Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to increase the county sales tax – five years after she won office by denouncing an identical tax hike imposed by her predecessor – has some business owners on the county’s outskirts worried they’ll lose customers.
“A money-making extortion scheme” is what the Mid-West Truckers Association says is going on in Will County – with unsuspecting truck drivers targeted and ticketed for tens of thousands of dollars, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Earth Day is a few weeks away (April 22nd) and so Will County is launching “Recyclepalooza.”
Robert A. Bonzani allegedly began stalking the attorney who was representing his wife in divorce proceedings. Then he spray-painted and damaged the tombstone of the attorney’s daughter, prosecutors claim.
The head of a suburban-based animal protection group was trying to stop – or at least change – Will County’s deer culling program; and he said he took hidden camera video to back up his claim that it’s cruel and unnecessary.
Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Brandon Willson used a computer to contact Naperville’s 911 center on July 10, 2014, and claimed a murder had happened at a home in the city, prosecutors claim. Naperville’s Special Response Team responded but found no crime.
Most local health departments said they are not seeing any more or fewer measles vaccinations being given since an outbreak of measles tied to Disneyland.
Will County has agreed to pay $126,500 to settle a lawsuit brought by a suburban cop whom the Will County sheriff wrongly accused of being the “Honeybee killer,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Ice jams have been forming on bends in the Kankakee River near Wilmington and that’s forcing water near, though not yet over, flood stage, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
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Will County Health Department officials say the Wilmington resident found a bat on a property in the 23000 block of Highway 113 on Monday and attempted to “provide it with a drink of water.”
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.
Alfred Hilton, 85, was found dead at his home in the 3200 block of East Bemes Road in unincorporated Crete Township. Authorities are describing his slaying as a “robbery that went terribly wrong.”
A Plainfield mother has taken up the fight to change what she sees as a loophole in the state’s child sex abuse laws, after her daughter’s experience with the justice system in Will County.
Ryan Dolan, 29, was already facing aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges in Will County, stemming from a March 8 arrest in Tinley Park. Now, the former head wrestling coach has been charged with criminal sexual assault involving the same student in Orland Park.
While the threat of flooding has eased in much of the Chicago area, there’s still concern about the Kankakee River, because of ice jams in the water.
The employees will receive a 4.5 percent cost-of-living raise phased in over the next two years and pay more of their health insurance premiums.
Gabriela Escutia, 24, of the 2700 block of Snowmass Court, faces two counts of murder in the death of 18-year-old Javier Barrios.
The new contract includes cost-of-living salary increases of 4-1/2 percent over the next three years. A new salary schedule will move many employees up two steps on the pay scale in June 2015, resulting in an additional raise.