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  • Cops: Two cars in fiery pipeline crash were drag-racing

    Cops: Two cars in fiery pipeline crash were drag-racing
    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....
  • Memorial Thursday for Posen firefighter killed in New Lenox accident

    Memorial Thursday for Posen firefighter killed in New Lenox accident
    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...
  • Cops: Threat to New Lenox school not credible

    Cops: Threat to New Lenox school not credible
    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...
  • Overnight fire wrecks Joliet-area steel business

    Overnight fire wrecks Joliet-area steel business
    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,...
  • 2 sentenced for stealing from home with slain man inside

    2 sentenced for stealing from home with slain man inside
    Two Chicago men were sentenced to prison today for plundering a New Lenox-area home hours after the homeowner had been bludgeoned to death by another man. The dead resident’s body was still inside the home when John White, 21, of the 4900 block...
  • At least 2 fatalities as season's first measurable snow slickens commute

    At least 2 fatalities as season's first measurable snow slickens commute
    Light snow covered much of the Chicago area  this morning, causing dozens of spinouts on slick expressways, including two fatalities on I-80 in Will County. While the snow made a mess of the morning commute, it also ensured that Chicago won't break its...
  • Season's first measurable snowfall causes 2 fatal accidents

    Season's first measurable snowfall causes 2 fatal accidents
    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'...
  • 3 dead in single-car crash on Interstate 80

    3 dead in single-car crash on Interstate 80
    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...
  • Agency seeks to double tolls to pay for $12 billion in projects

    Agency seeks to double tolls to pay for $12 billion in projects
    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...
  • Bridgeview Man Sentenced to 7 Years For Fatal DUI

    (WGN-AM)- Bridgeview resident Thomas M. Fisher was sentenced to seven years in prison today for an alcohol-fueled collision that killed a 10-year-old girl and seriously injured her 15-year-old brother in New Lenox in 2006. Fisher, 27, of the 7300 block...
  • Van Buren County Marine Division Makes OWI Boating Arrests

    Van Buren County Marine Division Makes OWI Boating Arrests
    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...
  • Padded pensions

    Shortly before Tim Baldermann retired as Chicago Ridge's police chief, the town boosted his salary by more than $70,000, handing the 44-year-old as big a paycheck in retirement as he earned full time on the police force. The deputy police chief, who...