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Morris Community High School reports 1% truancy rate
The truancy rate at Morris Community High School fell to 1 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a Illinois Valley Times analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Last Week’s Crash On I-80 Was A Fatal
A 66-year-old Minooka man died after being involved in a crash on I-80 and Ridge Road last week. Arthur T. Surges was involved in a crash that shut down I-80 at Ridge Road last Wednesday, December 12th. The Will County Coroner reports the death.
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Weekend Edition: Will County Jail Dec. 16
JOLIET, IL - Here's your look at the latest incarcerations across Will County. Notice that several of the cases involve allegations of retail theft? At this time of year, area retailers are on the lookout for shoplifters.
Morris Hospital gets state approval for $30M project
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to proceed with $33.5 million in renovations that will modernize the main hospital campus at 150 W. High Street in Morris.
Woman With Heroin Arrested In Joliet: Complaint
JOLIET, IL - A 22-year-old woman from Mazon was recently charged at the Will County Courthouse with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The arrest of Kati-Lynn Edwards, the criminal complaint states, was made by Joliet's Police Department on Nov. 30. Edwards is accused of br
Alleged Minnesota Mosque Bomber From Ford County Pleads Not Guilty
One of three alleged Illinois militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque last year has pleaded not guilty to hate crime and explosives charges, and a second member is expected to make a court appearance on Wednesday.
The Soft Pretzels At This Illinois Restaurant Are As Big As A Pizza
When you’re looking for comfort food, German cuisine’s got you covered. From savory schnitzel to spicy sausages, you’ll delight your tastebuds and fill your belly. Pretzels are one of the best German snacks, and this little restaurant serves up one that’s as big as a pizza:
Aurora Man Charged With Several Felonies for Alleged Oswego Cocaine Sales
An Aurora man was arrested by members of the Kendall County Police Assistance Team for alleged Cocaine sales in Oswego on Thursday. Kendall CPAT officials say 24 year-old Miguel Ortega Uribe of Aurora was taken into custody at a restaurant in the area of Route 30 and Douglas Rd.
3 Channahon-Minooka Area Foreclosures Up For Sale
CHANNAHON-MINOOKA, IL — Are you searching for a new home, but don't want to break the bank? . A tour of the most recently foreclosed properties in the Channahon-Minooka area could be a smart place to start!
Alleged Child Murderer Case Continued Until New Year
The defense attorney for an alleged child killer in Grundy County will be hiring an expert. Two months ago, 18-year-old Nicholas Fecarota of Minooka pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and demanded a jury trial.
Neighboring county coroner sounds alert again about drugs
MORRIS — Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan again issued a warning to drug users after a death call. The coroner’s office and Minooka Police are investigating the death of a 26 year old Braidwood woman, who, Callahan reports, was with a friend in an apartment in Minooka when she and her friend w
Braidwood City Council met December 11
APPROVAL OF MINUTES -November 27, 2018. Clerk-Resolution 18-24, Establishing Schedule of Regular Meetings for City Council, Zoning. Board and Braidwood Police Pension Board of Trustees for 2019.
Illinois town may nearly double mayor’s salary
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois community may nearly double the next mayor’s salary and also give raises to city council members. The Pantagraph reports Normal’s mayor makes $18,000 annually. The city council on Monday will consider increasing the salary to $32,000 starting May 1, 2021.
Minooka Man, Former Joliet Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Student
A Minooka man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child in Grundy County. In a Grundy County courtroom on Monday, 38-year-old Kyle Camp entered a blind guilty plea to the charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child under the age of 13, a class X felony.
Minooka Man Dies in Crash at Ridge Rd. and I-80
A 66 year-old Minooka man died following injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Minooka on Wednesday. The Will County Coroner's Office says Arthur Surges was pronounced dead at 1:07 p.m. on Wednesday at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Joliet center has gotten into his heart
Eight years ago, Larry Burich of Morris was standing inside the Center for Disability Services in Joliet. Although Burich, director of planning and facilities for the Joliet Park District, knew of the nonprofit, it was his first official visit.
Bourbonnais man convicted of double murder gets life sentence
JOLIET — A Bourbonnais man convicted in the 2016 bludgeoning deaths of a man and woman in a suburban Chicago auto body shop has been sentenced to life in prison. Will County Judge David Carlson this week sentenced 43-year-old William Krasawski. Krasawski was earlier convicted in the deaths of 48-yea
Joliet's Body Shop Murderer Sentenced By Judge Carlson
JOLIET, IL - Multiple murderer Billy Krasawski's days of living inside the Will County Jail are done. Late Thursday morning, Will County Circuit Judge David Carlson sentenced the now 43-year-old Bourbonnais man to live out the rest of his life at a yet-to-be determined Illinois Department of Correct
4 charged after stolen car leads police on chase from Coal City to McCormick Place
CHICAGO -- Four people have been charged in connection with ahigh-speed police pursuit that spanned more than 60 miles from Coal City to McCormick Place on Chicago's South Side.