Will County

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West Nile Virus Detected In Will County

A batch of mosquitoes collected in southwest suburban Bolingbrook has yielded Will County’s first West Nile virus-positive sample of 2015.

07/10/2015

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)

Second Bat In Southwest Suburb Tests Positive For Rabies

A resident in the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive in Homer Glen watched a bat flop into his garage then trapped it with a bucket and notified animal control, according to a statement from the Will County Health Department.

07/10/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cook County Businesses Fear Sales Tax Hike Would Send Customers Away

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.

06/25/2015

Truckers say the signs are confusing, ensnaring unsuspecting drivers.(Credit: Mid-West Truckers Association)

Truckers Accuse Will County Of Using Confusing Signage To Entrap Them

“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.

04/29/2015

Recycling Bins (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

With Earth Day Approaching, Will County Residents Urged To Bring In Waste For ‘Recyclepalooza’

Earth Day is a few weeks away (April 22nd) and so Will County is launching “Recyclepalooza.”

04/04/2015

Robert A. Bonzani  (Will County State's Attorney)

Mokena Doctor Desecrated Grave Of Divorce Attorney’s Daughter: Prosecutors

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.

04/02/2015

Photo Of A Doe. (National Park Service Photo)

Animal Rights Group Wants Will County To End Deer Culling

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.

03/13/2015

Brian D. Smith (Will County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

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.

02/27/2015

Brandon Willson (Will County State's Attorney)

Las Vegas Gamer, 19, Arrested For Naperville ‘Swatting’ Incident

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.

02/06/2015

Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

California Measles Outbreak Prompting Lots Of Questions In Chicago Area

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.

01/30/2015

Brian Dorian

Will County Pays $126K To Cop Wrongly Accused As ‘Honeybee Killer’

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.

01/28/2015

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)

Flood Concerns Have Officials Keeping An Eye On Kankakee River Ice Jams

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.

01/28/2015

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11/04/2014

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

(File photo: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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