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Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Nationals’ Roark Living Out His Dream

A Wilmington native, Tanner Roark took the long road to the majors.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

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

Canoe Paddle

Man Dies After Canoe Capsizes In Wilmington

A 20-year-old man died in far southwest suburban Wilmington overnight, after a canoe capsized on the Kankakee River. Three other people from the boat made it to safety

06/04/2014

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Woman Killed In Chain Reaction Crash On I-55

A 68-year-old woman was killed in a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 Wednesday night near southwest suburban Wilmington.

07/18/2013

A car is pulled from the water in Wilmington. (CBS)

Four Teens Killed When Car Plunges Into Creek Near Wilmington

Three current students and one former student from Wilmington High school were killed when their car plunged into a Will County creek on Tuesday

03/12/2013

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Lawsuit: Girl Forced To Urinate In Cup On School Bus

A Wilmington couple is suing a southwest suburban school district because their 10-year-old daughter was humiliated on a field trip last January

01/09/2013

Drew Peterson

Jury Selection For Peterson Trial Could Be Held At Wilmington Union Hall

The Drew Peterson murder trial – one of the biggest trials ever to take place in Will County – might not begin at the courthouse in Joliet.

CBS 2–06/05/2012

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Wilmington Firefighter Charged With Torching Own Truck

A firefighter from the Will County town of Wilmington is charged with doing the opposite of his job and setting something on fire in a scheme to collect insurance money.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Ruff Ruff

$8,000 Raised To Help Heal Burned Puppy

A puppy has been saved not just once, but twice, in her very young life.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2012

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Attorney For Convicted Woman: Judge’s Family, Victim’s Family Had Facebook Link

A Will County woman who was convicted of abusing a child at her home daycare is challenging the conviction based on a Facebook connection.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

I-55 Crash

Multiple Injuries In 2 Separate Crashes On I-55

Two separate crashes involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 55 in Will County, leaving several people seriously injured.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Scott Eby

Judgment Day For Child Killer

The man charged with killing 3-year-old Riley Fox pleaded guilty on Wednesday and was then quickly sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010

Scott Eby

Riley Fox Murder Suspect Fit For Trial

A psychological exam of a convicted sex offender charged with the 2004 rape and murder of a 3-year-old Will County girl has determined the suspect is fit for trial.

10/19/2010