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Will County hosts “Recyclepalooza” for Reuse and Recycling of Various Items
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant welcomes everyone to the county’s upcoming recycling and reuse event, “Recyclepalooza,” on April 1. The event requires appointments due to its popularity in recent years, and people can make appointments in 15-minute increments at willcountygreen.com. The event will accept a range of...
Will County Coroner Updates Two Area Cases
The Will County Coroner has identified the names of the victims in two fatal incidents from Monday evening. The victim in Monday evening’s fatal shooting on Fairlane Drive has been identified as 53-year-old Matthew Woodfork the third. His cause of death has been determined as sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. The Joliet Police Department is investigating the shooting.
2 found dead inside vehicle in Lockport Walmart parking lot identified
LOCKPORT, Ill. - Two people found dead inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lockport Monday afternoon have been identified by police. Jeffrey Stucke, 53, and Jacqueline Birsa, 37, were found deceased in the Walmart parking lot located at 16241 Farrell Rd. Both appeared to be...
Police believe carbon monoxide poisoning caused death of pair found in Lockport Walmart parking lot
The two people found dead Monday in the parking lot of the Lockport Walmart were identified Wednesday, but as their autopsies are pending police said it appears the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Lockport deputy police Chief Ron Huff said Wednesday the determination is based on the condition of the vehicle and lack of physical evidence of drug use. “Right now, our working ...
Elementary School Students Discover Handgun on School Bus
HAMMOND, IN – Elementary school students discovered a handgun on a School City of Hammond bus during an afternoon route on Tuesday. The district confirmed that a high school student had left the gun on the bus during a previous route. This marks the second gun-related incident in the district this year.
Violent Week At Joliet High Schools
It was a violent week at Joliet high schools due to fights and a shooting just off campus at Joliet Central. It happened on Thursday, March 23 and resulted in the arrest of four individuals with the school being placed on lockdown. Across town WJOL received reports of multiple fights throughout the week at Joliet West including an all out brawl in the cafeteria on Wednesday. WJOL reached out to the school district for a comment on what took place.
Faculty and Staff at Governor State University File Notice of Intent to Strike
University Park, IL – The faculty and staff at Governor State University have filed a notice of intent to strike. The Illinois Federation of Teachers-Local 4100 filed a 10-day intent notice on Monday with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board. Negotiations between the university administration and faculty have been...
9 Year Old Illinois Boy Brings Gun to Daycare, it Goes Off in His Backpack
Holy crap, this is depressing. A 9-year-old Illinois boy put a loaded gun in his backpack and brought it to his after school daycare. When he set his backpack down, it went off. DakotaNews. Parents of children at a South Holland, Illinois daycare received a disturbing phone call last Thursday...that...
FBI seeking 2 suspects in armored car robbery in Calumet City
CHICAGO (CBS) -- The FBI is asking for your help in tracking down two men who robbed an armored car in Calumet City. The FBI says the robbery happened Monday morning in the Big Lots parking lot near River Oaks Drive and Ring Road. The suspects were both armed and wearing dark-colored hoodies. No one was hurt.Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.
Frankfort Bluegrass Festival 2023 Announces Lineup
The Frankfort Bluegrass Festival has announced its lineup for the 11th Annual event, set to take place on July 8th and 9th, 2023. The festival is a free 2-day event that will feature award-winning national and regional bluegrass bands on two stages, workshops, craft and food vendors, and a kids’ area with an activities tent and picker’s tent.
New Lenox Township Supervisor Charged With DUI
New Lenox Township Supervisor Donald Wennlund is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges. Authorities say Will County deputes saw a truck leaving a home near 143rd and Chicory Trail in Homer Glen with its hazard lights on March 6th. Officers stopped the vehicle, which was being driven by Wennlund. He was arrested after deputies observed behaviors that gave them reason to believe he was under the influence of alcohol.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt on 3/31
Inwood Golf Course will be holding an adult Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by KBI and Miller Lite on Friday, March 31st from 5:30 PM to 9 PM CST. Tickets are $35 per person. You will have to be 21 and over in order to participate. There will be an open age hunt and a hunt for those who are 55 and over. This adult Easter Egg Hunt will give you to chance to get all of your goodies before the Easter weekend.
Traffic Control Upgrade Underway on IL-102 in Bourbonnais
BOURBONNAIS, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is undergoing a significant update to IL-102 (Main St. NW) under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The project’s primary objective is to upgrade the traffic signals at most intersections from the Dairy Queen intersection to Warner Bridge Rd.
Frankfort Fire Protection District Warns Residents of Planned Controlled Burns in Will County
Residents of Frankfort are advised to be aware of controlled burns that will take place along the Old Plank Trail today, March 28, 2023, between noon and 4 pm. The Will County Forest Preserve District will be conducting these burns in the area, and residents may notice smoke or flames as a result.
A Night of Fun, Music, Food, and Culture to Take Place in Downtown Joliet
The New Orleans North Music Festival presented by Harrah’s Joliet returns to downtown Joliet on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 5-11 p.m. The event will pay homage to New Orleans culture, presenting the ultimate opportunity for locals to travel to the infamous and eclectic city without stepping foot on a plane. Event attendees will be treated to the sights, sounds, and smells of the French Quarter as they walk through the gates and leave Joliet behind.
Joliet prepares for Election Day amid warehouse boom, city hall turmoil, neighborhood concerns
Chyrl Hrpcha’s family left Joliet’s East Side 30 years ago in search of space. They found it at the southern edge of the city, in a tiny subdivision surrounded by vast farm fields. It was blissfully quiet, Hrpcha, 76, recalled. “You had to go 20 minutes in any direction to get anywhere.” They moved once more but returned to south Joliet seven years ago, buying a duplex in a new subdivision ...
Hazel Crest parents fed up with crime in the community
Hazel Crest police say they have two juveniles in custody who have committed numerous crimes in the area, and their guardians are begging authorities to keep them in jail because of the havoc they have allegedly caused.
Purdue University Northwest to induct three leaders into Alumni Hall of Fame
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has selected three impactful alumni to honor as its second annual PNW Alumni Hall of Fame class. PNW’s 2023 honorees include Robert Johnson III, Stewart “Stu” McMillan and Alfredo “Al” Sori. “These distinguished honorees embody the qualities of PNW alumni: people...
Rachael Giantomasso on How to Stay ‘Grounded’
Have you ever found yourself sitting with your loved ones and neighbors while making candles and sipping on a latte flavor you never thought existed? If you have, then you were probably at Grounded. Although Women’s History Month may be coming to an end, there is always time to celebrate...
Hammond, Indiana elementary students find gun on school bus, district officials say
A gun was found on a school bus in Indiana, district officials said in an email to parents and guardians.
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