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  1. It's Official: Old Silver Cross Field Scoreboard to JCA's Gillespie FieldRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    One person's trash is another's treasure. That's the case for Joliet Catholic Academy, who asked the city of Joliet for the old scoreboard at Silver Cross Field.

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  2. Body Found in Des Plaines; Possible "Bible Jumper"Read the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Joliet Police say there is a likely but not as yet confirmed connection established between an unidentified male body found in the Des Plaines River on Saturday afternoon, near the boat launch in the 700 block of Roadroad Street; and the report from a witness of someone "jumping off the Cass Street Bridge while holding a Bible" back on Friday April 10th. Joliet Fire Department diving teams had been searching the Des Plaines River periodically last week, while Police had been going through missing person lists for a possible connection.

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  3. Tenth Person, Shooter, Arrested in Sun Night Bar IncidentRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    One more arrest has been made in connection with the Sunday night shooting. Joliet Police have confirmed that 32 year old Antonio Luna, the suspected shooter in the Sunday evening incident at the Los Diaz bar at Meeker and Henderson, is now in custody.

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  4. Mike Kelley Talks about Challenges as New SheriffRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Since winning a close election this past November, new Will County Sheriff Mike Kelly has been adjusting to the job in a couple of different ways. He arrived in 1988 as an officer in the Will County Sheriff's Department.

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  5. Will County's Marta Keene Apologizes for Crowded Recycling EventRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    The recyclepalooza event last Saturday at Joliet Jr. College was so successful that people had to be turned away. Marta Keane from the Will County Land Use Department expressed her apologies Tuesday morning on 1340 WJOL.

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  6. Joliet Police Looking for Gunman in Bar ShootingRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Joliet Police say they are looking for the suspected shooter in an incident that happened last night at the Los Diaz bar at Meeker and Henderson. Police say there was shooting around 7 PM in response to a fight inside the far.

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  7. Joliet Park District's Chris Toborg Being Remembered with St Paul the Apostle Program Now in Her NameRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    A program that's been in existance at St Paul the Apostle School for six years is getting a brand new name, in honor of Joliet Park District fitness instructor Chris Toborg. Chris recently lost a six year battle with cancer, and Tuesday night at Joliet Catholic Academy, a program called LIVE, LOVE, and HOPE will commemorate her life, as well as raise funds for the education of her sons at St Paul the Apostle, Max and Ben.

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  8. Major Recycling Opportunity this SaturdayRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Make everyday Earth Day. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, drop off household hazardous waste this Saturday at Joliet Jr. College.

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  9. Election Night Wrap UpRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Election night 2015 saw a voter turnout of just under 15% but big changes throughout Will County. District 2 Councilman Bob O'Dekirk defeated Tom Giarrante in the race for Joliet Mayor.

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  10. USF Cuts Ribbon for new Robert W Plaster Free Enterprise CenterRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    The Downtown Joliet presence of the University of Saint Francis has officially grown, with this afternoon's dedication of the Robert W Plaster Free Enterprise Center, at 16 West Van Buren just past the fountain. Robert W Plaster's daughter, Dolly Plaster Clement, stated that her father's mission was improve educational opportunities, in the central part of the United States.

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  11. Joliet Slammers Owners Looks to 2015 Season, and BeyondRead the original story

    Friday Apr 3 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    A new Joliet Slammers season is on its way, and owner Josh Schaub says the future looks bright, for the team, as well as Silver Cross Field. He's a former baseball scout who became a sports lawyer, and then owner of the Slammers.

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  12. Four Students Face Porn Changes for Posting VideoRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    In yet another example of "Do they understand what they're doing?" four students arrested at Joliet Central High School are now facing pornagraphy charges after creating their own sex video. The students were 14 to 16, three boys and one girl.

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  13. Body Pulled Out of Des Plaines River Along U S 6Read the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Joliet Police are looking through their "missing person files" after a body was pulled out of the Des Plaines River this morning, in the 900 block area of Rail Road, U S Route 6. The floating body was discovered by a passing tug boat, when a worker spotted the person's tennis shoes. The body was spotted about 150 feet off shore, and pulled out of the water near the River Club.

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  14. Gov Rauner Visits Will County: Says He's Not For Statewide "Right to...Read the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Governor Bruce Rauner said on Friday morning that it's up to Will County. But he also made it very clear what he wants.

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  15. County Board Remembers Gillespie; Gives BHS Sendoff to StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    An emotional honorary proclamation at the Will County Board meeting. Will County Board Member Don Moran along with Will County Executive Larry Walsh presented Joan Gillespie with a proclamation honoring the memory of legendary coach Gordie Gillespie.

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  16. January Jobs Picture Much improved from 2014Read the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released numbers for January. While the post-holiday transition saw the numbers up a bit from December, January of 2015 looked immensely better than January of 2014.

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  17. Joliet Franciscan Sisters Celebrate 150 Years Sunday at USFRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2015 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    It's all happening this Sunday at 1 PM: a celebration of 150 years of the Joliet Franciscan Sisters. This anniversary will be marked with a "Celebration of the Fine Arts," in the University of Saint Francis Sullivan Center.

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  18. Medical Marijuana License Issued in Will County Leads to LawsuitRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    The battle for the right to be a licensed medical marijuana cultivated in Will County has led to a lawsuit. The Tribune reports that White Oak Growers has filed suit against Cresco Labs, who received the Will County cultivation license; as well as Phillip Nelson, the acting director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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  19. Woman Shot in Car Identified; Man Shot by Police in Stable ConditionRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    In looking at updates from stories Wednesday morning,, the 20 year old woman shot dead while riding in a car on Mississippi Avenue has been identified as Jourdyn Williamson. Authorities now believe it was a gunman associated with a gang that opened fire on the car, and then escaped on foot.

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  20. Joliet Woman Shot Dead While Riding in Car; Suspects Ran AwayRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    A 20 year old woman was shot dead in Joliet last night my multiple gunmen who reportedly shot at her while she was in a car, and then escaped on foot. The Will County Coroner line reports that the woman, name still being withheld at this point, was riding in a vehicle in the 100 block of Mississippi Avenue.

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