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15 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Knocked out by storms, Will County jail video visits resuming, some

The Will County jail at 95 S. Chicago St. in Joliet is part of the sheriff's department, which was over budget last year and will be again this year.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL

Yesterday | WAND-TV Decatur

County running out of space to kept records

The director of Will County's records management department tells The Herald-News in Joliet his staff already maintains more than 10,000 boxes of records.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

Monee EMA Has "Accomplished Much"

Monee's Emergency Management Agency program has been moving forward and making impressive progress over the past year, in spite of numerous obstacles that have surfaced along the way.

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Related Topix: Monee, IL

The Southtown Star

Residents invited to Illiana meeting in Wilmington

An informational meeting about the proposed Illiana tollway, which is expected to impact much of eastern Will County, is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. July 16 at city hall in Wilmington, according to a press release about the meeting.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, IL

The Beacon-News

Wet weather breeds bumper crop of mosquitoes

Don't allow water to stand in cans, containers, pots, discarded tires, or other water-holding containers on your property.

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Related Topix: Weather, Entomology, Science, West Nile Virus, Health, Naperville, IL, St. Charles, IL

Free Press

Seniors discuss generation-specific needs after storm

ELWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT Officer Ken Jaburek explained to the seniors gathered for Tuesday's TRIAD meeting that village officials are working diligently to get a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 53 and Mississippi Avenue.

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Related Topix: Braidwood, IL, Elwood, IL

Sunherald.com

EXCHANGE: Workplace garden boosts morale

"Most of our jobs are desk jobs," said Muppa, who works as a communicable disease investigator for the Will County Health Department.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Joliet, IL, University Park, IL

NBC Chicago

Illinois Lawmakers Study Heroin "Epidemic"

Statistics can help understand part of the story but they can't begin to describe the depths and consequences of a human being's dependency on this drug.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Spring Valley, IL, Bureau County, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Free Press

City powered up, cutting up

NICK HANSEN stands by as a city backhoe picks up a load of brush on Canal Street Monday.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, IL, Joliet, IL

Patch.com

Second Man Charged with Robbing Bolingbrook Delivery Drivers

A second suspect was arrested in Joliet this week in connection with the armed robbery of two food delivery drivers in Bolingbrook.

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Related Topix: Bolingbrook, IL, Joliet, IL

Patch.com

New Joliet Dog Park Opens July 19

Submitted by the Forest Preserve District of Will County: The Forest Preserve District of Will County will get its fifth dog park, and the City of Joliet its first, when Rock Run Preserve - McClintock Road Access opens on July 19 during a special celebration.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL, Shorewood, IL, Naperville, IL, Homer Glen, IL, Wilmington, IL

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

Patch.com

ShareFest Needs to Raise $10,000 in 30 Days: Can You Help?

In May, ShareFest announced plans to undertake its first ever home makeover project.

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Related Topix: New Lenox, IL, Joliet, IL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Southtown Star

News briefs: Lemont Heritage Fest set for Saturday

Lemont, which bills itself as the "Village of Faith," will be a village of fun Saturday, when it hosts its 24th annual Heritage Fest from 4 to 11 p.m. in the downtown area.

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Related Topix: Lemont, IL, Joliet, IL

Patch.com

Plainfield Woman Gets 52 Years For Setting Up, Gunning Down Former Lover

Gabriela Escutia said she didn't mean to kill the man she pumped a bullet into at close range after luring him to his execution.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, IL, Joliet, IL, Violent Crime

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Patch.com

Will County DUI Arrests: July 7

Joliet July 4: Mary Eichelberger, 55, of the 0-100 block of William, Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police and booked into the Will County jail on a charge of DUI, according to jail records.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL, Plainfield, IL

Patch.com

Plainfield Blotter: Woman Charged With DUI, Reckless Driving, Fleeing

July 4 Caitlin Arena, 24, of the 24000 block of Jordan, Plainfield, was arrested by Plainfield police and booked into the Will County jail on a charge of domestic battery, according to jail records.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, IL, Shorewood, IL

Patch.com

Bolingbrook Blotter: Domestic Battery, Retail Theft, Resisting an Officer

July 2 Robert C. Dean, 22, of the 1800 block of Arbor, Crest Hill, was arrested by Bolingbrook police and booked into the Will County jail on charges of domestic battery and resisting a peace officer, according to jail records.

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Related Topix: Bolingbrook, IL, Crest Hill, IL

The Southtown Star

Illiana tollway impact: Farm's farewell would mean...

Raising pigs has been a tradition at the Murdie family farm, one that John Murdie now is passing on to his grandchildren.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, IL, Family, Kids

Patch.com

Toddler Drowns at Joliet 4th of July Party: Police

A 2-year-old girl was found at the bottom of an above-ground pool during a Fourth of July party, Joliet police said.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL

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