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  1. Hunter finds woman's body near Joliet-area cemetery; death ruled a homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Chicago Tribune

    Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a woman who was found dead near a Joliet -area cemetery in what has been ruled a homicide. A hunter found the woman's body in a wooded area on private property about 500 feet off Jefferson Street near Essington Road outside Joliet at about 9 a.m. Monday, the Will County Sheriff's office said.

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  2. 'The pendulum has swung': Democrats see big election gains in Will CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Chicago Tribune

    Riding the wave that thrust many Democrats and women to victory throughout the state Tuesday night, were Will County Democrats who appear to have won just enough seats on the county board to gain a 14-12 majority. Going into Tuesday's election, Republicans held a 16-10 majority on the board, and had Nancy Schultz Voots as clerk, and Steve Weber as treasurer.

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  3. Will County sheriff defeats deputy in apparent Democratic sweepRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Chicago Tribune

    Democrats were leading in Will County races for clerk, sheriff and treasurer with nearly all precincts reporting and early votes tallied, according to the clerk's office. Democrats also were on track to pick up a couple of seats on the county board, where Republicans had a 15 to 11 majority.

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  4. Joliet man drowns after driving into New Lenox pondRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Chicago Tribune

    A Joliet man died Monday night, and four police officers were injured in their efforts to save him after his vehicle became submerged in the pond in the New Lenox Commons area, according to officials. Andrew Jurvich, 49, was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital emergency room, according to the Will County coroner's office.

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  5. Joliet man charged with murder of woman found burned in barrelRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | Chicago Tribune

    Murder charges have been filed against a man in the case of a Joliet woman whose burned body was found in a barrel last week in Lockport Township, Joliet police said. Ashley Tucker, 24, was pronounced dead on Oct. 24 and was identified three days later through tattoo comparison, the Will County Coroner's Office said.

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  6. Two Joliet men charged with murder, armed robbery in shooting death...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Chicago Tribune

    Two men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man they allegedly intended to rob early Sunday in Joliet Township , authorities said. Elijah J. Watson, 23, of the first block of NW Circle Drive in Joliet, and Anthony Francimore, 20, of the 2700 block of Dougall Road in Joliet, were arrested in Chicago later Sunday, a little more than 12 hours after they allegedly attempted to rob the victim, Nathan J. Ballard, 20, according to a news release from the Will County sheriff's office.

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  7. Fairmont residents concerned about water rates, possible sale to private companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | Chicago Tribune

    Three members of Lockport Township's Water Board listen as residents of the unincorporated Fairmont community urge them not to sell their aging water system to a private company. From left are township Trustees Barb DeLaney and Dean Morelli and Supervisor Ron Alberico.

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  8. Two men face charges in shooting of 2 Will County deputies who were serving warrant in JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Chicago Tribune

    Two men are scheduled appear in court Wednesday afternoon on charges connected to the shooting Tuesday night of two Will County sheriff's deputies who were serving a warrant in a drug case at a home in Joliet , authorities say. The two men were taken into custody after they tried to flee from the scene, Will County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dan Jungles said.

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  9. New Lenox man in 'right place, at right time' to help save overdose victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Jerry Reeves, of New Lenox Township, saved the life of an overdose victim, three days after being trained to use naloxone, an opioid antidote. Jerry Reeves, of New Lenox Township, saved the life of an overdose victim, three days after being trained to use naloxone, an opioid antidote.

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  10. Medical marijuana sellers see new law as a win for opioid-dependent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Yasmin Pena trims excess leaves from marijuana plants at the Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Aug. 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. Yasmin Pena trims excess leaves from marijuana plants at the Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Aug. 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill.

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  11. Will County judge issues gag order in case of Joliet teacher charged in beating death of his wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Michael Kazecki, left, is accused of murdering of his wife Rebecca Kazecki. A Will County judge Wednesday placed a gag order on those involved in the case of a Joliet teacher charged in the beating death of his wife, who also was a teacher.

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  12. 2 New Lenox teens die after Joliet crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Two New Lenox teens died Tuesday after a vehicle crashed into a tree in Joliet , according to the Will County coroner's office. Eric Zielinski and Heather Sturwold, both 18, were traveling in an SUV driven by Zielinski when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree around 4:35 a.m. Tuesday.

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  13. Extra security in place after Snapchat threat of shooting at Joliet Central High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    A Snapchat post referencing a shooting at Joliet Central High School prompted heightened police presence and security measures at the school on Wednesday, but school officials said they have identified the person responsible for the post. "We have determined who posted the picture on Snapchat and we will be following our discipline procedures," said Kristine Schlismann, spokeswoman for Joliet Township High School District 204.

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  14. Tours to start at Old Joliet Prison, a ruin of busted glass and the stuff of nightmaresRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Greg Peerbolte, executive director of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, has organized public tours of the Old Joliet Prison in Joliet. Greg Peerbolte, executive director of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, has organized public tours of the Old Joliet Prison in Joliet.

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  15. Man gets 80 years in prison for beating, raping two women along trail near JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    A Will County judge sentenced a man to 80 years in prison Monday who admitted beating and raping two women along the I&M Canal State Trail near Joliet. Judge David Carlson handed down the maximum sentence for Miguel C. Luna, 37, of Joliet.

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  16. Crown Point man gets 15 years for spreading information in hopes of planning terror attack in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    A Crown Point man who shared information about how to create explosives and poisons in hopes of carrying out an attack in the United States was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Marlonn Hicks, 31, wore an orange jail uniform Monday in Hammond's federal court as his parents watched him be sentenced.

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  17. Will County judge delays sentencing amid questions about confessed serial rapist's identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    A Will County judge on Friday delayed sentencing for a confessed serial rapist amid last-minute questions about the undocumented immigrant's identity. Judge David Carlson directed prosecutors to consult with the Will County Probation Department to determine alleged aliases for defendant Miguel C. Luna, 37, of Joliet.

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  18. Joliet teacher charged with murder in beating death of his wife, also a teacher: authoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    A teacher at a Joliet junior high has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of his wife, also a teacher in Joliet, authorities said. Michael Kazecki, 38, a language arts teacher at Washington Junior High, was booked into Will County Jail on Tuesday evening on charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated domestic battery, according to jail records.

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  19. Slowik: Testimony reveals chilling details of public assaults by confessed serial rapistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    The I&M Canal State Trail is shown on July 30, 2018, near Brandon Road in Rockdale. Miguel Luna, 37, of Joliet, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three women on or near the trail.

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  20. 'Rudy' 25th anniversary screening, featuring the real Rudy, Aug. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    Sean Astin as Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in the 1993 sports favorite "Rudy." The movie, co-hosted by the film's inspirational underdog subject, returns to the Music Box Theatre Aug. 6. Sean Astin as Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in the 1993 sports favorite "Rudy."

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