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Joliet Police: 16-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder for Sunday Night Shooting

A 16-year-old male juvenile has been arrested in connection to the shooting of a 17-year-old juvenile. On May 15, 2022, at 7:36 PM, Officers were called to the area of Meadowview Elementary School for a report of a shooting. After arriving, Officers located a 17-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The juvenile was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department. Joliet.
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Larry G. McDaniel, 75

Larry G. McDaniel, age 75 of Yorkville, IL passed unexpectedly on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on June 13, 1946 in Cardwell, MO the son of Stanley and Alma (Wilborn) McDaniel. Larry was united in marriage on May 7, 1977 to...
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Stanley Rude, 85

Stanley Rude, 85 , of Sheridan, Illinois passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on September 20, 1936 in Des Plaines, IL. The son of Stanley and Mary Rude. He married Milarie D. Bliss on June 12, 1982 in Hinsdale, IL. He worked as a heating and air conditioning technician for his entire life. He enjoyed fishing and loved traveling around to show his dogs at shows, especially his St. Bernard “Jinx” and his current buddy “Clark.” Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Car Driven Into Ottawa Pot Dispensary

Some repairs may be needed at the marijuana dispensary in Ottawa. Police were called to Verilife just past 5:30 Saturday afternoon after a car crashed into the business just north of Interstate 80. The driver involved, 61-year-old Donald Abbey of La Salle says he hit the brake and gas pedals at the same time while trying to park. His car first hit a parking sign being going over a sidewalk and then hitting the dispensary itself. A downspout and siding was damaged at Verilife. Nobody was hurt.

One injured in Sunday night shooting in Joliet

The Joliet Police are currently investigating a Sunday night shooting on the city’s far west side. Just before 8:30 pm authorities were called to the 2500 block of Mirage Avenue after receiving a call of shots fired in the area. Shortly after arriving police located one victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Crest Hill Man Killed By SWAT officer In Romeoville Identified

The Will County Coroner’s Office is releasing the identity of the man who was shot by a SWAT officer at Fifth Third Bank on Weber Road last week. Following an exhaustive search, the Will County Coroners Cold Case Unit has notified the next of kin for the man and are able to identify him as 65-year-old Gregory Walker of Crest Hill.

Prairie Central, Dwight post victories as regional play begins

FAIRBURY — Prairie Central waited until the end to get its game-winning tally across the plate as the Hawks advanced to the semifinal round of the Class 2A Pontiac Regional softball tournament. Prairie Central edged Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1-0 Monday at The Diamonds at Lewis Field. The game's only run was...

Hospital In Ottawa Gets Top Safety Grade

It's report card time for hospitals across Starved Rock Country. The patient safety watchdog Leapfrog Group has put out its spring safety grades for more than 100 hospitals statewide. OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa was given an “A”. That's the same grade they received in the fall. Both St. Margaret's Health hospitals in Spring Valley and Peru received “C” safety grades. That's the same grade for the Spring Valley hospital as in the fall while it's a downgrade from a “B” grade for the Peru facility from the fall.

Tuition Hike At JJC Next Year

The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees approved a resolution adopting a tentative Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget at its May 11 meeting. The tentative budget is now available for public review online through June 15 on the JJC website. The Board will hold a public hearing at its June 15 meeting on the tentative budget. The budget would include a tuition hike of about 3-dollars more a credit hour. COVID took a hit on their finances and enrollment.

Biden pledges more support for farmers, ‘the backbone of freedom’

At an Illinois farm last week, President Joe Biden announced federal assistance to alleviate costs for farmers and consumers and ensure there is enough food to meet world demand as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues. Biden said he will double the recently announced federal funding to boost domestic fertilizer production. He also pledged to extend […] The post Biden pledges more support for farmers, ‘the backbone of freedom’ appeared first on Daily Montanan.

DeKalb county jury awards over $2 million in fatal car crash case

A jury in DeKalb County on Friday found that a Plano bar is partially responsible for the death of a Sandwich man in a 2015 crash at Route 34 and Old Route 34 in Sandwich. A jury ordered the now closed Q Bar, and its landlord TKK Investments, to pay $2.4 million in damages to the estate of 25-year-old Chastin Pawson, of Sandwich.

Fitness Open House from May 18-22

If you are looking to lose a few extra pounds before summertime, then this fitness open house is just for you. The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center will be conducting a Fitness Open House located in Mokena, IL for the rest of this week from Wednesday, May 18th until Sunday, May 22nd.

Pritzker Administration Awards $4M in Grant Funding For Projects Along Route 66

Governor Pritzker’s administration is awarding four-million-dollars in grant funding for projects along the famous Route 66. The projects are designed to create and modernize attractions along the Mother Road leading up to the 100th Anniversary of Route 66. They include the installation of EV charging stations along Route 66 in Berwyn, Pontiac, and Wilmington and an interactive Virtual Reality exhibit designed to highlight the experience of Black Americans living or traveling along Route 66 in Springfield.

Will County Honors Those In Law Enforcement Who Paid the Ultimate Price

The public is invited for a somber tribute to those in law enforcement that gave the ultimate price to serve and protect. The Forty-First Will County Law Enforcement Memorial Day will take place Thursday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. A memorial mass will take place at Saint Mary Magdelene Catholic Church at 201 S. Briggs Street in Joliet followed by a noon memorial service at the Will County Law Enforcement Memorial which sits in front of the old courthouse at 14. W. Jefferson Street in Joliet. The ceremony will feature a rifle salute, Posting of Colors, Taps and keynote speaker, former Chicago Police Superintendent Philip Cline who is the current executive Director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. There are 36 names engraved on the memorial.