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Historian Says Truck Traffic Driving Away Tourists On Route 66

An historian and guardian of Route 66 says the historic mother road to the pacific shore is getting swamped by trucks using a massive logistic center in tiny Elwood Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck Facility

A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.


YouTube video shows a truck breaking a railroad crossing gate to avoid a collision with an Amtrak train in Elwood. (Credit: YouTube)

Elwood Warns Of Dangers From Heavy Truck Traffic

Officials in southwest suburban Elwood have released police dashboard camera video of a semi-trailer truck going through a railroad crossing gate, to illustrate the village’s point that trucks are creating dangerous conditions as it fights a lawsuit by an intermodal facility.


Rescue crews on the scene at Stepan Chemical. (CBS))

Chemical Release Exposes Workers At Plant In Elwood

Rescue crews are on the scene of a possible chemical leak at a plant in far southwest suburban Elwood.


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Workers Walk Out At Walmart Plant In Elwood

Workers at the Walmart distributions center in Elwood went on strike Saturday to protest alleged illegal retaliation and other labor abuses.


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Joliet Boy Accused Of Carrying Molotov Cocktails

A young boy spotted by witnesses carrying two firebombs was later arrested Saturday.


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Multiple Injuries In 2 Separate Crashes On I-55

Two separate crashes involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 55 in Will County, leaving several people seriously injured.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

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Police: Men Stole Toilet Paper From Warehouse For Resale At Flea Markets

A Will County warehouse worker and a now-convicted murderer stand charged with stealing $60,000 worth of toilet paper and plastic utensils from the warehouse.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011


Alert Cop Foils Elaborate Copper Theft Scheme At Joliet Arsenal

Two men have been charged, after police say they went to great lengths to try to steal copper from the long-shuttered Joliet Arsenal.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

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Someone You Should Know: Honor Guard Volunteer Larry Cavanaugh

An honor guard is a special way to pay tribute to America’s servicemen and women at their funerals. Members of these squads donate their time. One of those volunteers is Larry Cavanaugh, and CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says he’s someone you should know.

CBS 2–12/08/2010