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 By Brian Stanley    News

Three men fall asleep during a burglary spree

Joliet Police say three men fell asleep in the middle of a burglary spree Feb. 16. At 7:48 a.m., officers were called to the 6400 block of Baring Ridge Drive after witnesses reported a suspicious vehicle. According to police... — Updated 2/28/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Gunfire exchange kills 1

A 17-year-old died after the occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire Feb.7 on Republic Avenue in Joliet. Shots were reported at 12:09 p.m. in the 200 block of Republic Avenue,... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Three Chicago men arrested for alleged robbery

Three Chicago men - including a paraplegic - were arrested after allegedly robbing a cell phone store at gunpoint Feb. 15 in Joliet. At 12:44 p.m. two masked men armed with... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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Plainfield man dies after dog attack injuries

A Plainfield man died after being attacked by a family pit bull earlier this month. Devin J. White, 25,died late on Feb. 10 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, according to Plainfi... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Plainfield crash leaves one dead

A Spring Valley woman died Feb. 13 in a traffic crash on Route 126 in Plainfield. The collision occurred shortly after 9 p.m. between Meadow Lane and Indian Boundary Line Road.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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Social media threat forces Shorewood police to use extra patrol

Shorewood Police used extra patrols Feb. 5 when a terrorist-like threat was posted on social media. Chief Aaron Klima said the "vague and unspecified threat to create a... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Pit bull inures four, one serious

A pit bull injured four people before being put down Feb. 8. At 9:15 p.m. Plainfield police and firefighters were called to the 22900 block of Judith Drive after the dog bit a 25-year-old man. “Initial investigation indicates... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Dunkin' Donuts opening in Plainfield

Plainfield expects to welcome a Dunkin' Donuts to the south side of town later this year. While the coffee and fast breakfast mainstay has locations on the other ends of town and... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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Man overdoses while being arrested

A Joliet man died Jan. 29 after reportedly swallowing a fatal amount of narcotics while being arrested. Eric D. Lurry, 37, was taken into custody Jan. 28 near Briggs and Washington... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Shorewood plans to add new public works facility

The Village of Shorewood is planning for a new facility that will centralize public works operations. At a recent committee meeting, village trustees reviewed the proposed $10... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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Joliet officer faces charges after accident killed passenger

A Joliet police officer is facing drunk driving charges for an off-duty crash that killed a Berwyn officer. Erin Zilka, 35, a 12-year-veteran, was charged with misdemeanor driving... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Marshalls coming to village

Marshalls will open later this year at the former site of Babies R' Us in Shorewood. Village Economic Development Director Kelley Chrisse told trustees the discount department... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Shorewood votes to allow cannabis sales in village

After months of discussion and public hearing, Shorewood will allow marijuana-based businesses to operate within the village. Mayor Rick Chapman broke the tie among the trustees'... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Police arrest parolee with a gun

Joliet police reportedly found a parolee driving around with a loaded handgun in his car Jan. 13. At 10:15 p.m. officers near Fourth Avenue and Richards Street saw a driver commit a moving violation and attempted to pull it over,... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Collins gives Plainfield's state of the village address

The Boulevard may be at the very eastern edge of Plainfield, but it was at the center of Mayor Mike Collins’ recent State of the Village presentation. Machines have been moving earth for the 70-acre retail development which will... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Troy students learning about how mail works through letter writing

Students at Troy Hofer Elementary School are learning to correspond with their friends in the old fashioned way – by writing letters. The school has its own unofficial in-school p... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Village of Plainfield launches online map to historic landmarks

Plainfield now has an online map that provides historic information as well as direction. The new feature is under Plainfield Historic Landmarks on the village website. The... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

D.202 sells 40-acre site to Northern Builders, Inc. for $3.6 million

Plainfield School District 202 has sold a 40-acre site that was once considered for school facilities. Northern Builders, Inc. has purchased the land at the northeast corner of 127th Street and Kings Road for $3.6 million. The... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
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Kalkanis attends first full meeting on Board

Along with the new year, the Plainfield Village Board has welcomed a new member. Patricia “Patty” Kalkanis was sworn on last month and attended her first full meeting Jan. 6. Kalkanis has been appointed to fill the term of... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Year ends with bank robbery, car burglary

An 18-year-old man allegedly ended the year by robbing a Joliet bank. According to police, at 11:10 a.m. Dec. 31 Arus L. Woods came into Merchants and Manufacturers Bank, 601 E. Cass St. "The suspect appeared to have a handgun... — Updated 1/6/2020

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Men arrested after firing several rounds

Two men were arrested after Joliet police reportedly heard them fire several rounds from their car on Dec. 7. Shortly before 8 p.m. police were in the 400 block of East Jackson Stre... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Village still mulling over marijuana-based businesses

Shorewood officials sought a second round of public opinion whether the village should permit marijuana-based businesses. But while more than 50 people attended a meeting on the issue last month, only five came to the Dec. 10... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Man shot driving through Troy Township

A man reported he was shot in the arm while driving through Troy Township last week. At 6:30 a.m. Dec. 3, the 34-year-old victim came to the Food and Fuel gas station on Jefferson... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

New salon gets approval for downtown Plainfield

Plainfield has approved a new salon business in the downtown area. On Dec. 2, the village board unanimously approved permitting Salon Suites to operate in the former's doctor's... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Stanley    News

Trucks still a hot topic for Village Board

Truck lots continue to be a divisive topic for the Plainfield Village Board. At the Dec. 2 meeting, trustees voted 3-2 against a semi-truck parking facility slated for the Plainfield Small Business Park at 13611 S. Route 30.... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

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