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Fatal ATV Crash Under Investigation In Kendall County

LITTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP, IL — A LaSalle County man was killed Sunday in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Kendall County, police said. Kendall County Sheriff's police said deputies were dispatched to the 17000 block of Sedgewick Road in Little Rock Township just after midnight for the reported the single

PATCH - 2018-06-21 20:05:19

Plant Causing Blindness, 3rd-Degree Burns Grows In Illinois

As you've probably heard by now, giant hogweed, an invasive species of plant that can leave you with third-degree burns or blind, was recently discovered in Virginia. But what you might not know is that researchers previously found the plant in Illinois, too — specifically, it's been spotted in Cook

PATCH - 2018-06-21 17:52:44

Another Horrible Wreck On I-80 | 1340 WJOL

Two semis tangles on eastbound I-80 before the Des Plaines River Bridge around 5:00 yesterday afternoon. No word on injuries to the drivers.Traffic was backed up in Rockdale and Joliet, and affected many of the ancillary roads in and around the area.

WJOL.COM - 2018-06-21 12:58:36

'Wolf' Sightings Reported In Illinois | PatchPM

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PATCH - 2018-06-20 21:20:35

Wheaton Fourth Of July Fireworks: 2018 Guide

WHEATON, IL — Wondering where to celebrate 4th of July in and around Wheaton? This guide will help you find nearby fireworks displays, carnival rides, and other Independence Day events in Chicago's western suburbs.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 23:50:43

Aurora Store Owner Recognizes Alleged Robber On Street: Cops

AURORA, IL — An Aurora man was arrested after a local convenience store owner recognized him from surveillance footage of a recent burglary. Rodney Slaughter, 47 of the 600 block of S. River St., allegedly broke into the convenience store in the 800 block of Oliver around 2:20 a.m. on June 9 and sto

PATCH - 2018-06-21 22:55:40

Downers Grove Man, Ex-Teacher, Charged Criminal Sexual Assault

DOWNERS GROVE, IL — A Downers Grove man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor while teaching in Roselle. Jared Wissmiller, 28, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony count of criminal sexual assault as part of a plea deal in

PATCH - 2018-06-20 21:09:40

Morton Arboretum gets giant troll statues

Six 15- to 20-foot-tall trolls made of recycled wood are emerging from the woods at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Troll Hunt officially begins June 22 when the Morton Arboretum’s latest outdoor art exhibit opens at the 1,700-acre facility. The sculptures are the work of Danish artist Thomas Dambo,

CLTV.COM - 2018-06-21 17:24:46

Joliet West High School, Joliet, Illinois - June 2018

Joliet West High School is a 9-12 school in District 204, and is located at 401 N Larkin Avenue in Joliet, Illinois. There are currently 111 homes for sale ranging from $48,100 to $414,900.


Dying Teen Presumed Dead Starts Breathing Under Sheet | PatchPM

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AP Sources: Homeland Security secretary drafting order to end family separation at border

Homeland Security secretary is drafting an order to end family separation at the border, but it was unclear Wednesday morning if President Donald Trump will sign it, sources told the Associated Press.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-06-20 11:20:30

12 Arrested For Drug, Firearms Trafficking In Elgin

ELGIN, IL – Authorities arrested 12 people in recent weeks following an investigation into mid-level drug and firearms trafficking that had been occurring in the city, police said Tuesday. The Elgin Police Department's special investigations division launched the investigation in late 2017. Since th


Joliet Man Jumps To Death Off East-Side Bridge

JOLIET, IL - A 55-year-old Joliet man died from multiple injuries this week after jumping off one of Joliet's bridges. Octavio Vargas, 55, was pronounced dead around 4:20 p.m. on Monday after being rushed by ambulance to Silver Cross Hospital's emergency room. Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil said


Oswego Police Officials Seeking Information on Armed Robbery Incident at Hudson Crossing Park

The victims, two male teens, reported to officers that a black male displayed a black handgun; the suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival.

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-06-20 12:30:00

Plainfield July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

PLAINFIELD, IL — It's almost time for the ultimate summer celebration: The 4th of July 2018 is right around the corner, and area communities are gearing up for Independence Day celebrations, complete with fireworks, food, live music and more. Here's a look at how and when area towns are celebrating.


DuPage County Warrant Of The Week

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — A La Salle woman has been chosen as DuPage County Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday," according to a post on the sheriff department's Facebook page. Samantha Schillaci, 33, is wanted for charges of burglary.

PATCH - 2018-06-20 14:48:23

Wolfs Crossing Elementary School, Aurora, Illinois - June 2018

Wolfs Crossing Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 308, and is located at 3015 Heggs Road in Aurora, Illinois. There are currently 26 homes for sale ranging from $144,999 to $329,900.


Will County Jail Blotter: Terrible Tuesdays

KEVIN TUNTLAND, 39, 300 block of East Washington Street, which is the MorningStar Mission, Joliet, arrested by Will County on two counts of domestic battery.


Joliet man gets 10 years for sexually assaulting son's sleeping babysitter

Victor Reyes-Jacobo, 34, pleaded guilty in March to a felony count of criminal sexual assault in the Dec. 4, 2015 attack, according to the Will County State's Attorney's Office.


Joliet Man Not Guilty Of Class X Felony Drug Charges

JOLIET, IL - Back in March, 35-year-old Joliet residentMarcus Gantgot pulled over bythe Bolingbrook Police Department. They took him to the Will County jail where Gant drew a $500,000 bail. He was charged with a Class X felony drug charge. But unlike most inmates, Gant, who lives in the 200 block of