Joliet

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Man Killed In Joliet Crash Involving Off-Duty Cop

A 24-year-old man was killed early Thursday morning, when he drove into the path of an oncoming SUV, driven by an off-duty police sergeant.

11/13/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders Gets Life Sentence

Joshua Miner was not surprised by his murder conviction, his attorney said at the time. Miner shouldn’t be surprised by his sentence, either. Miner, 26, was convicted of the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Miner faced mandatory life sentence under Illinois law and on Wednesday that is what he received

11/12/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison In Grisly Joliet Slayings

Bethany McKee was convicted of two counts of murder in August, in the strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013.

11/04/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Second Defendant Convicted In Joliet Double Murder

Joshua Miner, 26, was charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, whose bodies were found by police Jan. 10, 2013 on the second floor of a home at 1121 N. Hickory St. His sentencing is set for Nov. 12. He faces a mandatory term of life in prison.

10/08/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Expert Says Blood On Accused Joliet Killer’s Clothes Matches That Of Victim

Blood found on the clothes of accused killer Joshua Miner matched the blood of one of his alleged victims in a double murder in Joliet, according to an Illinois State Police forensic scientist.

09/27/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge To Hear Recording Of Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders

The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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Man Charged In Grisly Murder Of Woman In Apartment Laundry Room

-An apartment laundry room became a murder scene Wednesday in Joliet and police say they captured murder suspect Drumaine McKinley-hiding after making the grisly discovery.

09/03/2014

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Man Gets 5 Years For Throwing Chair At Cop In Court

A black plaintiff who threw a courtroom chair at a white Joliet cop after he lost a civil rights trial was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison for “assault with a dangerous weapon.”

08/22/2014

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Teen Accidentally Backs Up Over Toddler Brother

A tragic accident in Joliet over the weekend.

08/18/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Ringleader Of Grisly Joliet Murders Could Go On Trial Next Month

Will County Judge Gerald Kinney scheduled Joshua Miner’s murder trial for Sept. 22 during a court appearance Thursday for Miner, 26, and Adam Landerman, 21. But the trial could be postponed if a pending evaluation of Miner’s sanity at the time of the killings is not complete.

08/15/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Mother Of Victim In Joliet Double Murder Speaks Out

The angry mom of the victim of a brutal murder is speaking out. She talked at the trial of Bethany McKee, one of four murder suspects in a horrific case.

08/12/2014

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Joliet Murder Defendant’s Father ‘Couldn’t Fathom’ Call From Daughter About Killings

Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/07/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant Describes Gruesome Joliet Double Murder In Video Statement Played In Court

In her own words, Bethany McKee talked about how she and three others killed the pair, partied after the murders and then planned to get away with it.

08/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Joliet Double Murder Victims Killed For Money

Prosecutors say robbery was the motive behind a gruesome double murder, and they say the suspects only got away with $120.

08/04/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

First Defendant In Gruesome Joliet Double Murder To Go On Trial

Elusive details of one of Joliet’s most gruesome double homicides could finally be revealed this week when one of four people arrested in the case is set to go on trial.

08/04/2014

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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

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Former Joliet Man Coming Home After Honduras Drops Smuggling Charges

A former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.

06/27/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge: Double Murder Suspect’s Statements Can Be Used At Trial

A Will County judge on Thursday ruled that statements a man accused in the grisly murders of two Joliet men allegedly made to police without an attorney present may be used against him.

06/20/2014

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Mom: Kids Attacked Son, Put Video On Facebook

It happened while Anthony Avila was walking home from school in Joliet on Monday. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

06/05/2014

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One Of Four Takes Plea Deal In Grisly Joliet Murders

Alisa Massaro, one of those charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of concealment of a homicide.

05/22/2014

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