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Joliet firefighters pour water on a fire in a warehouse at the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center on July 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Destroys Warehouse At Shuttered Joliet Prison

Joliet firefighters put out a blaze early Thursday at the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center, made famous for being used in the movie “Blues Brothers” and the TV show “Prison Break.”

07/25/2013

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Manufacturing Jobs In Chicago See Year-Over-Year Uptick

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing is one sector seeing an increase in the Chicago metropolitan area.

07/22/2013

The Joliet sink hole that trapped a woman this week. (CBS)

Joliet Woman Swallowed By Hole

The hole may look small from the outside, but underground it opened up enough to swallow a woman up to her hip. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

07/11/2013

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Waitress Missing For Three Weeks

Will County sheriff’s police are asking for help in finding a 52-year-old woman who’s been missing for three weeks.

07/03/2013

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Woman Hit By T-Shirt Cannon At Joliet Event Suing

A woman is suing the Joliet Park District and others, saying she was hit in the face and badly injured by a canister fired from an air cannon during a T-shirt promotion at last year’s Taste of Joliet.

06/29/2013

Brian Moudry (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

White Supremacist Gets 10 Years For Torching Black Family’s Home

A white supremacist who burned down a black family’s southwest suburban home in a racist attack was told by a judge on Monday to be thankful for the black lawyer who defended him, the Sun-Times is reporting.

06/05/2013

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Noise From Music Fest At Chicagoland Speedway Has Neighbors Up In Arms

Most of the complaints seem to be coming from the east of the Chicagoland Speedway in new Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena as grandstands protect the other three sides.

05/25/2013

Adam Landerman (clockwise from top left), Alisa Massaro, Joshua Miner, and Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Murder Suspects Accused Of Having Sex On Corpses Plead Not Guilty To New Indictment

A judge’s standing orders sealing the case file and gagging the attorneys left more questions than answers after the latest hearing in Will County for the group already charged with the murders of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins.

05/08/2013

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120-Year-Old Joliet Church Headed For Demolition

The city is moving to have a 120-year-old church demolished after a year has passed without any repairs to structural damage caused by a storm.

04/21/2013

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Body In Des Plaines River Is Slain Joliet Woman

A woman’s body found Saturday in the Des Plaines River has been identified through dental records as that of a Joliet woman who was allegedly killed by her son last month in her home, according to the Will County coroner’s office.

04/16/2013

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Trucker Killed When 2 Semis Collide On I-80 Near Joliet

A semi was traveling on the ramp from Houbolt Road to westbound I-80 when, for unknown reasons, it was struck by a semi traveling west on I-80.

04/10/2013

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Joliet Man Shot, Killed In Lockport Township

A 21-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night at the border of Joliet and an unincorporated area, according to police.

04/09/2013

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

SNAP Members Praise Cardinal George’s Handling Of Joliet Abuse Case

But at the same time – their flier and their members – asked parishioners to ask the cardinal for more: to release more files on abusive priests.

04/07/2013

Harrah's Casino, Joliet. (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Casino Treats Joliet Officials To VIP Cards

It’s not illegal, but it’s a bad bet, the BGA says. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

04/04/2013

Crews search the Des Plaines River in Joliet, looking for the body of Jeanie Parker, who is missing and believed to have been killed by her son. (Credit: CBS)

Search Resumes For Joliet Woman’s Body

Authorities were continuing their search Tuesday morning for the body of a Joliet woman who has been missing since last week, and believed to have been killed by her son.

03/26/2013

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Joliet Man Charged With Mother’s Murder

A Joliet man was charged Thursday evening with killing his mother earlier in the day and dumping her body in the Des Plaines River, according to police.

03/22/2013

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I-55 Crash Closes Southbound Lanes Near Joliet

One of the vehicles overturned in a ditch and the other vehicle was disabled in the left lane following the crash.

03/14/2013

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Joliet Diocese Releases Personnel Files On Priest Abusers

The Diocese of Joliet has lifted a protective order on personnel files of 15 priests as part of a settlement in a sexual abuse case announced Tuesday.

03/13/2013

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Preschool Teachers Claim Race Harassment In Joliet

Two women have filed a lawsuit accusing several employees at a southwest suburban Joliet preschool of racial discrimination and harassment.

03/03/2013

Adam Landerman (clockwise from top left), Alisa Massaro, Joshua Miner, and Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Report: Murder Suspects Had Sex On Top Of Corpses

After they allegedly murdered two young men, two of the four suspects involved in the savage and bizarre attack decided to have sex on top of the corpses, according to a published report.

02/26/2013

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