associated with ordinance violations.


Crews searching for boy who fell into Bangs Lake in Wauconda

Wauconda police have confirmed crews are searching for young boy who fell into Bangs Lake Friday night. According to the Wauconda Police Facebook page, two boys, ages 9 and 10, were on a paddleboat and became distressed, then went into the water around 7:20 p.m. Friday.


Good Friday Will County Jail Bookings April 19

JOLIET, IL - It's time to review the latest incarcerations here in Will County. Did someone you know get booked into the Will County Jail over the past day or so?. Zelig Hitzelburger, 23, Beecher, arrested by Will County on two charges of obstructing identification from 2016 and 2018, driving on a s


Morris' Bledsoe fires no-hitter at DeKalb

MORRIS — Around the fifth inning Tuesday, people began to notice that Morris' Cody Bledsoe hadn't allowed a hit. Per baseball tradition, no one let him know, nor did they really talk about it among themselves.


State Police Arrest Joliet Man for Allegedly Possessing Child Porn

A 46-year-old Joliet man was arrested by the Illinois State Police for possession of child porn. After an on-going investigation in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office and Homeland Security, while working off a cyber-tip, Illinois State Police Investigators executed a search warrant on Sa


Marseilles Man Arrested For Allegedly Striking Pedestrian From Seneca With Vehicle

Our sister station WCSJ reports that one person was injured after being a struck by a vehicle in Seneca and a Marseilles man has been arrested in connection with the case. The Seneca Police Department said 83 year-old Clyde Collins of Marseilles allegedly struck a pedestrian in the 400 block of Nort


BREAKING: Kendall County Sheriff investigating Boulder Hill armed robbery

An 18 year-old male was injured during an armed robbery in Boulder Hill late Friday morning, April 19, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. Police said the incident occurred at 11:29 a.m. in the 0-99 block of Field Point Road.


Man held on $2mil bond following arrest on weapons transaction

WILL CO., Ill. - On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad (JMANS) and agents from the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) negotiated the purchase of four (4) semi-automatic handguns and one (1) semi-automatic rifle in Jol


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


PHOTO: Marseilles Cross Walk for Good Friday

About 200 people take part in the Good Friday Cross Walk in Marseilles. Sponsored by the Marseilles Ministerial Association, the walk featured several area clergy partaking in the event, which symbolized Jesus' walk to Calvary before his crucifixion. The approximately two-hour walk included stops at


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


Elk Grove Village man charged with attempted murder of mail carrier

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- An Elk Grove Village man has been charged with trying to kill a U.S. Postal Service worker who was delivering mail in the western suburb on New Year's Eve.


Family of man struck by train seeks help with funeral costs

The family of a 21-year-old man who was struck by a train and killed is seeking help with paying for his funeral, according to their online fundraiser. Kristy Adams, the mother of Jordan K. Korn, 21, of Joliet Township, created a GoFundMe on Tuesday to raise funds to pay for her son’s funeral.


Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills

For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.