Will County

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Bat Tests Positive For Rabies In Will County

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.”

06/19/2014

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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Elderly Man Killed In Apparent Robbery In Crete Township

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.”

05/16/2014

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Mother Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Seeking New State Law

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.

03/28/2014

Ryan Dolan (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Former Teacher Faces New Charges Of Sex With Student

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.

03/28/2014

Ice jams on the Kankakee River in Will County have prompted the closure of Warner Bridge Road, due to possible structural damage. The ice jams also are at risk of coming on shore and damaging homes, if the river rises much further. (Credit: CBS)

Ice Jams Close Bridge On Kankakee River, Threaten Homes

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.

02/24/2014

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Board OKs Contract For County Workers

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.

12/20/2013

Gabriela Escutia (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Plainfield Murder Trial Pushed Back To January Over Juror Issues

Gabriela Escutia, 24, of the 2700 block of Snowmass Court, faces two counts of murder in the death of 18-year-old Javier Barrios.

12/10/2013

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Workers Back On The Job After Approving Contract

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.

12/06/2013

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

Will County, Employees Reach Labor Deal To End Strike: Union

About 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 walked off the job Nov. 18 after 15 months of negotiations.

12/04/2013

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

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Workers Walk Off Job In Will County

About 1,000 Will County workers are on strike.

11/18/2013

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Judge Rules 911 Dispatchers Can’t Take Part In Strike

A Will County judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order that will force 911 dispatchers to work even if their union goes on strike as planned at 7 a.m. Monday.

11/16/2013

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Workers Prepare To Walk Off Job

It appears there will be a walkout by about 1,000 Will County government workers.

11/15/2013

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Illiana Expressway Planning In High Gear

IDOT hopes to have some final issues resolved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal environmental protection agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the end of this month.

11/05/2013

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Three Shot Outside Southwest Suburban Grocery Store

Three people who were shot outside a food mart Wednesday all were listed in good or stable condition and were expected to survive.

11/01/2013

James Borg (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Missing Woman’s Boyfriend Charged With Blowing Up Their House

James Borg had been in medical care since the July 14 explosion that leveled 135 Southeast Circle Drive.

10/23/2013

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Skull Found In Creek Near Joliet

Construction workers found what’s believed to be a human skull, in a creek bed near Joliet.

10/11/2013

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Workers Threaten Strike

Will County workers are talking strike if contract talks don’t end satisfactorily, and the county is preparing for a possible walkout.

10/02/2013

Christopher Pilarski (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Man Arrested On Drug Charge After Getting Locked In Forest Preserve Lot

A man carrying cocaine in his car ended up calling the cops on himself Thursday night in a forest preserve near south suburban Crete.

08/11/2013

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