An explosion near the town of Herscher has injured five people.
A 7-year-old boy who is suspected of starting a fire at a church by using a lighted candle was burned but not seriously injured Sunday morning in Kankakee.
Firefighters in far south suburban Kankakee are battling a two-alarm fire Tuesday night.
State police in the far south suburbs are warning motorists to stay off an “impassable” I-57 and area highways, which have forced dozens of motorists — and even and IDOT plow — to abandon their vehicles.
Former Gov. George Ryan already got to visit his ailing wife earlier this week, and should now be kept in prison, federal prosecutors say.
One day after his wife was hospitalized in intensive care for a severe infection, former Gov. George Ryan was still waiting to hear if he can leave prison temporarily to be at her side.
Fire officials say no one apparently was injured in the explosion at a wastewater treatment plant.
The first Dairy Queen store was in–surprise–Joliet and now the location is an official local landmark.