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Joliet Township Trustee Removed From Office Over Past Felony Conviction(s) –

According to the Herald-News and the Court’s Docket, Joliet Township Trustee Karl Ferrell was removed from office by a Will County Judge, because he had multiple past felony convictions which prohibit him from serving as an elected official of a township. The Court also issued an immediate Stay on...

Temp worker charged with murder after shooting at Illinois auto parts facility kills one, injures two

A 27-year-old temporary worker has been charged with murder in suburban Illinois after allegedly killing one employee and wounding two others at the auto parts facility he’d been assigned to by his agency earlier this month, police said Saturday.Charles C. McKnight Jr, of Chicago, was confronted by employees Saturday morning at the WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook after he “allegedly robbed two co-workers, stealing a watch and a wallet at gun point,” Bolingbrook Police Chief Mike Rompa said in a release. “When confronted an argument ensued and the offender pulled out a handgun and shot three co-workers.”Central Hightower, 37, of...

Navy chief and petty officer dead in suspected murder-suicide

Authorities continued this week to investigate the suspected murder-suicide of two Great Lakes-based sailors earlier this month in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling, Illinois. Police arrived at the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Buffalo Grove Road at about 5 a.m. on June 5 to find Equipment Operator 2nd Class Ajah Brianna Barnes, 26, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Travis Stephens, 37, dead of gunshot wounds, according to Wheeling police.

One killed, two injured in shooting at WeatherTech facility in Illinois

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a WeatherTech facility in Illinois early Saturday morning, according to NBC News. Police in the village of Bolingbrook, a Chicago suburb, said officers responded to initial reports of “a subject shot” on 1 WeatherTech Way at 6:25 a.m. local time.

Police: 1 slain, 2 wounded in Illinois warehouse shooting

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — One person has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting Saturday at an automotive interior products warehouse in suburban Chicago. Bolingbrook police responded about 6:25 a.m. to reports of the shooting at the WeatherTech facility, Capt. Anthony Columbus told WLS-TV. The suspected shooter...

Plane makes emergency landing on DeKalb roadway

DEKALB, Ill. (WTVO) — A pilot had to make an emergency landing on a road near the Alton Forest Preserve after his plane reportedly ran out of gas. According to the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department, deputies found the plane on the road in the 12000 block of McGirr Road around 5:08 p.m. Thursday. The 34-year-old pilot […]

Confidential Investigation Recommends Termination of Maywood’s Village Manager, and former mayor of Kankakee, Chasity Wells-Armstrong –

“Rather than uncovering evidence supporting her complaints, the investigation found a culture of fear and intimidation in Maywood created by Village Manager Wells-Armstrong.”. In March of 2022, Maywood Village Manager, and former mayor of Kankakee, Chasity Wells-Armstrong lodged a complaint alleging Mayor Booker was subjecting her to a hostile work...

Aurora police investigating fatal train crash

The Aurora Police Department is investigating a fatal train versus pedestrian crash at the crossing on Prairie Street between Orchard Road and South Barnes Road. Police say the victim was pronounced dead on-scene. Police and the BNSF railway are looking into the circumstances of the crash.

On Chicago visit, Vice President Kamala Harris expresses disappointment with overturning of Roe v. Wade

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Vice President Kamala Harris was in Chicago Friday, and addressed the issue of abortion rights in the wake of a watershed Supreme Court decision.Harris stopped at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Conference at the Swissotel downtown.In addition, Harris made a stop in southwest suburban Plainfield.She was joined there by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, Rep. Robin Kelly, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) to announce the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis. The strategy lays out the Biden-Harris' administration's plan to cut mortality and morbidity rates for mothers and reduce disparities in maternal health outcomes, among other initiatives.Harris was in Chicago when news broke of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and ending a federal constitutional right to abortion.She shared her disappointment with the court's decision."This is a health care crisis, because understand, millions of women in America will go to bed tonight without access to the health care and reproductive carte that they had this morning; without access to the same health care or reproductive health care that their mothers dan grandmothers had for 50 years," Harris said.

Six current, former U.S. Postal employees accused of collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits, business loans

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Six current and former U.S. Postal Service employees have been charged with fraudulently obtaining loans for businesses that did not really exist. The six defendants were charged as part of an investigation by the Illinois Attorney General's Task force on Unemployment Benefits Insurance Fraud. They all applied for a variety of government loans and assistance during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Attorney General's office. In addition to trying to get loans from the Small Business Administration for businesses that were not real, four of the defendants are accused of filing for fraudulent unemployment...