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Wacky Wednesday: Will Co. Jail Feb. 20

JOLIET, IL - It's time for a look at who's been incarcerated at Will County's Jail since Tuesday. Here's some of the new inmates and why they are locked away. Nathaniel Crider, 24, 2300 block of Webster Avenue, Joliet, arrested by Will County Sheriff's Office on charges of grooming. A criminal compl


Aurora Shooter's Former Friend Says She Warned Police He Was Violent and Armed Years Ago

A woman who says she had a brief but stormy relationship with Aurora gunman Gary Martin, says she became frightened of a man who she remembers as “very controlling”. “He always threatened me,” the woman told NBC 5. “He has even told me because he knew my schedule, he said I know when you leave, I kn


Early Voting kicks off Thursday, Feb. 21 at Will County Clerk

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that Thursday, Feb. 21 is the first day to take part in Early Voting for the April 2 Consolidated Election. Those who wish to vote early can do so from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from Feb. 21 through Election Day at the Will County Clerk's Office, 302 N


Gov. Pritzker Says Illinois Needs Gun Reform

CHICAGO (CBS)–Since CBS 2 revealed Monday that shooter Gary Martin’s FOID card was revoked, it’s a wonder why he was still in possession of a gun. Aurora police say they could find no record that Illinois State Police notified them about it.


Top 10 Subdivisions in Plainfield, IL - February 2019

The Plainfield subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Pine Cone Woods with an average sale price of $640,000. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Plainfield was Carillon with 119 sales.


Aurora Gunman's Family: 'We Deeply Apologize' for Shootings

The family of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse is offering condolences to the victims' families, with one relative saying "we deeply apologize" for the killings.


Plainfield Park Board President Heads Statewide Association

PLAINFIELD, IL — Mary Kay Ludemann, president of the Plainfield Park District, was recently elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) Board of Trustees. As an IAPD Trustee, Ludemann will assist the association with its mission of advancing Illinois park districts, forest preserve


Illinois lawmaker puts the brakes on mileage tax proposal

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would test a mileage tax for vehicles driving on state roads has been tabled, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Chicago Democrat Marcus Evans last week filed House Bill 2864, establishing a pilot program for a 2.1-cent tax on every mile a vehicle is driven on state roads.


CAPE Candidates Forum Rescheduled Again

PLAINFIELD, IL — First it was the weather; now, a scheduling conflict has prompted another rescheduling of District 202's CAPE organization school board candidate forum. CAPE will now host the forum at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 for the four Board of Education candidates seeking election on April


SWAT Teams Respond To Barricade Situation In Park Manor; Nearby School Locked Down

CHICAGO (CBS) — A South Side elementary school has been locked down, as police surround a Park Manor home, where a man has barricade himself inside after officers responded to a domestic dispute.


Wintry mix overnight could make for messy Will County commute

The National Weather Service implemented a winter weather advisory from 3 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Will County area, after predicting a wintry mix that could start overnight.


I-80 bridge, warehouses get attention at City Council meeting

Joliet officials on Tuesday announced first steps to ensure the safety of the Interstate 80 bridge but heard from residents saying Joliet should slow down warehousing until local infrastructure gets fixed.


Illinois State Police: Trooper injured in crash during traffic stop

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a tractor semi-trailer sideswiped his squad car. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Feb. 18, 2019.


Illinois small business cuts 6 jobs immediately after $15 minimum wage hike

A vinyl graphics business in southwestern Illinois wasn’t planning to downsize. But the state’s $15 minimum wage hike has forced the owners to cut six jobs. Shane Moore and Tracy Ross tripled their business after buying a local vinyl wrap and graphics shop and rebranding it Fenix 5ive in Wood River,


Lockport Park District Plans Spring Events

LOCKPORT, IL — Although it may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner. With the arrival of spring comes a whole new batch of events hosted by Lockport Township Park District. First up, the park district will hold a Spring Break Camp from April 1 through April 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Lawyer: 911 Dispatcher Was Found Nude, Had Injuries

CHANNAHON, IL - When women commit suicide, statistics show, they rarely use a gun. It's even more rare for a completely naked woman to end her own life by shooting herself in the head. But last February, Samantha Harer, the 23-year-old emergency dispatcher, was found nude, fatally shot in the side o


Joliet Man Charged In Channahon Grooming Case

JOLIET, IL - A 24-year-old Joliet man who lives on Webster Avenue was booked into the Will County Jail around 6 a.m. Wednesday in connection with felony charges of unlawful grooming. A criminal complaint was filed last Friday, Feb. 15 charging Nathaniel Crider with the Class 4 felony offense.


Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo surfaces on central Illinois campus

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A University of Illinois yearbook photo of 22 men, over the title Ku Klux Klan just recently surfaced and though the photograph was taken nearly 100 years ago, it sparked an enormous response online.


Girls Basketball: Even in sectional defeat, Olivia Ross and Foxes savor 'amazing' run

PLAINFIELD – Olivia Ross stole the ball, dove to the court and from her knees shoveled a pass to a teammate for an open shot. That frustrating scenario repeated itself over and over for Yorkville Tuesday in the Class 4A Plainfield North Sectional semifinal.


Fatal Crash In Manhattan Kills New Lenox Man

The Will County Coroner releasing the name of the man killed in yesterday’s crash in Manhattan. Forty-nine year old James Harbin Jr. from New Lenox was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:30 a.m. at Cedar Road and Baker Road. Harbin was the driver of a pickup truck that collided with sem