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  1. Woman killed, daughter and brother wounded in Joliet shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

    A woman was killed in front of her family in a shooting Sunday night that also wounded her brother and 4-year-old daughter in southwest suburban Joliet. Officers responded about 10:35 p.m. to a call of shots fired near East Washington and Richards streets, according to Joliet Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner.

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  2. Joliet man faces life in prison for fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 20 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A Will County judge has convicted a Joliet man of first-degree murder for gunning down a man in an alley two years ago. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announced that 31-year-old Aloysius Alexander was found guilty of shooting 59-year-old Johnny Lockhart in the alley behind Alexander's home in December 2014.

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  3. Ex-Joliet officer indicted in federal court for 2012 beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Federal prosecutors have indicted a former Joliet police officer in the 2012 beating of a suspect three years after jurors in state court acquitted him in the case. The U.S. Attorney's office on Wednesday accused 40-year-old Thomas O'Connor of Joliet of using unreasonable force while on duty Feb. 9, 2012.

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  4. I-80 lane closures planned for bridge repairs in JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 10 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The right lane of eastbound I-80 will be closed between Houbolt Road and Larkin Avenue in Joliet from midnight to 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The closures are required for IDOT to make routine repairs to the I-80 bridge over the EJ&E railroad tracks, the department said.

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  5. Pilot killed in Plainfield plane crash identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    One man was killed when a small plane crashed into a home in southwest suburban Plainfield on Thursday morning. The small aircraft crashed into a house, which then caught fire, in the 1800 block of Hampton Court in Plainfield at 11:14 a.m., according to the FAA and the Joliet Fire Department.

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  6. Pilot killed when plane crashes into Joliet houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    One person was killed when a small plane crashed into a home in southwest suburban Joliet on Thursday morning. The Piper PA-30 crashed into a house, which then caught fire, in the 1800 block of Hampton Court in Joliet at 11:14 a.m., according to the FAA and the Joliet Fire Department.

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  7. Public-private project to improve truck access to Joliet hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says state and local governments are partnering with a private company to relieve traffic congestion and provide easier access to a major commercial transport hub near Joliet. Rauner announced the agreement Monday at CenterPoint Intermodal, a rail and truck freight transport center near Interstates 80 and 55. It's considered the nation's largest inland port.

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  8. Public-private project to improve truck access to Joliet hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says state and local governments are partnering with a private company to relieve traffic congestion and provide easier access to a major commercial transport hub near Joliet. Rauner announced the agreement Monday at CenterPoint Intermodal, a rail and truck freight transport center near Interstates 80 and 55. It's considered the nation's largest inland port.

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  9. Sister dead, brother still missing in Kankakee River in WilmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A 13-year-old girl has died and efforts to find her 12-year-old brother will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday after the children went into the water in the Kankakee River in downstate Wilmington about 14 hours earlier. Abigail Arroyo and her brother were reported to be in the distress in the river shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, according to Wilmington police and the Will County coroner's office.

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  10. Sister rescued, brother still missing in Kankakee River in WilmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Efforts to find a 12-year-old boy missing in the Kankakee River in downstate Wilmington will resume Tuesday morning, authorities said. The search was expected to resume at 8 a.m. after dive teams searched the river for several hours Monday night, but were unsuccessful, according to the Wilmington Fire Department.

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  11. Weekend a oeA-Jen-Daa May 12th-15thRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Date: Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15 Time: 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday Location: Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court Hosted by the Chicago History Museum, kick off the summer months with a river boat sunset cruise! More information and how to get tickets here . Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016 Location: Chicagoland Speedway, 450 E. Laraway Road, Joliet Time: 6:30 a.m. On-site registration opens, 8:00 a.m. Start Time There are only a few days each year when you can enjoy a "paw"fect day out with your pup, meandering down the Arboretum's 16 miles of hiking trails.

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  12. Joliet woman wins $4 million lottery prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Karen Dale scratched an Illinois Lottery "100X The Cash" ticket in the parking lot of Lambert's PS Fuels, 928 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet, and instantly won the $4 million jackpot, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery. Dale, who has lived in Joliet for 25 years, said she plans to use her winnings to pay bills, invest and possibly buy a new car.

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  13. 4 arrested in Joliet heroin trafficking stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Four suspected drug dealers were arrested and large quantities of cash, drugs and vehicles were seized in a heroin trafficking sting Tuesday in southwest suburban Joliet. The arrests were the culmination of a five-month long joint investigation - dubbed "Operation Success" - between Joliet police, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a statement from Joliet police.

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  14. Bridge Inspections on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Lane restrictions begin Monday, April 25 on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet for required bridge inspections. The construction zone begins two miles east of Larkin Avenue , or between Raynor and Chicago Ave. Beginning with closures on the westbound side, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports that at least two lanes will remain open to traffic during the duration of the project.

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  15. Bond set for two charged with meth possession near JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Bond was set Wednesday for two people charged with methamphetamine possession after their vehicle was pulled over early Tuesday in southwest suburban Joliet Township. Ashley E. O'Connell, 26; and Anthony J. Gomez, 37; both of the 1300 block of Ridgewood Avenue in Joliet, were charged with methamphetamine precursor and possession, according to a statement from the Will County sheriff's office.

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  16. Joliet police investigating double homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Joliet police have opened a homicide investigation after a man and woman were found beaten to death in the southwest suburb Wednesday afternoon. Michael Oram, 48, and Jamie Wills, 43, were both found dead in the 800 block of East Cass Street, according to the Will County coroner's office.

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  17. Joliet police investigating double homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Joliet police have opened a homicide investigation after a man and woman were found dead in the southwest suburb Wednesday afternoon. Michael Oram, 48, and Jamie Wills, 43, were both found dead in the 800 block of East Cass Street, according to the Will County coroner's office.

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  18. Man charged with stabbing ex-girlfriend during domestic dispute in AuroraRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A man has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon in west suburban Aurora. Steven J. Karpinski, 40, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, interfering with the reporting of domestic battery, and two counts of domestic battery, according to Aurora police.

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  19. Sheriff's officers play Santa after gifts stolen from Joliet familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Will County sheriff's officer bought, wrapped and delivered presents to a Joliet girl and her famiy after burglars stole the presents from under their tree. Will County sheriff's deputies stepped in to play Santa Claus for a young girl and her family, replacing presents that were taken in a burglary on Christmas Eve.

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  20. Elderly woman drives through restaurant window in JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The 85-year-old woman turned her vehicle off the street about 12:45 p.m. and accelerated into a strip mall parking lot, then crashed the vehicle through the window of Aisha's Southern Cuisine, at 2775 Black Rd., according to Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton. There were no customers inside the restaurant at the time, Benton said.

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