| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A Mokena man who was riding a bike without a helmet died after falling off his bike on a Will County Forest Preserve trail Saturday.
Just before 11 a.m. Saturday, Vaidas Varpucanskis, 42, of Mokena, tried to pass a jogger on the Hickory Creek Junction...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:37 AM
A request to consider a video gambling ordinance in St. Charles was rejected by the City Council on Monday night after two aldermen said they didn't even want to discuss the idea.
During the public comment portion of the council meeting, Donald Ramsell,...
| Jun 24, 2014
I'm from Naperville. Let me hop down from my high horse for a minute to level with you peons.
The Internet has spoken; apparently, Naperville is snobby. Movoto Real Estate's blog recently ranked Naperville as the No. 4 snobbiest midsized city in the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Bolingbrook received a dubious distinction of sorts this month, as the real estate blog Movoto.com named it one of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.
"Bolingbrook is pretty peaceful," the blog notes, "but peaceful just means boring on this list."...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
In April 2012, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on patrol with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device.
The former high school football, basketball and baseball captain woke up on his 25th birthday...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 22-year-old Tinley Park woman who reportedly stole a pair of pants from the Burlington Coat Factory was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after she...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:57 PM
New Lenox was recently ranked the "most boring" place in Illinois by a real estate blog, but Mayor Tim Baldermann on Thursday said that's "a good thing."
"I appreciate them promoting our community as classy and a nice place to raise a family,"...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:59 PM
A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for the beating death of a 59-year-old man at the victim’s New Lenox Township home, Will County prosecutors said.
Rodney Julun, 25, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The following items were taken from New Lenox police reports:
An unspecified amount of cash was stolen during an April 17 burglary at a pizza restaurant on the 800 block of Laraway Road.
Two checks issued to New Lenox Currency Exchange were discovered...
| May 4, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Joliet police are investigating the shooting death of a man on the city's east side early Sunday, authorities said.
Dameon Anderson, 27, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at 3:42 a.m. at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, according to the Will County...