Just moments after a federal jury ruled against Lavelle Watts Jr., and in favor of Officer Joshua Sawyer, the Joliet cop Watts had sued, an enraged Watts grabbed a chair and flung it at Sawyer, witnesses said.
The suspects and victims appear to be friends, and hung out frequently.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Monday he will personally prosecute the murder case against four young men and women accused of strangling two friends in Joliet, then attempting to dismember their bodies.
- Police say four young adults, one the son of a Joliet police sergeant , lured two friends to a house, robbed and strangled them and then played video games until police arrived.
Seven Illinois correctional facilities, including the modern but hotly debated high-security Tamms prison, will close within weeks after action by a judge Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said.
The man who shot a couple in their Channahon apartment during a 2009 home invasion has been found guilty of murder and attempted murder.
Federal authorities were investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash near Joliet on Tuesday.
After robbing a store to get oxycodone, a 16-year-old self-admitted heroin addict went to the restroom area to get high and made no attempt to escape police, authorities said.
State lawmakers could attempt to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation to expand casino gambling in Illinois during their two-week veto session that started Thursday, but one city that already has a casino says enough is enough.
The family of a missing Joliet woman is searching for answers.
An 18-year-old man is being held on $7 million bail for a Tuesday gang shooting that left two teens dead and another wounded.
Joliet police say DNA evidence finally caught up to a man who sexually assaulted a toddler six years ago.
Arsenal Road, from I-55 to Baseline Road in Elwood, has been temporarily closed due to an incident at the ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery.
In August a jury convicted Exulam Holman, 33, of aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery. On Thursday he received the maximum sentence: 14 years in prison.
A Will County jury found Vernon McCormick of Lockport guilty in July of the Jan. 3, 2011, murder of Deonte Lesley.
Two south suburban men were due in bond court Saturday, charged with stealing checks from President Barack Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters.
Unionized state workers upset over state cutbacks tried to disrupt the governor today at the ground-breaking for a project preparing for high-speed rail in Joliet.
Video gambling in the state seems to be in a holding pattern.
Two men were in custody Saturday, after being arrested on charges of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Will County.
The Roman Catholic bishop in Joliet is allowing an accused predator priest to return to limited ministry, and advocates for priest sex abuse victims are livid over the decision.