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Police Make Another Street Racing Arrest In Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IL — Police in Plainfield say they have made yet another arrest in connection with a series of street racing videos posted to YouTube over the summer. Twenty-six-year-old Ian Whelton, of Manchesney Park, Illinois, turned himself in Dec. 10, authorities said. He was charged with two count

PATCH - 2018-12-12 16:18:00

Station One Smokehouse To Open In Plainfield's Old Firehouse

PLAINFIELD, IL — Station One Smokehouse is coming to Plainfield. The central Texas-style barbecue restaurant will open in the old firehouse in downtown Plainfield on Tuesday, Dec. 18, said co-owner and head chef Brad Hudetz in a news release.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 15:23:00

Plainfield Police Warn Of Squirrels, 'Scourge Of Holiday Lights'

PLAINFIELD, IL — Squirrels can be a scourge of holiday light displays, police in Plainfield are warning after receiving several calls about lights being cut. After a thorough investigation, however, police determined the lights weren't cut at all, they were chewed.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 00:07:00

'Chat With The Chiefs' Scheduled For Monday, Dec. 18

PLAINFIELD, IL — Enjoy a cup of coffee and a doughnut with police and fire chiefs from Plainfield and Oswego. Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek, Plainfield Fire Protection District Chief David Riddle and Oswego Fire Protection District Chief Mike Veseling will hold another "Chat with the Chiefs"

PATCH - 2018-12-12 19:34:00

Naperville Boy Charged With Threatening to 'Shoot Up the School'

A boy was charged Tuesday with threatening to shoot up his junior high school in west suburban Naperville. The juvenile was charged with a felony count of “false report of a threat to a school” and was released the same day to his parents’ custody on home detention, according to a statement from the

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-12-12 14:46:01

Plainfield Students Volunteer At Joliet Animal Shelter: Video

PLAINFIELD, IL — Students with the Plainfield School District 202 recently volunteered at Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue in Joliet as part of the district's Building Academic and Social/Emotional Skills (BASES) program, officials said.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 17:30:00

Indian Trail Middle School, Plainfield, Illinois - December 2018

Indian Trail Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 202, and is located at 14723 S Eastern Avenue in Plainfield, Illinois. There are currently 33 homes for sale ranging from $44,900 to $1,150,000.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 17:55:00

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.

WSPY NEWS - 2018-12-12 12:19:00

Boy Threatened To 'Shoot Up School' In Naperville: Police

NAPERVILLE, IL --- A Naperville boy faces felony charges after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up the school" in a post in an online chatroom Monday. Police say the post, which threatened Washington Junior High School, was reported by someone who was in the same chatroom and became concerned.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 21:21:00

Will County Executive Larry Walsh Undergoing Chemo Treatments

Will County Executive Larry Walsh, 70, announced that he has started chemotherapy treatments following another cancer diagnosis. Walsh was previously diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent treatment in 2014.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 02:11:00

Police Secrecy In Samantha Harer Case Stinks: Ferak Column

CHANNAHON, IL — This week marks the 10-month anniversary since a 2016 University of St. Francis criminal justice graduate who worked as a WESCOM 911 dispatcher died after a suffering gunshot wound inside her tiny apartment in Channahon. Authorities have still not said whether 23-year-old Samantha Ha

PATCH - 2018-12-10 06:20:00

Mugshot Mondays: Will County Jail Dec. 10

JOLIET, IL - Mugshot Mondays represent a time to look back and learn the latest detentions that occurred across Will County over the weekend. Here's a sampling of the new inmates.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 05:19:00

Finish your Shopping at Dept. 56-Hallmark Collector's Estate Liquidation Sale - over 200+ iatems

CASH ONLY ----- NO BILLS OVER $20 WILL BE ACCEPTED. DEPT. 56 - (ORIGINAL SNOW VILLAGE COLLECTION - OVER 200 ITEMS) John Barrett posted in Easy buy/sell-Lemont, Bolingbrook, Romeoville Area.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 22:56:00

Cook Co. Investigator Arrested For Route 59 Retail Thefts

JOLIET, IL - A 47-year-old Cook County Corrections investigator who lives in Romeoville spent a good portion of his weekend behind bars at Will County's Jail after Joliet Police busted him for a series of retail thefts at the Kohl's on Route 59, according to police. Amarildo Ponce was arrested on ch

PATCH - 2018-12-11 15:28:00

Cops: Cocaine Dealer Had Fake $20s At Route 59 Restaurant

JOLIET, IL - A 37-year-old Chicago man has posted bond to get out of the Will County Jail after Joliet Police arrested Randy Thomas in connection with allegations that he tried to pay for his food at the Culver's restaurant with fake $20 bills. Joliet Police later determined that Thomas was a suspec

PATCH - 2018-12-11 03:54:00

Joliet Police: He Punched Woman In Face, Kicked Her Child

JOLIET, IL - A 47-year-old Joliet man wound up in the Will County Jail last week after Joliet Police say he punched a woman in her face after kicking her child. As a result of the encounter, Joliet Police hauled off Rodolfo Paredez Sr. on charges of domestic battery while Rodolfo Paredez Jr. 24, was

PATCH - 2018-12-11 15:58:00

Batavia Woman Charged With Felony Theft At Oswego Target

OSWEGO, IL — Police in Oswego say 35-year-old Lindsey Dawn McDowell, of Batavia, Illinois, was charged with felony theft and aggravated battery of a police officer after she attempted to leave a local Target department store Monday morning with more than $400 worth of merchandise without paying.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:30:00

Channahon Police Use Spiked Stop Sticks To Slow High Speed Police Chase

Channahon police being credited with slowing down a high speed chase that started in Coal City overnight. Coal City Sgt. Tom Logan tells WJOL that at 1:30 this morning, police noticed suspicious activity regarding a vehicle in town. When police tried to stop the car the driver attempted to ram the o

WJOL.COM - 2018-12-11 15:18:49

Filing Starts Today In Plainfield Village Trustee Elections

PLAINFIELD, IL — Three Village of Plainfield Trustee positions are up for election on April 2, and today is the first day to file if you're interested in running. The Village Clerk began accepting petitions this morning at 9 a.m. and the last day to file is next Monday, December 17, by 5 p.m.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 15:46:00

Terrible Tuesdays: Will County Jail Dec. 11

JOLIET, IL - Terrible Tuesdays is here. It's a chance to learn about the newest intakes at the Will County Jail from Monday, Dec, 10. Dominic Megrant, 27, Lily Lane, Romeoville, arrested by Braidwood Police on two charges of unlawful possession of controlled substances.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 15:38:00