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.
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.
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.
About 1,000 Will County workers are on 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.
It appears there will be a walkout by about 1,000 Will County government workers.
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.
Three people who were shot outside a food mart Wednesday all were listed in good or stable condition and were expected to survive.
James Borg had been in medical care since the July 14 explosion that leveled 135 Southeast Circle Drive.
Construction workers found what’s believed to be a human skull, in a creek bed near Joliet.
Will County workers are talking strike if contract talks don’t end satisfactorily, and the county is preparing for a possible walkout.
A man carrying cocaine in his car ended up calling the cops on himself Thursday night in a forest preserve near south suburban Crete.
A Will County judge is considering putting a news reporter on the witness stand to find out how he got his hands on police reports describing allegations in a brutal double homicide in southwest suburban Joliet earlier this year.
Will County has a new task force to investigate the sexual harassment of women working in industry. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Workers at the Will County Recorder of Deeds office have been complaining of a rotten stench in the office, but officials haven’t been able to figure out what’s causing it.
On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
Donald Walsh was initially charged with domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery in July after Mokena police arrested him for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend at her home. This week, a Will County grand jury indicted Walsh on a residential burglary charge, for which he was arraigned on Friday.