Joliet

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New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois Permits

There are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state’s pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.

04/02/2015

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Joliet Teens Charged With Child Pornography

A 15-year-old girl and three of her classmates recorded consensual sex acts one week ago, and posted the video on Twitter. The girl’s mother found out about the video, and reported the Twitter post to police, who seized the original recording.

03/31/2015

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Two Charged With DUI After Pedestrian Killed In Joliet Crash

About 8:30 p.m., a Mazda sedan was pulling out from a parking lot at the southeast corner of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet when it struck a westbound Hyundai on Western. The impact sent the vehicles to the northwest corner of the intersection, where Joliet resident Mark A. Cipolla was standing.

03/23/2015

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Homicide Investigation Underway After Body Found Near Joliet

A citizen discovered the body of a black female in a field near Zurich and Brandon roads in unincorporated Joliet Township, according to the Will County sheriff’s and coroner’s office. Sheriff’s police are investigating the death as a homicide, but a preliminary cause of death was not released by the coroner’s office.

03/12/2015

Joliet police say Williamson, the three kids, and that female driver were riding in a Saturn car in the 100 block of Mississippi Avenue when several persons waiting on the street opened fire on the car.
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Joliet Woman Fatally Shot In Car With Three Kids Inside

A 20-year-old Joliet woman was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while riding in a car that had three young children inside.

03/11/2015

Joliet police officers at the scene of a police-involved shooting in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive on Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Joliet Cops Shoot Man Who Pointed Two Guns At Them

Police responded to a report of a domestic battery in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. A woman told police her husband was heavily armed, and had attacked her inside the house. When officers arrived, a man confronted them while armed with two rifles.

03/11/2015

A sick 8-week old puppy was turned into Joliet police on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog from a local animal shelter. (Credit: Joliet Police)

Sick Puppy Returned After Theft From Joliet Animal Shelter

A sick puppy was returned to a Joliet animal shelter on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog.

02/18/2015

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Joliet Animal Shelter Worried About Sick Stolen Puppy

The 8-week-old puppy, a Shih Tzu-Poodle mix, was stolen from Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, on the 200 block of Republic Street, just after noon Monday. The female puppy was being treated for a respiratory infection, and needs medication, or is going to get sicker.

02/17/2015

A clerk at this convenience store was shot and killed during a robbery on Monday. The clerk managed to return fire, and killed one of the two masked men who attacked him. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Joliet Police Still Hunting For Second Suspect In Deadly Robbery

As Joliet police continued their search for the second robber in a holdup that left a convenience store clerk and a robber dead last week, investigators were hoping someone would come forward with information to help them crack the case.

01/28/2015

Brownie is a female German Shephard and Great Dane mix available for adoption at Cache Creek Animal Rescue, which is facing eviction from its facility in Joliet. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Joliet Animal Shelter Gets Reprieve After Successful Fundraising Drive

An animal rescue group that seemed to be at death’s door has made a miraculous recovery, thanks to a holiday fundraising drive, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

01/20/2015

A clerk at this convenience store was shot and killed during a robbery on Monday. The clerk managed to return fire, and killed one of the two masked men who attacked him. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Two Killed In Shootout At Joliet Store

A store clerk and an armed suspect were killed in a shootout inside a convenience store in southwest suburban Joliet Monday afternoon.

01/19/2015

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Joliet Funeral Director To Display Replica Lincoln Casket

A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month.

01/15/2015

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Man Found Dead In Joliet Had Been Shot, Run Over By Vehicle

Michael C. Brock, 24, had been shot one time and run over by a vehicle, according to police and the Will County coroner’s office. Brock, of Joliet, was dead at the scene.

01/13/2015

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Police Investigate Homicide In Joliet

Michael C. Brock, 24, of Joliet, was pronounced dead Saturday in the 500 block of South Ottawa Street in Joliet, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Joliet police are investigating the death as a homicide.

01/13/2015

The Rialto Theatre in Joliet. (Credit:CBS)

Rialto Theatre To Return $350,000 Donation For New Marquee

The main requirement Ed Czerkies wanted when he donated the money was to have his parents’ names prominently displayed on a new digital marquee for the Rialto, which would replace the classic original marquee. After significant backlash from the community, the board backed off, and so did Czerkies.

01/09/2015

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School Collects Gifts, $1,700 For Secretary After Burglars Ransack Home

On Thursday night, when Evette Durham returned home from coaching basketball at T.E. Culbertson School, she found her place had been ransacked. All her family’s electronics, game systems, jewelry, and cash had been taken; not to mention gifts Durham had bought for needy kids at her school.

12/23/2014

Brownie is a female German Shephard and Great Dane mix available for adoption at Cache Creek Animal Rescue, which is facing eviction from its facility in Joliet. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Joliet Animal Shelter Facing Eviction Just Before Christmas

Dogs rescued by a Joliet no-kill animal rescue group could be evicted in a matter of days, but the shelter and its supporters are fighting back.

12/19/2014

The Rialto Theatre in Joliet. (Credit:CBS)

Joliet Residents Trying To Block New Digital Marquee At Rialto Theatre

It is one of America’s classic theatres admired for its beauty and history. But soon, a big change is coming to the Rialto Theatre in Joliet. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports lots of people there are trying to stop it.

12/16/2014

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Appeals Court: Reporter Does Not Have To Disclose Source

A reporter previously held in contempt of court while covering a grisly Joliet double-homicide will not have to disclose his source, a state appeals court ruled Monday.

12/16/2014

Tariq Purnell and Keon Kelley were shot and killed in Joliet on Dec. 2, 2014 (Supplied Photos)

Two Dead, One Wounded In Joliet Shooting

Police in southwest suburban Joliet were searching for whoever shot and killed two people Tuesday night, and wounded a third.

12/03/2014

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