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  • Local agencies sound off on state shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois lawmakers in Springfield continue the blame game over a budget impasse, leaders of local nonprofits and social service agenc ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Joliet church holds prayer for child, senior care state programs

    JOLIET – Local resident Zatella Massey has seen the difference between a nursing home and at-home care for the elderly.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Joliet Junior College bans tobacco at five locations, including Joliet, Romeoville, Morris,

    JOLIET – Wednesday will prove either a relief or burden for Joliet Junior College students and staff as smoking on each of its campuses is banned more ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Joliet police seize gun, check ID, rescue dogs

    JOLIET – Police reportedly found a loaded gun in a gang member’s car Monday.Joliet Deputy Chief Ed G ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Crest Hill wastewater treatment consolidation more likely

    CREST HILL – It’s looking more likely that wastewater in Crest Hill will be treated at one plant.May ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Five men arrested early Tuesday in Joliet car burglaries

    JOLIET – Five men were arrested early Tuesday after police say they caught them stealing items from parked cars in Joliet.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Kaneland graduate releases 5th published novel

    Tammy Schmidt, a 1993 graduate of Kaneland High School and a Northern Illinois University graduate, said she hopes people enjoy her fifth published no ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Kane County Sheriff's deputies take part in fundraising event

    Kane County Sheriff's Deputy Deanna Koffenberger delivers a customer's meal Tuesday at Culver's in St. Charles as part of ButterBurgers & Badges, a fu ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Batavia to host its annual 4th of July fireworks show

    BATAVIA – Batavia will have its annual fireworks sky concert Saturday. Observation areas for the show will be at Engstrom Park at Main Street and Mill ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Batavia aldermen address stormwater funding

    BATAVIA – Aldermen at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting discussed a funding gap between what the city is currently spending on stormwater relat ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • A passion for wildlife

    ELBURN – Laura Kirk, 29, of Oswego, was promoted to the position of director of animal care at Elburn-based Fox Valley Wildlife Center by its board of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • JoJo the Clown to lead Fourth of July bike parade in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE – JoJo the Clown has her Clown Victoria decorated in its bright colors and flowers, and it will be ready to go for the Sugar Grove Fourth ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Semi overturns; driver suffers minor injuries

    GENEVA – A semitrailer turning east on East State Street from south Kirk Road in Geneva overturned Tuesday as it turned a corner, injuring the driver ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Downers Grove Park District approves plans to issue $4.5 million in bonds for land purchase

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Park District Board of Commissioners has approved its plans to issue $4.5 million in bonds to purchase 14.8 acres of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Downers Grove Girl Scouts donate pet supplies to humane society

    DOWNERS GROVE – A group of eight Girl Scouts in Troop 50420 of Downers Grove have collected nearly 800 items for the West Suburban Humane Society as p ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:17 pm
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