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  • Photos: Images from the scene of the deadly Joliet plane crash

    A plane crashed Thursday morning near a house at 1812 Hampton Court in Joliet, killing the pilot and setting the home ablaze.
    July 21, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Judge: No bail reduction for Joliet slaying defendant

    JOLIET – A judge denied a bond reduction request Thursday for a Joliet man charged with murder.Rodol ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • Plane crash in Joliet leaves pilot dead and house damaged

    JOLIET – A plane crashed late Thursday morning on a residential street in Joliet, igniting a fire that destroyed much of a nearby two-story residence.
    July 21, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • Elmhurst School District 205 hires new assistant superintendent

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education confirmed that Mary Baum will be the next assistant superintendent for l ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Joliet slaying suspect: No lawyer needed

    JOLIET – A Joliet man told a judge Thursday he will represent himself on murder charges.Ray Robinson ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:29 pm
  • Happy hour might be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Evenings in Downers Grove may get a little boozier should the Village Council lift the restrictions of its happy hour alcohol sale.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for July 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Volunteers needed for oak rescue at Sterne’s Woods & Fen

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anyone interested in rescuing oaks from invasive plants can volunteer Sunday at Sterne’s Woods & Fen, 617 Hillside Drive, Crystal Lake.
    July 21, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • Giving Back to Lemont Free Concert is July 23

    LEMONT – The fourth annual Giving Back to Lemont Free Concert will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. July 23 in the open area next to Front Street Cantina, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • North Berwyn Park District to host 'The Good Dinosaur' as part of Movies in the Park

    BERWYN – The North Berwyn Park District will host a showing of "The Good Dinosaur" on July 21 as part of Movies in the Park.
    July 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in which he de ...
    July 21, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Cosley Zoo to present outdoor wine tasting

    WHEATON – Kids always have plenty to find at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton: more than 150 animals representing over 60 native Illinois species, duck and chick ...
    July 21, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Nicor begins work within La Grange's Central Business District

    LA GRANGE – Nicor was scheduled to begin work within La Grange's Central Business District on July 18, according to the village's website.
    July 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • Updated: Power restored in downtown Joliet area

    JOLIET – The downtown Joliet area – including the Will County Courthouse and the Joliet Police Department's main office – was briefly without power Th ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:30 am
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