3 hrs ago
The Daily Republic
Celebrated dance instructor takes a bow
"The moment I took that first class I loved it," Smith said. "I always say, 'You have to teach them to love the art before you teach them the art.'
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7 hrs ago
2 accused of stealing at least $50,000 from area casinos
Two New York men have been charged with stealing at least $50,000 from casinos in Elgin, Aurora and Joliet by using forged credit cards in March 2013, according to Kane County court records and the Illinois attorney general's office.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Southtown Star
Power outages and ice follow the rain and snow
The Southland got walloped by a late season snowstorm Wednesday that caused some power outages, snarled the morning commute and generally created a big mess.
The Doings Weekly
Police blotter: 4 charged with DUIs
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments.
Cooperative Effort Leads to Drug Bust Involving Two Joliet Convenience Stores
Three men have been arrested in a cocaine and stolen merchandise bust that targeted two Joliet convenience stores.
Get Home Safely This St. Patrick's Day
Planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a few drinks? Then plan ahead for your ride home.
Snow Means Late Start at Some Local Schools
With a winter storm warning in effect until 11 a.m. , some local schools have announced schedule changes.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Bolingbrook Blotter: Burglars Toss Bricks Threw Windows; DUI Arrests, Disorderly Conduct
Feb. 22 Alex Vazquez, 26, of the 20000 block of Superior Court, Crest Hill, was arrested at 4:18 a.m. at Bolingbrook Drive and Brook Court and charged with DUI, improper lane use and no insurance, police said.
Metal Center News
7-2010 MCN Case Study: Christy Metals
Christy Metals' success is as much about the evolution of the red metals market as it is about the Chicago-based service center's strategy.
USF Graduate Diane Nilan to Receive Sister Clark Award Wed Night
Diane Nilan, the founder of Will County's first homeless shelter.....Will County PADS.....will be returning to Joliet Wednesday evening to be honored by her alma mater, the University of Saint Francis.
Get Your Health Coverage Questions Answered March 22 in Joliet
The open enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act is less than three weeks away, and the Will County Community Health Center is planning one final push for those wishing to enroll before the March 31 deadline.
Mall Pizza Chain Files for Bankruptcy Again
The New York-based Sbarro pizza chain has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in less than three years.
Vilaseca Daycare Fighting for Survival; Fundraiser Today at Heroes West
The Vilaseca Josephine Daycare Center is looking for your assistance during their time of need, as a series of fundraising events and activities have been planned.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
New Lenox Woman, 42, Killed by Metra Train in New Lenox
A 42-year-old New Lenox woman was struck and killed by a Metra train near Vine St. and Route 30 in New Lenox Monday afternoon.
New Lenox Cops Crack Theft Ring & Confiscate Coke From Joliet Convenience Store: Police
A six-week undercover shoplifting investigation led the New Lenox cops to raid two Joliet convenience stores, arrest three men and seize 35 grams of cocaine, police said.
Man Attacked Mother in Spat Over Spilled Soda, Broken Phone: Cops
A man faces a felony aggravated battery charge after allegedly injuring his mother during an argument on Sunday.
Joliet's Department Restaurant to Close
The Department, 205 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet, is closing. On Friday, an employee who identified himself as a manager said the restaurant will close on March 15. The staffer said the building owner has opted to lease the site to a new tenant.
Manhunt Monday: Have You Seen Framiro A. Alcantar?
Crime Stoppers of Will County is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Framiro A. Alcantar.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The Southtown Star
Will County Board District 9 incumbents face challenge
One of the few contested races in the March 18 primary election in Will County is in District 9 of the county board, where a political newcomer is trying to unseat one of two incumbents.
Will County DUI Arrests: March 10
Joliet March 7: Adolfo Martinez, 45, of the 3900 block of Landings, Joliet, was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the Will County jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving 1-10 mph over the limit, driving without a license and driving an uninsured vehicle, police said.