Will County, IL


Three people from Plainfield killed in crash near Manhattan Sunday

Three people from Plainfield died in a two vehicle crash just north of Manhattan in Will County Sunday night. Illinois State Police say a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Giosan Garay, of Plainfield, was heading southbound on Route 52 when it crossed into northbound lane and hit another vehicle head on. Garay, and two passengers identified as 21-year-old Juan J. Bernal and 24-year-old Jesus Martinez, both of Plainfield, were killed.
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3 dead, 3 seriously injured in Will County crash

WILL COUNTY, Ill. - Three people were killed, and three others are in serious condition after a two-vehicle crash in Will County. The crash occurred near US Route 52 and Baker Road in Manhattan Township. At 10:25 p.m. Saturday, Illinois State Police responded to a two-unit motor vehicle crash. Three...
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What happened to convicted cop’s missing wife? Suspended lawyer can't tell, judge rules

An Illinois judge last week told suspended lawyer Joel Brodsky that he can’t violate a former client’s confidences by revealing what happened to a missing woman. During a May 19 hearing, Judge Edward Burmila of Will County, Illinois, placed a gag order on Brodsky, who represented former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson when he was convicted in September 2012 for killing his third wife in 2004. Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, has been missing since 2007, and Brodsky said he knows where she is.

Island Lake woman among 3 charged in scheme that stole over $2 million from banks

An Island Lake woman was among three individuals who were arrested Tuesday after authorities say they defrauded multiple banks of over $2 million. Jennifer Thompson, 48, of Island Lake, was one of three who were arrested by the Will County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning. The sheriff’s office said that Thompson and two others allegedly defrauded […]

Board approves work site contracts for new morgue, shocking numbers indicative of Will County overdoses

The Will County Board approved multiple work bids to begin foundational construction for a new, modern facility that will house both the morgue and the coroner under one roof. Will County Board Speaker, Mimi Cowan, Naperville, said, “We are pleased that work is commencing on the Will County morgue. Coroner Summers and her staff do an amazing job serving the residents of Will County and their loved ones, oftentimes in their darkest hours. This critically needed new facility will streamline the coroner’s operations and provide better services for all our residents.”

Will County Sheriff’s Deputy Found Dead In Champaign County: Probable Cause Self Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Champaign County Coroner’s Office is confirming the death of a Will County Sheriff’s Deputy. An autopsy will be performed today. It appears that 45-year-old James O’Halloran died of a gunshot wound. No foul play is suspected. The deputy from Channahon was pronounced deceased on May 18th at 8:20 am in Urbana, Illinois. He was found at the Army Reserve facility in the back lot. Urbana Police Department as well as the Army Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death. The death is being treated as a probable suicide.

Three People Arrested For Financial Crimes Against Two Banks

From right, Mays Abuhattab, Jennifer K. Thompson, Eddie Wood. The Will County Sheriff’s office arrested three people accused of defrauding various financial institutions for over $2.5 million. Mays Abuhattab, Eddie Wood, and Jennifer K. Thompson were arrested after and 18-month investigation. The sheriff’s office conducted three search warrants simultaneously on two residences and a business early Monday morning. These three individuals were taken into custody without incident with the assistance of state and federal law enforcement agencies.