2-Year-Old Boy Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound In JolietA 2-year-old boy died Wednesday morning after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Joliet, police say.
17-Year-Old Boy Found Shot To Death Outside Joliet LaundromatOfficers were called to the Blue Kangaroo laundromat on off Lincoln Highway and Grant Street just before 5 a.m. They found a 17-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to the chest and stomach.
Former Catholic School Teacher Jeremy Hylka Arrested, Released On Bond, Accused Of Trying To Meet Teen Boy For SexJoliet police said in a statement that 44-year-old Jeremy Hylka was arrested Tuesday morning, after his attorney notified detectives that he would be released from Silver Oaks Hospital in New Lenox.
Lion Electric To Build School Bus And Truck Factory In Joliet, Bringing Hundreds Of Jobs To IllinoisLion Electric Company will invest at least $70 million in the new 900,000-square-foot facility, which will be the largest of its kind in the country.
Former Joliet Catholic School Teacher Jeremy Hylka Charged With Traveling To Meet A Child And GroomingA former Catholic school teacher in the southwest suburbs is facing criminal charges, after Joliet police said they discovered video of him "engaged in inappropriate communication with a minor."
Chicago Aldermen Back 100-Year Deal To Supply Lake Michigan Drinking Water To JolietIn late January, the Joliet City Council approved a plan to build a 31-mile pipeline connecting to Chicago's drinking water supply from Lake Michigan, as well as upgrades to the Southwest Pumping Station next to Durkin Park in the Scottsdale neighborhood.
Joliet Mother Charged With Leaving Sons, Ages 3 And 7, Home AloneJoliet police said the boys' teacher contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, after the older boy told her during a remote learning session that there were no adults at home.
1 Killed, 2 Seriously Injured In Head-On Crash In JolietPolice said a woman was driving south on Larkin Avenue near Douglas Street around 3:45 p.m., when she lost control of her vehicle, and crossed into oncoming traffic, and crashed into another vehicle.
With Live Entertainment Allowed Again, But With Strict Capacity Limits, Theaters And Performers Wonder Is It Worth It?Normally, the stage lights would be on at the nearly 95-year-old Rialto Square Theatre; 2,000 spectators clapping, artists crooning up to the balcony.
Joliet Chooses Chicago Over Hammond To Supply Drinking Water From Lake MichiganJoliet's existing water source is expected to dry up by 2030.
Joliet Police Shoot Man Who Pointed Gun At Officer Responding To Disturbance CallOfficers were called to the 1200 block of Nicholson Street for a disturbance around 10:15 a.m., and when they arrived, a man pointed a gun at an officer.