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  1. More \232aRead the original story

    Monday Dec 11 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric barriers and water cannons at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, which stands between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.

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  2. Lawmakers, groups urge fast deployment of Asian carp defenseRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 9 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Members of Congress and Great Lakes advocacy groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen defenses against Asian carp at a crucial choke point. The Corps is considering a $275 million plan to bolster the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, with devices such as water jets and noisemakers to prevent the invasive fish from migrating from the Illinois River to Lake Michigan.

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  3. Chicago-area woman charged in financial exploitation caseRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A 41-year-old suburban Chicago woman has been charged with stealing money from a resident of a long-term care facility while working for a state contractor. A Thursday statement from the Kane County state's attorney's office says Mary E. Pfingston, of Joliet, faces a multi-count indictment that includes charges of financial exploitation of the elderly and public contractor misconduct.

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  4. Coal City man pleads not guilty in woman's shooting deathRead the original story

    Monday Nov 20 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A northern Illinois man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a bartender who went missing. The Herald-News reports 32-year-old Jeremy Boshears of Coal City appeared on video in Will County court Monday morning. 3 comments

  5. Police investigating Mokena woman's death as homicideRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 16 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Police say they're investigating the death of a missing Mokena woman as a homicide after she was found fatally shot in the head. The Will County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that detectives located 24-year-old Kaitlyn Kearns's body and her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee during an overnight search in a rural area of Kankakee County.

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  6. Man convicted in 2012 slaying witnessed by young daughterRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 16 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A suburban Chicago man has been convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend 15 years ago while she was in bed with their young child. The Will County State's Attorney's Office says 45-year-old Eric Glover Sr. of Joliet was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder following a bench trial.

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  7. Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The first U.S. study, published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in the journal Lancet, comparing Vivitrol a... It has been nearly 50 years since a Louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse but after a judge overturned his conviction he is expected to walk out of prison Wednesday... It has been nearly 50 years since a Louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse but after a judge overturned his conviction he is expected to walk out of prison Wednesday morning a free man. Ohio is set to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death.

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  8. US Senate confirms Lausch as northern Illinois US attorneyRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Chicago lawyer John R. Lausch Jr. as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. President Donald Trump nominated Lausch in August.

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  9. Auxiliary bishop from Illinois to lead diocese in IndianaRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop currently serving in Illinois as the next bishop for the Diocese of Evansville in southwestern Indiana. The installation of Bishop Joseph M. Siegel is planned Dec. 15. The Diocese of Joliet, Illinois' Bishop Daniel Conlon says in a statement that Siegel has shared his "many gifts and talents" as a priest and bishop in Illinois and he'll "be an effective and loving pastor in Evansville."

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  10. 2nd person dies after fiery semi crash along Interstate 80Read the original story

    Sep 28, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities say a second person has died after a fiery crash involving three semis along Interstate 80 southwest of Chicago. The Tuesday morning crash shut down all eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Joliet.

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  11. Will County coroner rules Sema'j Crosby's death a homicideRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby has been ruled a homicide by the Will County coroner's office. Semaj was found dead on April 27 in a Joliet Township home shortly after DCFS closed an investigation into whether she was being neglected.

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  12. Feedback sought on plan to keep Asian carp from Great LakesRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Federal officials are hosting three public meetings this week to get feedback on a plan to prevent Asian carp from slipping into the Great Lakes and threatening native fish species. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal in August to block the invasive fish at a lock-and-dam complex in Joliet, Illinois, a choke point between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.

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  13. Coroner: Mother, twin daughters suffered gunshot woundsRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Preliminary autopsy results show a Chicago-area mother suffered a gunshot wound to the head and her twin 5-year-old daughters each were shot more than once in what authorities are investigating as murders and a suicide. The Daily Chronicle reports that autopsies were performed Tuesday on the bodies of 41-year-old Celisa Henning and daughters, Makayla and Addison.

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  14. $2 million Powerball ticket sold in JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Officials say the ticket was purchased at Highland Liquors, located at 1619 East Cass Street in Joliet, and matched five out of six numbers, as well as the PowerPlay number. As a result of the win, Highland Liquors will receive $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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  15. Man charged in fatal crash makes first court appearanceRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Northern Illinois man involved in a traffic collision last month that killed a pregnant woman and her three small children made his first court appearance since he was arrested this week on felony reckless homicide charges. During Wednesday's hearing in Joliet, a Will County judge told 25-year-old Sean Woulfe of Beecher that he's charged in the deaths of 29-year-old Lindsey Schmidt of Beecher, her three children and her unborn child.

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  16. The Latest: Report aims to block Asian carp from Great LakesRead the original story

    Aug 7, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Latest on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report proposes steps to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending a mixture of technologies including loud noises and water jets at a crucial site in Illinois to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The corps released a draft report Monday analyzing options for upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet.

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  17. Report to list options for strengthening Asian carp defensesRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a draft report on possible measures at a crucial site in Illinois that could prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. The report due out Monday is expected to list options for upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet.

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  18. Army corps to release delayed report on blocking Asian carpRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will release a previously delayed report on measures that could be taken at an Illinois waterway chokepoint to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The corps says the report involving the Brandon Road Lock and Dam will be made public Aug. 7. Project manager Andrew Leichty says it will evaluate "structural and non-structural options and technologies."

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

    Jul 31, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

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

    Jul 25, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    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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