| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:51 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
An 18-year-old Romeoville man was arrested July 14 at the corner of West Lockport Street and Illinois Route 59 and charged with DUI, failure to signal, improper lane usage and operating an uninsured...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Through Oct. 17: Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois, Lockport. This exhibit at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery provides a different perspective on the Civil War through the quilt work of women during that period. 815-838-7400,...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August.
It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:17 PM
A 53-foot tall beacon that helped airmail pilots – including Charles Lindbergh -- navigate the night sky will be relocated to the historic train depot property at Lockport Street and Wood Farm Road in Plainfield.
At a special village board meeting...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013.
The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:39 PM
If the forest preserve land abutting your yard has become home for your old boat, storage for firewood or the perfect spot for your compost pile, you might soon be getting a letter from the Will County Forest Preserve District.
The forest preserve...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:06 AM
A new pictorial book that showcases the history of Romeoville was the ticket for members of the local historical society to a luncheon over the weekend at the Executive Mansion in Springfield.
The book, assembled by the Romeoville Area Historical...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A west suburban eighth-grader finished in the top six of the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship finals this evening.
Alia Abiad of McClure Junior High School in Western Springs was one of 12 finalists at the prestigious competition in Washington,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:33 PM
A cozy library reading room with a fireplace, comfy chairs and soothing artwork is helping celebrate the life of Army Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri and other veterans.
Staff at Homer Township Public Library had long dreamed of having a quiet reading room,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:08 PM
John Basile took a recent stroll through downtown Lockport with a young Siberian tiger, something he didn't think was that unusual. Police thought otherwise.
Basile, 57, owner-operator of the Big Run Wolf Ranch, located about three miles northeast of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Construction on a ramp improvement project at Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 30 in Plainfield will begin this summer.
At a village committee of the whole meeting this week, Marc Grigas, of Strand Associates, Inc., of Joliet, told trustees that bidding for...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Plainfield's capital improvement fund budget remains conservative but addresses traffic and infrastructure needs for the next five years, Traci Pleckham, management service director, told the village board at a committee meeting earlier this week.