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  1. The Latest: Report aims to block Asian carp from Great LakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | Daily Herald

    In this June 13, 2012 file photo, Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a draft report expected out Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, on possible measures at a crucial site in Illinois that could prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.

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  2. Boy dies after being found unresponsive in Illinois poolRead the original story

    Monday Jul 31 | Daily Herald

    Authorities say a 22-month-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a home in northern Illinois. The Will County coroner's office says Traeger A. Moore was found in the pool in Elwood on Saturday and was taken to a hospital in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead.

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  3. Teens plead not guilty in Joliet fire that left 3 deadRead the original story

    Friday Jul 28 | Daily Herald

    Two teens have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection with the June deaths of two women and an infant girl in a Joliet fire. The Herald-News reports that Joliet 18-year-olds Manuel A. Escamilla and Eric J. Raya entered the pleas Thursday at their arraignment in Will County court.

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  4. Officials in Will County conduct sweep targeting gangsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Daily Herald

    Authorities say they've made several arrests, seized 31 illegal guns and more than 200 grams of cocaine in Will County in an operation targeting area street gangs. In a news release, the county's state's attorney's office says more than 100 law enforcement officials from local and federal agencies conducted a sweep on Tuesday.

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  5. Illinois-based grocery chain to lay off 140 in NW IndianaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Daily Herald

    Nearly 140 workers at a northwestern Indiana grocery store will lose their jobs in September after efforts to sell the discount supermarket attracted no buyers. Joliet, Illinois-based Central Grocers says in a required state notice that the closure of its Ultra Foods store in Highland will cost 139 workers their jobs.

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  6. Crest Hill sees new Amazon facility as an economic driverRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Crest Hill , near Joliet, wants to be known for more than being the home of Stateville Correctional Center , where convicted mass murderer John Wayne Gacy was executed. While Stateville is the largest employer in town with about 1,000 workers, Crest Hill will welcome Amazon and about 400 to 800 jobs this October, said Crest Hill Mayor Ray Soliman.

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  7. 3 charged in June fire that killed 2 Joliet women, infantRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Three people have been charged in connection with the deaths last month of two women and an infant girl in Joliet. Will County prosecutors on Thursday said 18-year-old Manuel A. Escamilla and 18-year-old Eric J. Raya along with a 17-year-old boy each face six counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of arson.

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  8. APNewsBreak: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Daily Herald

    In this file photo taken May 10, 2011, jumping Asian Carp feed off the muck filled floodwater off President's Island in Memphis, Tenn. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced Friday, June 23, 2017, the preliminary finding of 1 silver carp in the Illinois Waterway below T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam, approximately nine miles away from Lake Michigan.

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  9. Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Daily Herald

    This Oct. 19, 2016, file photo shows the packaging of Vivitrol at an addiction treatment center in Joliet, Ill. A new study finds only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance.

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  10. Police say team may account for Chicago-area gun theftsRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Police southwest of Chicago say they are searching for what could be a team of gun thieves who sometimes use cars to smash their way into businesses. WLS-TV reports that burglars have struck stores in Joliet, New Lenox, Coal City, and Diamond.

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  11. Former Joliet police officer acquitted of rights violationRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Thomas O'Connor of Joliet was indicted last year on charges he used unreasonable force when he punched Shantique Jackson while investigating a domestic dispute. She claimed O'Connor broke her nose, among other injuries.

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  12. Joliet man pleads guilty to killing mother, dumping bodyRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2017 | Daily Herald

    A Joliet man has pleaded guilty to charges that he choked his mother to death in 2013 and dumped her body in a river. The Will County State's Attorney's office says 36-year-old Shane Smith pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday in the death of Joan Smith.

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  13. Amazon unveils Romeoville facility, may hire 8,000 workers by next...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Amazon has recently opened several new warehouses and fulfillment centers around the area similar to the one in Romeoville, above, which is more than 750,000-square-feet with more than 1,000 employees. Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, talks with Victor Davis, Amazon Romeoville general manager, right, during a tour of the 750,000-square-foot warehouse.

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  14. Amazon unveils Romeoville facility, could hire about 8,000 workers in Illinois by next yearRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Gov. Bruce Rauner, Romeoville Mayor John Noak and others who helped lure Amazon to Illinois, gathered Thursday to get a look inside the e-commerce giant's new fulfillment center in Romeoville. The Romeoville facility is one of nine that will employ more than 8,000 workers in Illinois by next year.

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  15. Authorities release names of 2 women, infant dead after fireRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Authorities have released the names of two women and an infant girl found dead following a weekend house fire in northern Illinois. The Will County coroner's office says 28-year-old Regina L. Rogers, her 11-month-old daughter Royalityblu Rogers and 29-year-old Jaquetta A. Rogers died following the fire Saturday in Joliet.

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  16. Bolingbrook Photographer exhibits at Gallery SevenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Open Lens is a juried fine art photography exhibit held at Gallery Seven with an opening reception on Saturday, June 3rd, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This Open Lens event is free and open to the public. Gallery Seven is located next door to the historic Rialto Square Theatre, 116 N. Chicago Street, Joliet.

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  17. Joliet Central students build prosthetic hand for boy, 11Read the original story

    May 23, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Students at a suburban Chicago high school have built a prosthetic hand for an 11-year-old who lost the fingers on his right hand in a firework accident. The Herald-News reports the JC Engineers Club at Joliet Central High School created the prosthetic hand with a 3-D printer and a lot of hard work.

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  18. Key recruiter from suburbs helping Amazon add 2,000 Illinois jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Kathleen Carroll was a Marine Corps platoon commander in Kuwait and Iraq. Now, Carroll, who grew up in Lincolnshire, heads Amazon's recruitment efforts, which keeps her about as busy.

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  19. College softball: Harper ousted from postseason after close callsRead the original story

    May 6, 2017 | Daily Herald

    First, top seed Rock Valley College collected a 3-0 victory against Harper in a brisk 2-hour, 9-minute contest. That sent the Hawks into a must-win situation against Joliet Junior College in the NJCAA Region IV tournament's double-elimination format.

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  20. The Latest: Arson probed in fire where toddler found deadRead the original story

    May 6, 2017 | Daily Herald

    JOLIET, Ill. -- The Latest on a fire that destroyed the Joliet Township house where a toddler was found dead : Arson is being investigated as the possible cause of a Joliet Township fire that destroyed the house where a toddler was found dead East Joliet Fire Chief Robert Scholtes tells the Chicago Sun-Times said arson was "most likely" the cause of the fire, although it remained under investigation.

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