JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Will County Forest Preserve District welcomes patrons to enjoy themselves, but "Don't Be a Jerk."
The Forest Preserve's campaign is aimed at littering, unleashed...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — U.S. states and Canadian provinces have endorsed a plan to build up defenses on an Illinois waterway in hopes of keeping invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Museum Society is offering day trips for people to explore the state's history and culture this summer by coach bus.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss reckless homicide charges filed against a northern Illinois man for a 2017 crash that killed a pregnant woman and her three...
Bowman gets 1st Cup Series win at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Alex Bowman is part of the club now. That means no more cracks about coming up empty.
He's a winner once again.
Bowman held off Kyle Larson for his first career...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local):
Alex Bowman has raced to his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory,...
Austin Dillon wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric tuned up for Chicagoland Speedway with a little doubles ping-pong.
Worked out quite well for the Richard Childress Racing...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — When Kyle Busch looks back on last year's dramatic finish at Chicagoland Speedway, nothing in particular stands out to him.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Cole Custer was so good even Joey Logano was impressed.
Custer held off Logano on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway for his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway for the second year Friday night, building a big lead for his second victory of the season.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Christopher Bell plans to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing for at least one more year.
That's about all he knows about the situation at the moment.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Joey Logano is making his 11th NASCAR Cup Series start at Chicagoland Speedway, and it's just like his first race all over again.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois state troopers are teaming up with truck drivers in the Chicago area to crack down on distracted driving.
The (Joliet) Herald-News reports the "Trooper in a...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A group representing mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region wants to fortify an Illinois waterway to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Will County officials say a developmentally disabled man wore a monster mask and played horror movie music when he stabbed a caretaker more than 30 times.
Tommy Johnson Jr. wins Route 66 NHRA Nationals
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first Funny Car victory since the end of the 2017 season, beating Robert Hight in an explosive final round Sunday at the Route 66 NHRA...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Funny Car points leader Robert Hight topped qualifying Saturday night in the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
Hight claimed his sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 66th in...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Ron Capps topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
Coming off consecutive events victories, Capps had a 3.893-second pass at 326.00 mph in...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died following a shootout when police responded to a hostage situation at a burning home in suburban Chicago.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Chicago officer fatally shot a person who fired at police during a hostage situation at a home that was on fire.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The remains of a 15-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a Chicago area commuter train last week have been recovered from a creek.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two people have been killed after being struck by a suburban Chicago commuter train.
One body was recovered Wednesday night, and emergency personnel from 20 different...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Will County say a man has been sentenced to life without parole for the 2014 killing of an 85-year-old Crete man.
Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan...
Man charged in stabbing of Wisconsin man in casino hotel
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Chicago man in the fatal stabbing of a 76-year-old Wisconsin man at casino hotel in Joliet, Illinois.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Officials in Will County say the number of deaths from heroin and fentanyl overdoses fell slightly in 2018 compared with the previous year.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was injured while conducting a traffic stop when a motorist slammed into his squad car on Interstate 80, south of Chicago.
Romeoville man pleads guilty in 2014 baseball bat death
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to fatally striking a 55-year-old man in the head with a baseball bat.
The (Joliet) Herald-News reports that 19-year-old Adam...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for a 200-bed hospital to treat mentally ill prison inmates.
The ceremony hosted by the Illinois Department of...
Correction: World War II Veteran-Medals story
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — In a story March 10 about medals being turned over to the family of a World War II veteran, 1st Lt. Walter B. Ingledew Jr., The Associated Press erroneously reported the year...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Autopsies have determined that a Joliet man shot and killed his girlfriend and their two children before he fatally shot himself as police initially believed.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is offering qualified support of a federal plan to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
2 children among 4 dead in apparent Joliet murder-suicide
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy are among four dead in what Joliet police are calling an apparent murder-suicide.
Joliet mayor asks for plan to repair Interstate 80 bridge
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The mayor of Joliet, Illinois, says because the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River is structurally unsound, he may be forced to take action.
Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Thursday said he would take safety measures if state and federal officials fail to improve the bridge's "serious structural weaknesses."
The Illinois Department of Transportation inspected the bridge in April 2018 and found it to be structurally deficient.
Sports groups back plan for keeping carp out of Great Lakes
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Metra adds express weekend trains during Chicago Auto Show
CHICAGO (AP) — Metra is adding trains that will run directly between Blue Island and McCormick Place on weekends during the Chicago Auto Show.
The transit agency announced Monday that hourly express service will connect with extra weekend trains running between Joliet and Blue Island-Vermont Street on the Rock Island Line. That will allow rides to transfer to a Metra electric line train the McCormick Place.
Court sides with suburban Chicago officer in Taser suit
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago has sided with a suburban police sergeant sued for allegedly using excessive force by using a Taser four times on a suspect as he was booked on suspicion of harassing his girlfriend.
Illinois rejects $8M from Michigan for Asian carp project
DETROIT (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected Michigan's offer of $8 million to support a project to keep invasive carp from establishing themselves in the Great Lakes, saying the money wouldn't be useful for at least 10 years.
St. Francis to get almost $650,000 for low-income students
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Some smart students at the University of St. Francis in Joliet who are short on money will be getting a nice gift courtesy of the National Science Foundation.
Man gets life in prison for 2016 bludgeoning deaths of pair
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A man convicted in the 2016 bludgeoning deaths of a man and woman in a suburban Chicago auto body shop has been sentenced to life in prison.
Will County Judge David Carlson this week sentenced 43-year-old William Krasawski of Bourbonnais (BUR'-bih-nay).
Michigan governor seeks Illinois’ help with Asian carp plan
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging his Illinois counterpart to help pay for a project to keep invasive carp from establishing themselves in the Great Lakes.
Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report.
Planned Illinois River dam projects will stall barge traffic
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning several repairs projects for Illinois River dams that could interrupt barge traffic for much of summer 2020.
2 sheriff’s deputies wounded by gunfire in Joliet
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two men are being held in lieu of $20 million bond each after being charged in the wounding of two Will County sheriff's deputies executing a warrant in a suburban Chicago drug investigation.
Deputy Chief Dan Jungles says the two officers were treated at a hospital and released following the Tuesday night shooting in Joliet. Jungles says a bullet hit one officer's protective vest in his back, while a bullet grazed the other deputy's forearm.