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Steve Matanich and his fiancee. (Supplied to CBS)

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

Smart phone user (CBS)

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

Alisa Massaro (Will County Sheriff Dept.)

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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Teenage Girl Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Joliet

Shatoya Batiste, 14, was struck at the intersection of Illinois Route 53 and Pheasant Run Road, steps away from her home in the 20 block of Pheasant Run.

05/19/2014

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Person Arrested In Fatal Shooting In Joliet

Police responding to a call of shots fired about 3:30 a.m. on Mississippi Avenue near East Washington Street started chasing people they saw running from the area. Once they caught up with the people, they found one person armed with a handgun and were told another person had been shot,

05/05/2014

16-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot Near Joliet

A 16-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after he was shot in near southwest suburban Joliet.

04/21/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

Arson Ruled Out, Gas Leak Blamed In Joliet House Explosion

Investigators have confirmed a gas leak was to blame for an explosion and fire that destroyed a house in southwest suburban Joliet earlier this week.

03/28/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

ATF, Joliet Fire Department Investigating House Explosion

Local and federal investigators were in Joliet on Tuesday, trying to determine what caused a house to explode in flames Monday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Firefighters respond to the scene of a house explosion in New Lenox Monday. (CBS)

Explosion Levels Joliet Residence

Emergency officials are responding to a report of a house explosion in southwest suburban Joliet.

03/24/2014

Anthony Bausal. (Family provided photo)

Joliet Police Searching For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run

CBS 2’s Pam Jones reports a display of caskets in a funeral home doubled as a gathering place Tuesday for a family sharing their last painful memories of Anthony Bausal.

02/25/2014

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Man Injured, Eastbound Lanes Closed In I-80 crash

A two-vehicle crash involving a semi closed four miles of eastbound Interstate 80 in southwest suburban Joliet for about 30 minutes Saturday morning.

02/01/2014

(Left to right) Two brothers, Jaquan and Dimitri Hosey-Green, have been charged with killing a man in an Aurora restaurant. (Credit: Aurora Police)

Two Brothers Charged With Killing Man At Aurora Restaurant

Jaquan D. Hosey-Green, 19, and his 18-year-old brother, Dimitri J. Hosey-Green, both of the 1200 block of Fairfield in Joliet, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Arin T. Williams.

01/16/2014

Dr. Michelle Sergel, left, talks with a frostbite patient at Stroger Hospital. (CBS)

Extreme Weather Brings Frostbite Cases, Deaths From Snow-Shoveling Exertion

In southwest suburban Will County, three men ranging in age from 57 to 63 died after shoveling snow in Bolingbrook and Joliet, the coroner’s office tells CBS 2.

01/06/2014

Prison fence

State Prison Intake Center Is Focus Of Crowding Dispute

Inside what could be Illinois’ most important correctional facility — its main inmate intake center — hundreds of newly convicted prisoners are sleeping in a gym, a health care unit, converted common spaces and “staging areas” next to bus garages after they arrive from county jails.

12/27/2013

Cold Thermometer

Police: Elderly Joliet Man Freezes To Death

An elderly Joliet man apparently froze to death after walking outside of his house and falling, police said.

12/16/2013

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Police Arrest Man In Connection With Joliet White Castle Robbery

Police say the masked man who held up a White Castle at gunpoint Wednesday let employees get a good look at his face minutes earlier.

12/01/2013

Will County workers on strike packed a county board meeting on Thursday as their strike entered its fourth day. (Credit: CBS)

Will County Workers’ Strike Enters Day 4

Municipal workers in Will County said they’re in it for the long haul as they entered day four of a labor strike, following 15 months of failed negotiations.

11/21/2013

A semi-trailer truck driving on Interstate 80 in Joliet hit the Center Street overpass after leaving the road early Thursday. (Credit: NVP News)

Driver Injured After Truck Hits I-80 Overpass

The semi was westbound on I-80 when the driver left the road for an unknown reason and hit the Center Street overpass about 12:20 a.m.

11/14/2013

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State Police: Motorist Dead After Joliet Crash

A motorist is dead after a crash Saturday in southwest suburban Joliet, state police said.

10/26/2013

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