| 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...
| 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,...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:49 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 3:47 PM
(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...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2010
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...