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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Former Palatine Man Convicted of Pimping Out Teens, Woman

Fabriel "Face" Delaney , 28, was found guilty on Sept. 4 by a federal jury on charges of sex trafficking by force, fraud, coercion and sex trafficking of minors, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Tinley Park, IL, Joliet, IL

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Petitions Available for School Board Elections in Will County

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots on Monday announced that that petitions for members of the boards of education and school directors in the following school districts are available in the county clerk's office : Chaney-Monge SD No. 88, Channahon SD No.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Channahon, IL, Joliet, IL, Mokena, IL, New Lenox, IL

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

Valley View Teacher Launches Drug Addiction Support Group at Bolingbrook High School

After she attended a Romeoville community forum designed to educate local residents on what has become a nationwide drug abuse crisis, Pioneer Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Kimberly Hanahan knew she needed to do something to help families dealing with the issue. On Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Romeoville, IL

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

Mosquitoes Still Testing Positive for West Nile: Health Department

Colder weather means fewer mosquitoes to test, but the Will County Health Department has collected West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes from two locations that had not previously yielded positive results in 2014. Mosquito samples collected by Will County Environmental Health from monitoring sites in Homer Glen and Plainfield tested positive for West Nile Virus Wednesday, September 10. Samples from a Bolingbrook monitoring site also tested positive.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Weather, Homer Glen, IL, Plainfield, IL, Bolingbrook, IL

14 hrs ago | WJOL-AM Joliet

Water Battle Continues; Coalition has No Plans to Slow Down

Who knows where the road finally ends, but the effort continues for the cities trying to break away from Illinois American Water by eminent domain to form their own not-for-profit Northern Will County Water Agency. The agency had a meeting last week, making official what we reported on a while back: the coalition's compensating of legal fees to Illinois American Water for the first lawsuit that they were told to refile.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Bolingbrook, IL, Homer Glen, IL, Romeoville, IL, Woodridge, IL

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

Silver Cross Stops Frankfort Man's Stroke, Identifies Brain Malformation

Eric Lesiak is no stranger to excruciating headaches. He had lived with them for years.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Medicine, Headache, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer

Patch.com

Will County DUI Arrests

Sept. 14: Angelica Favela, 42, of the 400 block of Harwood, Joliet, was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the Will County jail on charges of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, improper traffic lane use, disregarding a stop sign and illegal transportation of alcohol, police said. Sept.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL, Lockport, IL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Free Press

Guest blog

Guestbook submissions are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, IL, Coal City, IL

Examiner.com

Civil War research case study of William Long or Lang, part 2

With a goal to write a short narrative of William Long or Lang during the Civil War era and afterward, this article will discuss the sources, citations and information gleaned from each record type. The second step in the Board for Certification of Genealogists Genealogical Proof Standards reads that the genealogist will provide accurate citations for all sources.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Illinois, Frankfort, IL, Joliet, IL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Southtown Star

SD 122 board member sues board over legal bill

New Lenox School District 122 Board member Maureen Broderick is suing the school board because it declined to pay a bill of $5,787 that she incurred in legal action stemming from a 2013 fight over a candidate's right to run for the board. In her lawsuit, filed Sept.

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Patch.com

Joliet Man Jailed After Crashing Into New Lenox Tree: Cops

A Joliet man split after crashing his car into a tree but was tracked down by the cops and jailed. Matthew Mech, 26, was charged with driving under the influence, failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash, leaving the scene of an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL, New Lenox, IL

Patch.com

Man Claiming He Was Beaten in Jail 8 Years Ago Suing Sheriff & 5 Deputies

A man claiming he was beaten in the Will County jail more than eight years ago sued the sheriff and five of his deputies. Daniel Fox said a few deputies "battered, beat and kicked him" in June 2006, according to the lawsuit he filed Thursday in Will County court.

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Related Topix: Minooka, IL

Patch.com

Coroner Identifies Truck Driver Found Unresponsive on I-55

The Will County Coroner's office has identified a man who was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive on southbound I-55 near Route 6 near Channahon. John J. Dempsey, 61, of Morris, was pronounced dead at around 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Presence St. Joseph Medical Center emergency room, according to the coroner.

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Related Topix: Channahon, IL, Morris, IL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Southtown Star

Local musicians impress at Celtic Fest

When Casey Moss opened at Will County Celtic Fest, there wasn't a huge crowd at first. But the people who listened were impressed.

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Related Topix: Lockport, IL

The Southtown Star

Open burning no big deal in Will County?

The controversial issue of open burning has persisted for years in Will County, but new data supplied by the land use department indicates that it's not a major problem. Between March 2012 and Aug. 15, the department received 118 calls regarding open burning in unincorporated areas, and 17 were found to not involve a violation, land use department director Curt Paddock told the county board's public health and safety committee on Thursday.

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The Southtown Star

Will County may tighten zoning rules for medical pot

Will County officials may take another look at the county's regulations on medical marijuana cultivation centers to determine whether they should be more restrictive. At Thursday's meeting of the county board's executive committee, board member Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, suggested that a special-use zoning permit be required for the businesses.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Frankfort, IL, Manhattan, IL, Agriculture, Science

Patch.com

Charges Dropped Against Plainfield YouTube Celebrity After Reported 'Swatting' Incident

Marijuana possession charges have been dropped against a Plainfield man and his girlfriend after they were victims of an alleged "swatting" incident in which someone phoned in a phony report to Plainfield police last month. Alexander Wachs and Kelly Popp, both 24, were arrested Aug. 17 after police responded to their Thornwood Boulevard home for a report of an armed and suicidal subject.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, IL

Patch.com

Will County School Board Petitions Available Starting Sept. 23

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots this week announced that petitions for members of the boards of education and school directors in those school districts which fall under the jurisdiction of the Will County Clerk, will be available on or after Sept. 23, in the County Clerk's Office .

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Manteno News

Manteno Musings

Senior Assistance The Will County Center for Community Concerns will process Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications for seniors 60-plus and for households that collect disability from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 N. Conrad Street, Peotone. Applicants must bring social security cards for all household members, electric and gas bills and income verification from all sources.

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Related Topix: Manteno, IL, Peotone, IL, Kankakee, IL, Bourbonnais, IL, Breakfast, Life, Food

Patch.com

DUI, Hit and Run, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Blotter

Steven V. Onesto, 45, of the 15500 block of Nolan Court, in Homer Glen was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage following a traffic stop at 135th Street and I-355. He was issued an October 2 court date at the Will County Court House.

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Related Topix: Homer Glen, IL, Darien, IL

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