| Apr 3, 2014
A project to improve the safety of a stretch of New Avenue that winds through Lockport, Romeoville and Lemont begins this month.
The road will be upgraded with rumble stripes and guard rail replacements as part of a $2 million road project announced...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
• A 41-year-old Orland Park man was charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident at a Mokena-area home on Jan. 13.
•A 21-year-old Chicago Heights woman was...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A Lockport woman was killed and four other people were injured this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 53 near Joliet, said officials.
Shortly before 9:30 a.m., a Mercury Sable was westbound on Louis Road at Route 53 when the driver pulled...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A 48-year-old pedestrian was killed Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle in Lockport, officials said.
Tina M. Douglas of Lockport was pronounced dead at 5:22 a.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, according to the Will County Coroner's office....
| Sep 15, 2012
| 4:51 PM
A Lockport-area man was charged today with murder in his younger brother’s shooting death at the home the brothers shared.
Larry Hinton, 58, is charged with murder in the late Friday night shooting of his brother, George Hinton, 55, at their home...
| Aug 25, 2013
Chemistry teacher and cheerleading coach Mark Krockover was reprimanded over his conduct toward female students, but it took several years before Maine Township High School District 207 tried to fire him.
The school board cited "immoral and cruel...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:06 PM
A man who served time in prison in a 1999 drunken-driving crash that killed a 10-year-old girl in Lockport was sentenced to 8 years in prison today in drunken-driving arrests from 2010 and 2011, prosecutors said.
Glen Ray Higginbotham Jr. was...