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Man arrested after breaking into in-law's house in Will County and stabbing them multiple times

CRETE, Ill. - A Wisconsin man was arrested after allegedly breaking into his soon-to-be ex-wife's parents' house in south suburban Crete and stabbing them multiple times. Detectives secured a no bond warrant Tuesday for Michael Y. Liu, 36, for the offenses of attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated discharge of a firearm, residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and criminal trespass to a residence.
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Russ Baker appointed as Interim Grundy County State's Attorney

Former Cook County prosecutor Russ Baker was sworn-in as the interim Grundy County State’s Attorney last week. Former State's Attorney Jason Helland is now a judge. Your browser does not support the audio element. Baker says he has put his name in to become the Grundy County State’s Attorney....

Brandon Road Bridge is Closed to Traffic for Emergency Repairs

The Brandon Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to replace a mechanical component on the bridge that failed Saturday morning. IDOT is working to get all traffic detours signs in place. Please note that this detour is slightly different than previous ones, as the McDonough Street bridge is currently closed for construction. The evaluation of the necessary repairs is ongoing. A more definitive timeline for when the bridge can reopen will be announced later. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Vehicle Theft Report During The School Day At Minooka High School Central Campus

Six Catalytic Converters were stolen from the Minooka High School Central Campus. It happened yesterday during lunchtime hour at around 12:30. The Minooka Community High School sent an email to parents and guardians yesterday. They’re working with the Minooka Police department and reviewing security footage. According to Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer, the converters were taken both from teacher and student owned vehicles. Police are looking for a black sedan. The school is urging people to report any suspicious activity and to contact the Minooka Police Department.

Mokena tiny farm brings fresh foods to impoverished communities

MOKENA, Ill. - At a south suburban farm, it’s always springtime, even in December. The unique farm uses new farming methods to bring fresh food to impoverished communities. It all started when Derek Drake decided he wanted to be a farmer and bring together his love for food, tiny homes, and helping others.

Lawsuit Filed Against Joliet Police for Fatal Crash During Pursuit

A Chicago law firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Joliet Police Department in connection with a fatal crash that occurred during a police pursuit from late last year. It was back on December 8th of 2021 that Joliet Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle that had been involved in an incident involving gunfire. As the pursuit approached Glenwood Ave the driver lost control and struck a tree which caused the vehicle to catch fire.

Shakeup at the Will County Board Speakership

A shakeup at the Will County Board on Monday. The board is split even between democrats and republicans, 11-11. A vote was held for speaker. But when the vote occurred, Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) was absent. Winfrey had to catch a flight. The final vote elected longtime republican Judy Ogalla from Monee, 11 to 10. Had Winfrey were present, the vote would have ended in a tie and Will County Executive, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is the tie breaker, likely, going to the democrat. But a big upset for the democrats giving the speakership to the republicans.

Joliet Man Sentenced to 12 Years in 2018 Shooting

A 32-year-old Joliet man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2018 shooting of a rifle into a home. Deanthony Williamson was convicted of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon, and Possession of a Firearm Without the Requisite Firearms Owner Identification Card.

Brothers charged in $1M Halloween armored truck robbery

LANSING, Ill. (CBS)-- Two brothers are facing charges in an armored truck robbery that took place on Halloween in south suburban Lansing.According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Corrie Singleton, 21, and Darrell Singleton, 18, of South Holland, Illinois are charged with robbery, bank larceny by assault, and firearm offenses. As CBS 2's Marybel Gonzalez reported Tuesday, Corrie Singleton is in custody. Officials said an arrest warrant has been issued for Darrell Singleton. Here's here what investigators say: The two brothers and a juvenile held up a brink courier at gunpoint, taking more than a million dollars from...

City of Joliet Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Meeting

The City of Joliet Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will hold its regular meeting on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, at Joliet City Hall, 150 W Jefferson St, Joliet IL 60432, to discuss the following:. Citizens who are unable to attend...

Election Petitions for Candidacy – April 4, 2023 Election

Filing Period for Packets Begins December 12, 2022. DISTRICT 1 COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 4 COUNCIL MEMBER. DISTRICT 2 COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER. Candidacy petitions must be filed with the Joliet City Clerk’s Office between Monday, December 12, 2022, and Monday, December 19, 2022, during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Joliet City Clerk’s Office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022, to accept petitions for candidacy.

Joliet Central High School

Dear Joliet Township High School Parents, Students, and Staff,. This message is to notify you that we are aware of a non-specific threat that is circulating on Snap Chat that is directed toward an unnamed high school. The Joliet Police Department has investigated and confirmed that the post was not directed at any of our JTHS schools.

Dan Kennedy Reelected Chief Judge of Will County

The Honorable Daniel L. Kennedy has been reelected to a second term as Chief Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit – Will County. The Chief Judge was elected as a Circuit Court Judge in 2014 and has previously served as the Presiding Judge of the Misdemeanor Division and served in the Felony Division.

3 Lottery Tickets Each Worth $200,000 Were Sold in Illinois. Here's Where

The holiday season just got a bit more cheerful for a trio of Illinois lottery players. Three players scored a Powerball ticket each worth $200,000 in the game's drawing on Saturday. Not only did the winning tickets match four numbers and the Powerball, they had added the game’s "Power Play" feature to multiply the original reward amount. The winning numbers were 6-13-33-36-37, with Powerball 7.

Merry music makers

King Collin and queen Brecken are preparing for the holiday season and a wedding. Together with their subjects, the royal couple will open the doors to their castle for the annual Coal City High School Madrigal performance—a concert that includes an original comedic play written by former member Eli Fritz.