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Will County Newswire

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  1. Plainfield Central Lockdown / Woman Attacked by Teens / Lawyer Wants...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Catch up on recent Will County stories: A barroom sucker punch; big gas leak in Plainfield; dog shot dead after biting owner's finger. The woman's boyfriend tried to break up the fight, but was blocked by three teenage boys, one of whom reportedly filmed the beating.

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  2. YESS Program Mental Health Services will Continue at Joliet Township...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... to be eliminated. Valuable mental health services are provided on-site at the high school campuses through the Will County Health Department as part of the YESS program. The Health Department began providing mental health services on-site at Joliet ...

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  3. IL: Will County Debates Use of RTA FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Mass Transit

    Sept. 04--A proposal to use some of Will County's money from a regional transportation tax to help build its new courthouse and other public safety projects led to heated debate Thursday, one that will likely continue during upcoming budget discussions. County leaders said they don't want to raise taxes to pay off between $140 million and $200 million in bonds that will be used to build a new sheriff's department headquarters this year and a new courthouse in a few years.

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  4. Plainfield Man Jailed For Breaking Guy's Jaw with Barroom Sucker Punch: CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Patch.com

    A Plainfield man was jailed for allegedly breaking another guy's jaw with a sucker punch in a West Jefferson Street bar. Jason Peal, 38, was picked up at his West Bentley Drive home Wednesday night and taken to the Will County jail.

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  5. Pair accused of Livingston Co. burglariesRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 2 | The Times

    Tony E. Adams, 24, of Kankakee, and Jesus J. DeJesus, 22, of Elwood, are being held in Will County pending a court hearing. The pair are accused of committing burglaries in Livingston, Kankakee and Will counties.

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  6. Man arrested after shooting his dogRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Free Press

    ... an animal and reckless discharge of a firearm. Both crimes are class 4 felonies. Slayton was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility for bond court on Monday, Aug. 31, at 1:30 p.m. Please feel free to submit your comments. Article ...

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  7. Romeoville Man Masturbated in Front of Children at Park Splash Pad: CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Patch.com

    A Romeoville man allegedly masturbated in his car while it was parked in sight of children playing at the Boucher Prairie Park splash pad. Clemencio Pardo, 48, pleasured himself in his Nissan Altima on July 18, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Will County court.

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  8. Time WasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 9 | Free Press

    ... the other party. Then an election is held and one of them wins. Thursday, August 27, 2015 In a few weeks the Will County fair will open at the fairgrounds in Peotone. It is an experience I recommend to all in Will County, especially the newcomers. ...

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  9. Drew Peterson due back in court as trial approachesRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 1 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... That's where the ex-Bolingbrook sergeant is imprisoned and facing charges of soliciting a prison inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Glasgow prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for ...

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  10. Wilmington Man Gunned Down His Caged Dog After it Bit His Finger: CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Patch.com

    ... so paramedics could check Slayton's injured hand but he refused medical attention. Slayton was then taken to the Will County jail and booked into custody on felony charges of aggravated cruelty to an animal and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

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  11. Drew Peterson Seeks to Toss Wiretaps in Murder-For-Hire CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | 101.5 CIL-FM

    Drew Peterson wants a southern Illinois judge to exclude wiretap evidence he says was improperly obtained in a murder-for-hire case involving the prosecutor who helped convict the former suburban Chicago police officer of killing his third wife. The ex-Bolingbrook sergeant is charged with soliciting a prison inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case in which Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the bathtub drowning death of his ex-wife Kathleen Savio.

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  12. Jobs Picture Better from June to July, Much Improved from July of 2014Read the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    ... way across the board, it's an improvement from June to July, and a huge improvement from July of last year. In Will County, unemployment fell from six-point-four percent in June to six-point-one percent in July. Will County's rate was ...

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  13. $10 million bond for Crest Hill man accused of strangling girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | WLS-AM Chicago

    ... crews arrived and found his girlfriend, 22-year-old Laura Gonzalez, unresponsive, according to police and the Will County coroner's office. She was pronounced dead at the scene. He was charged with the killing and appeared in court Thursday, where a ...

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  14. Guest blogRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Free Press

    ... continue trying to due? It's 100% anti middle-class! Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 Guestbook entry by: Pam M. Will County is requiring a zoning change on the Prairie Creek LLC property on Route 53, from light industrial to heavy industrial due to ...

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  15. 'If I Can't Have You No One Will'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Patch.com

    As he choked the life out of his wife, Cesar Garcia told her, "If I can't have you no one will," a prosecutor said during the Crest Hill man's bond hearing Thursday. Garcia, 27, then put the dead body of his 22-year-old wife, Laura Gonzalez, in bed, said Will County Assistant State's Attorney Christopher Messina.

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  16. City to consider tobacco free outdoorsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Free Press

    Wilmington Reality is a youth-based group working with the Will County Health Department on healthy community changes regarding tobacco use, explained member Holly Robbins. The teens; including Robbins, Cortney Eaker, Skylar Flynn, Martina Flowers and Elizabeth Palkoska; are working with local government units to affect those changes and in the process develop leadership skills.

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  17. Plainfield Man Dies on I-290 / A Search for Mom's Joliet Memories /...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Patch.com

    Catch up on recent Will County stories, including a former Plainfield student who saved his uncle's life and a social worker of the year.

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  18. Will County Sheriff's Office Cracking Down on Drunk DriversRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Patch.com

    ... 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Caton Farm Road and Rt. 30 in Joliet. With Labor Day fast approaching, the Will County Sheriff's Office is ramping up its efforts to crackdown on drunk drivers. As part of the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over ...

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  19. Autopsy reveals Crest Hill woman was strangledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Laura Gonzalez, 22, was found unresponsive inside an apartment in the 1800 block of Marlboro Lane a few minutes before 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Crest Hill Deputy Police Chief Ed Clark and the Will County coroner's office. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:38 p.m. An autopsy Wednesday determined the cause of death to be strangulation.

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  20. Drew Peterson defense argues wiretaps should be tossedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Chicago Tribune

    Drew Peterson, shown in 2009, pleaded not guilty after authorities charged him in February with trying to hire someone to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Drew Peterson, shown in 2009, pleaded not guilty after authorities charged him in February with trying to hire someone to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

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