Channahon

This headstone was placed in the Halloween display of a family in southwest suburban Channahon. Police are trying to find out who owns it. (Credit: Channahon Police/Facebook)

Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display

Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.

10/31/2014

A digger pours salt into a waiting truck for use on roads in winter. (Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

After Wicked Winter, Road Salt Prices Nearly Double

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another winter of colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal; and, accurate or not, after last year’s brutal winter, keeping road salt stocked is proving to be an expensive effort.

09/02/2014

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Trucker In Fatal I-55 Wreck Is Blind In One Eye

An Indiana truck driver has been indicted on reckless homicide charges, in connection to a July crash on Interstate 55 that killed five people. Prosecutors said the crash was partly the result of the trucker being blind in his right eye.

08/28/2014

The scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 55 near Channahon. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Trucker Charged In Connection With I-55 Crashes That Killed 5

A 51-year-old truck driver has been charged with speeding just before a deadly crash on I-55 near Channahon on Monday; one of two wrecks that killed five people.

07/21/2014

Brian Davidson (CBS)

Homeless Man’s Lawsuit: Joliet Cops Drove Him To Small Town, Dumped Him During Winter Freeze

Brian Davidson is suing the city of Joliet, hoping a federal judge will strike down a city law that outlaws panhandling. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/17/2014

Nolan McClelland and Pete Stadalsky are taking a 1,000-mile canoe trip to raise money for diabetes research. Both their fathers have Type 1 diabetes. (Credit: Paddle To Cure Diabetes)

Suburban Duo Paddling 1,000 Miles For Diabetes Research

Two young men from the suburbs have embarked on a 1,000-mile canoe trip from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico, to benefit diabetes research.

07/03/2014

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Three Hurt When Three Semis, Four Cars Crash On I-55

The crash happened about 6:45 a.m. when traffic came to a stop in a construction zone on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Bluff Road, causing a chain-reaction crash involving three semis and four other vehicles.

10/16/2013

Ambulance

Southbound Lanes Of I-55 Closed For Crash

CHANNAHON, Ill. (CBS) – The outbound lanes of Interstate 55 were shut down Monday morning in the far southwestern suburbs, after a crash involving two trucks and four cars. Illinois State Police said all southbound […]

10/07/2013

Two semis caught fire after a crash near Channahon. (CBS)

Semis Burst Into Flames After Crash

Two semi trailers collided and burst into flames on Interstate 55 near Channahon, police said.

10/01/2013

Andrew Piry (Credit: Naperville Police)

Chronic Traffic Scofflaw Going To Jail

A 23-year-old man who had been arrested or ticketed more than 20 times since receiving his driver’s license — and who continued to drive despite having had his license suspended — has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

08/14/2013

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Man Killed When Pickup Hits Semi On I-55

A man was killed when a pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi truck early Tuesday on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon.

06/11/2013

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Oswego Cop Suspended After Standoff Outside Channahon Pizza Restaurant

An Oswego police officer has been suspended after walking into a southwest suburban pizzeria with a gun, and yelling at employees while off duty.

03/14/2013

Matthew T. Edwards was convicted of murdering a couple in their Channahon apartment during a 2009 home invasion.

Man Convicted In Channahon Slaying

The man who shot a couple in their Channahon apartment during a 2009 home invasion has been found guilty of murder and attempted murder.

12/16/2012

Tiffany N. Unland, 30, of Coal City, was being held in the Will County Jail on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's office.)

Woman Charged With DUI After Fatal Head-On Collision In Channahon

Police say a drunken driver killed a 46-year-old Palatine man in a head-on collision in Will County on Friday.

09/01/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Jury In Vaughn Family Murder Trial Shown Graphic Photos Of Victims

Jurors in Christopher Vaughn’s family murder trial were shown graphic photos of the defendant’s dead wife and three children, and prosecutors claimed Vaughn planned the murders as part of an “exit scenario” to get away from a troubled marriage and start a new life in the Canadian wilderness.

08/20/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Trial To Begin Tomorrow In Vaughn Family Murders

After five years of legal proceedings and a few bizarre twists, the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting his wife and three children in an SUV in suburban Chicago is expected to begin Monday.

08/12/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect’s Charges

New questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Vaughn Murder Trial Set For August

An Oswego man charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007 is set to go on trial starting in August.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Joe Cook

Channahon Mayor Gets Probation For Not Filing Tax Returns

Channahon Mayor Joe Cook was sentenced to two years’ probation and six months’ home detention Tuesday for failing to file tax returns.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Jurors For Accused Killer Vaughn Can See Late Wife’s Emails, Chats

Anticipating a “very rare” suicide defense from accused family killer Christopher Vaughn, a Will County judge ruled Thursday jurors may see several online chat messages and emails written by his late wife, Sun-Times Media is reporting.

01/12/2012

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