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The Southtown Star
National Take Back Day for drugs this Saturday
The public will have a chance to rid their homes of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on National Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Insurance Co. Sues Will County & 12 Towns, Alleges Failure to Avert 'Sewer Water Invasion'
An insurance company is suing Will County and a dozen towns for allegedly failing to make adequate preparations for last spring's torrential rainfall .
Police Blotter: Man charged after shooting vehicle with BB gun
These are incidents reported by the Naperville Police Department. Where charges have been filed, the report includes when and where the suspect was stopped or taken into custody and the nature of the charges.
Hemmings Auto Blogs
Joliet, Illinois, 1970s
It seems that in the course of our carspotting exercises, we've come across plenty of photos from the late late 1970s or early early 1980s that are pretty hard to pin down based on the ages of the cars in the scene.
Louise Frances Benson, 86, late resident of Essington Place and previous long-time resident of Wilmington IL, passed on peacefully to meet her Lord and Savior, surrounded by family, at Presence St Joseph's Hospital in Joliet, IL on April 21, 2014.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Hour Long Stand Off In Plainfield Leads to One Arrest
Plainfield Police have informed WJOL that a domestic disturbance that took place on Tuesday afternoon led the arrest of one man after a stand off with police.
Drunken Joliet Woman Passed Out at Orland Park Intersection Thought She Was in Channahon: Cops
A Joliet woman found passed out behind the wheel of her car at an Orland Park intersection told the cops she thought she was in Channahon, police said.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Set for this Saturday
It's a lighthearted way of addressing a a very serious issue. The 5th annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" is being held this Saturday at Guardian Angel to raise awareness of sexual assault.
Manley Hosts Heroin Task Force Hearing in Plainfield
Submitted by the office of State Rep. Natalie Manley : The state's Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force will submit a report later this year on recommendations for programs and prevention methods for schools to implement.
Remembering John Houbolt: the Man Who Gave Us Lunar Orbit Rendezvous
The space community lost a colossus of the of the Apollo era last week, when John Houbolt passed away last Tuesday just five days after his 95th birthday.
Teen Dies in Joliet Township Shooting: Police [UPDATE]
Written by Shannon Antinori Updated at 9 p.m. A 16-year-old boy died Monday after a broad-daylight shooting in Joliet Township, Will County Sheriff's police confirmed.
Windsor Park Names New Dining Services Director
Marco Hetterich was named dining services director at Windsor Park, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities.
Local Jobs: JJC, Meijer, Ice Sports Center Now Hiring
Welcome to Job Central, our weekly column listing local job advertisements and descriptions.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
The Southtown Star
JJC planetarium boasts new digital projector
Maurer is director of the Herbert F. Trackman Planetarium at Joliet Junior College.
Teen Shot in Joliet Township Has Died
WJOL has learned that a teenage boy was shot and killed in Joliet Township on Monday afternoon.
Joliet Fire Department to Conduct Training Near Plainfield South High School
The Joliet Fire Department is scheduled to conduct live training evolutions at the southeast corner of Caton Farm and Ridge roads on May 13-15 and 28, as well as June 12. The intersection is located near Plainfield South High School, 7800 Caton Farm Road.
Merichka's Celebrates 81st Anniversary, Considers Second Location
Could there soon be a second location for one of the Joliet area's oldest restaurants? On Friday, the famous home of the poor boy, Merichka's, celebrated its 81st anniversary.
Joliet Symphony Orchestra has Two Special Performances this Weekend
As Ernie Banks would say, LET'S PLAY TWO !! The Joliet Symphony Orchestra has a special double-header coming up this weekend.
Raises for Will County officials off the table
Salaries of all elected Will County officials will remain frozen after the county board on Thursday failed to bring the issue to a vote.
Will County DUI Arrests: April 21
Joliet April 20: Jeffrey G. Jendryczka, 29, of the 1900 block of Calla, Joliet, was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the county jail on charges of DUI, driving 1-10 mph over the limit and following too closely, police said.