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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


Police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 10:37 p.m. ET]. The shooter at the manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being fired Friday by the company where the shooting occurred, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday nigh


Rezin ready to go to bat for nuclear power plants

SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and state Rep. David Allen Welter (R-Morris) have sent a letter to Exelon Corp. requesting a meeting to discuss the company’s statement in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that they may close their generating stations at Dresden and Bra


Flooding at issue for Morris, more in Kankakee River basin

MORRIS – Threats of flash flooding, evacuations and icy conditions are among the issues raised for communities in the Kankakee River basin, officials said. The topic of flooding surfaced amid warnings for recent subzero weather when an ice jam formed along the Kankakee River near Wilmington.


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02


Morris High School to to bid for roof work

MORRIS – Sections of the Morris Community High School roof could be getting an update soon, after the District 101 Board of Education approved a resolution Monday allowing the school to seek bids.


$4 million Illinois lottery prize remains unclaimed

CHICAGO (WICS/WCCU) -- One lucky winner has just eight days left to claim a $4 million lottery prize. Illinois Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Chicago gas station on February 23, 2018.


Rezin pushes for fair electoral maps

State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, joined her Senate Republican colleagues in Springfield to ask Illinois residents to push for a fair maps amendment on the next ballot. She argued it would give voters the power to pick their legislators instead of letting legislators pick their voters, according to a


By combining resources, we can give more in Grundy

In the early days of the Community Foundation, Jim Baum and I spent a lot of time and energy encouraging collaboration and breaking down silos. We believed collaboration and partnership are the path to a greater quality of life in Grundy County … and we still do.


Fox Valley scoreboard for Thursday, Feb. 14

South Elgin 60, Barrington 51 (OT) Glenbard West -- Seaney 1 0-0 2, Heller 6 2-4 15, Thomas 2 0-0 4, Stutelberg 3 0-0 9, Adamski 1 2-6 4, O'Shea 2 1-1 5, Huff 4 3-4 11. Totals 19 8-15 50.


'Serious Structural Issues' Cited on I-80 Bridge in Joliet; Mayor Calls for Action from DOT's

Joliet's mayor says a bridge on I-80 that runs over the Des Plaines River has serious structural weaknesses, following a state inspection conducted. In a statement, Mayor Bob O'Dekirk says he has instructed Joliet public safety officials to begin coordinating with the county, state and Federal FEMA


Weekend In Will County's Jail: Feb. 16-17

JOLIET, IL - The following individuals were booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility since Friday, Feb. 15. Yovel Sullivan, 30, Chicago, arrested by Joliet Police on charges of theft/labor/services/property and obstructing of justice.


BREAKING: 6 Deceased, Including Shooter, in Aurora Shooting

Aurora Police officials say that six people are dead, including the shooter, in the workplace shooting that took place at the Henry Pratt building in Aurora. Police Chief Kristen Ziman says that the shooter has been identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin.


Ice Storm Warning In Effect Until 9 a.m.

An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect for Chicago including Joliet, Morris, Oswego, Ottawa and Aurora until 9 a.m. Significant total ice accumulations of up to half an inch. In Joliet we have a quarter of an inch ice accumulation. Freezing rain should taper off and end early this morning.


Area leaders react to government shutdown

MORRIS – After President Donald Trump announced a temporary deal last month to reopen the federal government, what resulted since begs the question of what it means to serve the nation in the interest of good governance.


Police: Joliet woman charged with battery, property damage

A 27-year-old Joliet woman was arrested on charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property. Shortly after 3 a.m. on Thursday, Destiny Kalata, 27, of the 3600 block of Shannon Court was arrested in the 3900 block of Squire’s Mill Road on charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to


BREAKING: Shooter Apprehended in Shooting Situation on West Side of Aurora in Industrial Complex

The city of Aurora is reporting via their social media that a shooter has been apprehended the shooter situation on the west side of Aurora Friday afternoon. The area is still on lockdown. As of 3 p.m. the shooter was apprehended.


Devices returned to family of former teacher charged with sex abuse

Several smartphones and computers will be returned to the husband and daughter of a former teacher who is charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Will County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Carole Cheney said the devices were found to “not have information pertinent to the case” against Dayna


Morris gains experience in loss to Kankakee

OTTAWA – When football coach Chip Kelly began running his fast-paced offense at Oregon, the idea was to run as many plays as possible. Kankakee's girls basketball team put Kelly's theory to work Tuesday night against Morris in the semifinals of the Class 3A Ottawa Regional, and the Kays, the state's