Will County

Friends Eric Glover, 22, and Terrance O. Rankins, 22, were killed in Joliet Thursday by four acquaintances, police say. (Family handouts)

Judge Might Have Reporter Explain How He Got Murder Reports

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.

08/08/2013

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Will County Forms Task Force To Investigate Sexual Harassment At Industrial Workplaces

Will County has a new task force to investigate the sexual harassment of women working in industry. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

06/17/2013

Will County Workers Complain Of Stench At Recorder’s Office

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.

05/22/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

Donald Walsh (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Suspended Frankfort Cop Facing New Burglary Charge

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.

05/03/2013

Charles Hardig (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Beecher Man Charged In Father’s Murder Found Unfit For Trial

A Beecher man sent to prison for killing his father got a second chance at a trial, but might never face a judge or jury again.

04/27/2013

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Frankfort Doctor Accused Of Fondling Woman Faces Third Lawsuit

A third woman filed a lawsuit this week alleging a Frankfort pediatrician fondled her and asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life during office visits.

03/15/2013

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Authorities Gather To Talk About Growing Heroin Problem

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is among those expected to speak at a weekend summit sponsored by the Illinois State Crime Commission.

03/08/2013

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Frankfort Square Woman Abducted

Will County sheriff’s police are looking for three men who forced a 70-year-old Frankfort Square woman into a car at gunpoint and drove around trying to withdraw money with her ATM card.

03/05/2013

Will County Judge Joseph Polito leaves the Will County Court House on April11, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Porn-Addicted Judge Gets Two-Month Suspension

Joseph Polito confessed a lifelong addiction to porn in November, seven months after the Chicago Sun-Times revealed he regularly looked at a variety of websites during work hours in 2010 and 2011.

02/01/2013

One person was killed when a small plane crashed in Manhattan Township in southern Will County on Dec. 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed In Will County Plane Crash

Federal authorities were investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash near Joliet on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Will County Judge Joseph Polito leaves the Will County Court House on April11, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Judge Admits Porn Addiction Since Childhood

A Will County judge who secretly viewed hard-core pornography on his courthouse computer fought back tears Thursday as he confessed he’d been addicted to porn since he was a little boy.

11/30/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Police Burn Hundreds Of Marijuana Plants Found In Field

Will County Forest Preserve Police burned more than 400 marijuana plants Saturday morning after a hidden field of the illegal crop was discovered the previous week.

11/11/2012

Margarita Hernandez (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Will County Democratic Official Accused Of Having Sex With Teen

A Troy Township Democratic committeewoman has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy.

10/06/2012

Vernon McCormick

Man Sentenced To 85 Years For Killing Boy

A Will County jury found Vernon McCormick of Lockport guilty in July of the Jan. 3, 2011, murder of Deonte Lesley.

09/26/2012

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Older Brother Charged In Lockport Township Man’s Shooting Death

An argument between brothers left one dead and the other facing murder charges early Saturday in unincorporated Will County near Lockport.

09/16/2012

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Can Prosecutors Bring Drew Peterson To Trial In Stacy Peterson Case?

With Drew Peterson convicted of murdering his third wife – will the prosecutors in Will County try to convict him for the murder of his fourth wife – even if there’s no body?

09/10/2012

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Peterson Jurors Reach Verdict After Asking For Definition Of Unanimous

The jurors in the Drew Peterson trial asked the judge what “unanimous” meant Thursday afternoon as they continued their deliberations.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

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Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007

A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.

08/30/2012

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Prosecution Rests Case In Drew Peterson Trial

The prosecution has rested its case in the Drew Peterson’s murder trial.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

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