| Dec 9, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Light snow covered much of the Chicago area this morning, causing dozens of spinouts on slick expressways, including two fatal accidents on Interstate 80 in Will County.
While the snow made a mess of the morning commute, it also ensured that Chicago won'...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Three people died when their car hit a piece of heavy construction equipment this morning on Interstate 80 in New Lenox, according to Illinois State Police.
Shortly before 2:30 a.m., a 2009 Honda Civic was westbound on I-80 at mile marker 137 when it...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Illinois Tollway officials want to double current toll rates to fund a $12 billion, 15-year capital plan that would see the region’s first new tollway since the opening of the Veterans Memorial Tollway, a new interchange in the south suburbs and the...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Will County officials tonight were trying to determine why two vehicles crashed through a fence in New Lenox Township early this morning, killing two men, seriously injuring three others and causing a crude oil pipeline to explode into flames.
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Will County officials were trying to figure how and why two vehicles crashed through a fence in New Lenox Township early Saturday, killing two men, seriously injuring three others and causing a crude oil pipeline to explode into flames.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Two vehicles were apparently drag-racing before their drivers crashed through a fence in New Lenox Township over the weekend, killing two men, injuring three others and causing a crude oil pipeline to leak and explode into flames, officials said Monday....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 11:10 AM
A memorial service for the Posen firefighter killed in an apparent drag racing accident over the weekend will be Thursday, officials said.
The service for Zachary Orel is scheduled at 7 p.m. at Parkview Christian Church, 11100 Orland Parkway in Orland...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Police have determined there is no threat at Lincoln-Way Central High School after an anonymous person called 911 this morning and threatened to bring a weapon to the high school, officials said.
"There was no direct threat but the call said somebody was...
| May 19, 2011
| 5:04 AM
A Park Forest woman was killed when two semi-tractor trailer trucks collided with her car on Interstate 80 in New Lenox, officials said.
Mary E. Maher, 60, of Park Forest, was traveling west in a Toyota Corolla around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when she...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:40 AM
A multi-alarm fire destroyed a steel galvanizing plant near Joliet this morning.
Firefighters from the East Joliet Fire Protection District were called to the AZZ Galvanizing plant at 625 Mills Rd. in Joliet Township at 1:32 a.m. this morning,...
| Aug 3, 2007
Silver Cross Hospital, a Joliet institution since 1892, has unveiled a $400 million plan to build a new 600,000-square-foot facility about three miles east in New Lenox and move there by 2011.
With rapid population growth in the area, the current 50-acre...
| Jun 26, 2010
The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department Marine Division arrested two boaters for operating while intoxicated on separate lakes Friday night.
The arrests occurred at 7 p.m. at Scott Lake and at 11:15 p.m. at Gravel Lake.
The first arrest occurred on...