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  1. 'Holding our ground to keep them out': Will County farmers...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | Chicago Tribune

    Gary Anderson, of Anderson Farms, participated in a parade Thursday to show opposition to a proposed warehouse and distribution center in Jackson Township. Gary Anderson, of Anderson Farms, participated in a parade Thursday to show opposition to a proposed warehouse and distribution center in Jackson Township.

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  2. Rare Lincoln funeral flower discovered at Will County Historical Museum, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 5 | Chicago Tribune

    Sandy Vasko, director of the Will County Historical Museum and Research Center, stands near the Civil War display case that now includes a small box containing a flower from President Lincoln's bier. She has disallowed close-up photos of this rare relic until it is publicly unveiled in special event Feb. 17. Sandy Vasko, director of the Will County Historical Museum and Research Center, stands near the Civil War display case that now includes a small box containing a flower from President Lincoln's bier.

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  3. Will County plans to demolish old courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Chicago Tribune

    The 50-year-old Will County Courthouse will be demolished when the new building is completed in 2020, across the street, at Ottawa and Jefferson Streets in downtown Joliet. The 50-year-old Will County Courthouse will be demolished when the new building is completed in 2020, across the street, at Ottawa and Jefferson Streets in downtown Joliet.

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  4. 2 Joliet teens killed in New Year's Eve shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 2 | Chicago Tribune

    Two teens died after being shot just before midnight on New Year's Eve in Joliet , according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Aliyah M. Salazar, 17, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

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  5. Best rides of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 26 | Chicago Tribune

    The 2017 Honda Civic Type R, bottom right, takes on the 2016 Ford Focus RS, top background, in a head-to-head showdown at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R, bottom right, takes on the 2016 Ford Focus RS, top background, in a head-to-head showdown at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet.

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  6. Welcome to 'The Cards Against Humanity Baseball Place'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 21 | Chicago Tribune

    "Welcome to 'The Cards Against Humanity Baseball Place' " doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but that is what fans of the Joliet Slammers minor-league baseball team could be hearing this summer. In what is possibly more a marketing ploy than an actual change in the name of the stadium, the popular - and irreverent - card game "Cards against Humanity" announced on its website that it has purchased naming rights to Joliet Route 66 Stadium.

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  7. Will County breaks ground on new courthouse in downtown JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 20 | Chicago Tribune

    Officials broke ground on both sides of a construction fence Thursday morning as excavators prepared the site for Will County's new courthouse Officials broke ground on both sides of a construction fence Thursday morning as excavators prepared the site for Will County's new courthouse Using golden shovels, officials ceremonially broke ground on both sides of a construction fence Tuesday morning as excavators prepared the site for Will County's new courthouse. The group gathered on Ottawa Street in downtown Joliet to witness the launch of the county's latest capital project - a $200 million, 365,000 square-foot, 10-story structure with 38 courtrooms.

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  8. Will County's new 15,000 square-foot 911 center comes alive in JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 18 | Chicago Tribune

    Will County's new Laraway Communications Center began taking 911 calls last week, and is expected to be fully operational later this week, as four dispatch centers switch over to the new facility on US Route 52 and Laraway Road in Joliet. Will County's new Laraway Communications Center began taking 911 calls last week, and is expected to be fully operational later this week, as four dispatch centers switch over to the new facility on US Route 52 and Laraway Road in Joliet.

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  9. Joliet man who strangled mom, threw body into river gets 32 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    A Joliet man who pleaded guilty to strangling his mother and then dumping her body into the Des Plaines River was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in prison. Shane Smith, 37, pleaded guilty to murder in June in Will County court just as jury selection was set to begin in his trial.

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  10. This Hobart farm is a sanctuary for unwanted animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Sarah Zalewski helps take care of "Spider Man," a llama, and other animals on Erin's Farm in Hobart. Some are tear-jerkers.

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  11. Man charged with concealing homicide of missing bartender found fatally shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    The 24-year-old Kaitlyn Kearns, missing since early Monday, was found dead in a rural part of Kankakee County during an overnight search, Will County sheriff's police said Thursday. A 32-year-old Coal City man has been named in a warrant charging him with concealment of a homicide in the shooting death of a 24-year-old New Lenox Township woman, officials said Friday.

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  12. Police: Missing 24-year-old Mokena woman found dead in Kankakee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    A 24-year-old Mokena woman who had been missing since early Monday morning after tending bar at a Joliet tavern where she worked has been found dead in Kankakee County, according to Will County sheriff's police. Kaitlyn M. Kearns was found dead overnight in a rural area of Kankakee County, according to a news release.

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  13. Judge: Man charged in hit-and-run that killed Tinley Park mom can drive while on bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    A 19-year-old Joliet man charged in the hit-and-run death of a Tinley Park mother of two in Bolingbrook will be allowed to drive while out on bond. Eduardo Avila was released Tuesday morning after his family posted $50,000 bond Monday afternoon.

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  14. Lewis Airport pushes for air traffic control tower; $6M neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Lewis University Airport officials said they need to secure federal funds to build a $6 million air traffic control tower at the 1,000-acre Romeoville facility. Lewis University Airport officials said they need to secure federal funds to build a $6 million air traffic control tower at the 1,000-acre Romeoville facility.

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  15. After suffering in 'own private hell' vet gets relief from unlikely sourceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Standing shoulder to shoulder with six of his fellow veterans, Fred Moffatt was honoring the dead at a military funeral, just as he'd done a hundred times before. But that day last spring at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, something was different.

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  16. Tribune coverage: Death of Semaj Crosby and DCFS investigationRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    More than five months after 17-month-old Semaj Crosby was found dead underneath a couch in her Joliet Township home, two women identified by authorities as persons of interest in the investigation spoke out in an attempt to clear their names and bring attention to the case. "I want to see justice... On Semaj Crosby's 2nd birthday, a call for 'new eyes' in case of baby found dead under family's couch Family and friends gathered Thursday to remember Semaj Crosby on what would've been her second, and her golden, birthday.

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  17. New Lenox Historical Society launches petition drive to save train stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    The village of New Lenox tore down four businesses to make way for the new Rock Island Station Shopping Center, anchored by a CVS Pharmacy, but it turns out the old namesake train station itself also will be demolished, unless the New Lenox Area Historical Society can stop it. A petition drive is rapidly gaining steam to preserve the old railroad depot, built around 1900, which is one of at least two remaining stations built by the Chicago Rock Island Railroad between Chicago and Joliet , said society chairman Lori Lindberg.

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  18. Wings of glory: Honda Civic Type R outsoars Ford Focus RSRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune auto editor Robert Duffer reviews the 2016 Ford Focus RS and 2017 Honda Civic Type R. Chicago Tribune auto editor Robert Duffer reviews the 2016 Ford Focus RS and 2017 Honda Civic Type R. After a day out with the 2017 Honda Civic Type R and the 2016 Ford Focus RS, it came down to this: "If someone handed you the keys to either, which one would you take?" This is not "The Matrix" and these combatants are not pills. They are the most anticipated sports cars on the market and have never been sold in the U.S. at the same time.

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  19. Slowik: Industries must adopt practices to protect kids from sex predatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    Joliet native Anthony Rapp, left, alleges actor Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Joliet native Anthony Rapp, left, alleges actor Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. I wish I could say I was shocked by Joliet native Anthony Rapp 's story that when he was age 14, a powerful and high-profile figure like Kevin Spacey allegedly made a sexual advance toward him. Rapp recollected to BuzzFeed News that in 1986, the two were alone in Spacey's New York apartment when all other guests had left a party.

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  20. Drew Peterson's wife missing 10 years: All that's happened sinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    The long-awaited trial of Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004, took place at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet in 2012. Peterson was found guilty of her murder.

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