The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Exeleon Says Braidwood Nuclear Plant Wasn’t In Danger From Nearby Tornado

One of Monday night’s tornadoes narrowly missed Exelon Nuclear’s Braidwood plant. But the utility insists no one was endangered.


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At Least Nine Tornadoes Touched Down Monday, NWS Confirms

Survey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed at least two tornados touched down Monday night, when powerful damaging storms swept through the western and southwestern suburbs.


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Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty Again, 13 Years After Girl’s Death

The man responsible for killing a 10-year-old girl in a 1999 drunken-driving crash admitted Monday he drove under the influence again in 2010.


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Cleared Of Sex Abuse Charges 4 Years Ago, Man Pleads Guilty To Same Crime

A far southwest suburban man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl, four years after a jury found him not guilty of the same crime.


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Rabid Bat Found In Will County For Second Time In A Week

For the fifth time this year and the second time in a week, a wild animal with rabies has been discovered in Will County.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Lying To Police About Rape

A Will County woman who falsely claimed she was kidnapped and raped last year pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Wednesday.


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Tornado Warning For Parts Of Will, Grundy County

A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Will and Grundy counties southwest of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant. (CBS)

Concerns About Nukes Aired In Braidwood

Federal officials are looking into the concerns of some Braidwood residents who think the local nuclear-power plant is the cause of their illnesses. 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.



Man Dies A Week After Braidwood Fire

A man from the Will County community of Braidwood is dead, almost a week after a three-alarm house fire that police are now calling suspicious.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Nuclear Safety Regulators To Inspect 2 Illinois Plants

Federal nuclear safety regulators said Thursday they will be conducting special inspections at two nuclear plants in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

After Japan Disaster, Senators Focus On Illinois Nuke Plant Safety

In the wake of the nuclear troubles in Japan, Illinois’ two U.S. senators said the key is to focus on common sense safety for nuclear facilities in the state.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Japanese Nuke Meltdown: Could It Happen Here?

News that Japanese nuclear power plants have been stressed from the earthquake has caught the attention of some residents in suburban Braidwood, where a nuclear plant is located.


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Car Rolls Into Water In Braidwood

No injuries were reported when a car rolled into a body of water in Braidwood, but search and rescue crews were dispatched.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011