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 By Ryan Ostry    News

Dog stolen at Louis Joliet Mall

Three men have been caught on camera stealing a French bulldog puppy at the Furry Babies Joliet pet store in the Louis Joliet Mall. The incident occurred around 3:53 p.m. on Feb.... — Updated 2/28/2020

 
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Ron Wilke gets appointed new Lisle Chief of Police

Ron Wilke has been in policing for 27 years, now, his hard work has paid off even more. Lisle Mayor Chris Pecak announced that Wilke, who is a 24-year employee of the Lisle Police D... — Updated 2/28/2020

 
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Sham-Rockin Fun to be held at community center

For the second year in a row, the Plainfield Township Community Center will be hosting the Sham-Rockin’ Fun event. This event will be from 6:30 through 8 p.m. on March 6 at 15014... — Updated 2/28/2020

 
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PFPD saves dogs life after falling through ice

Recently, a 10-month-old puppy by the name of Maverick had the fight of his life. The German Shepherd had to be rescued by the Plainfield Fire Protection District after he wondered... — Updated 2/28/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Plainfield East defeates Romeoville in opener of Class 4A regional tournament at Plainfield North

A win has been a difficult thing for the Plainfield East girls basketball team to come by this season. The Bengals last win came on Jan. 20, with the team losing six straight games... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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District 99 Foundation to host Pizza Wars fundraiser Feb. 27

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Downers Grove South High School cafeteria, the District 99 Education Foundation will host its seventh annual Pizza Wars fundraiser... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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Author Tom Hernandez to speak at Lockport Library District Feb. 28

For the majority of his life, Tom Hernandez has been fascinated about the idea of storytelling. Born and raised in Joliet, Hernandez has been writing personally and professionally... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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PHS -CC students watch live heart surgery

It's not every day a high school student with dreams of becoming a doctor gets to watch a live open-heart surgery. For 73 Plainfield Central High School students, they had that... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Romeoville girls suffered through a tough season this year, but signs point up next year

Romeoville's season ended with a 50-43 back-and-forth loss to Plainfield East in the opening round of the Class 4A Plainfield North Regional. The Spartans (8-21, 3-13) went into hal... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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Locals help Angels earn repeat state trophy

The Joliet Catholic Academy varsity girls dance team received a third-place finish in their quest to repeat as IHSA Class 1A state champions at Grossinger Motors Arena in... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Plainfield captures SPC championship

As the season winds down for the Plainfield co-op swim team, the group has its sights set on high goals. The first of those were fulfilled last weekend when Plainfield won the South... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Plainfield Fire Protection District urges safe practices during for heater season

Every year, more than 4,000 Americans die because of some sort of fire related incident. Annually, U.S fire departments respond to an average of 52,050 fires that involve heating... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Auto Show Historian bring insight to library event

Since 1901, fans of the automotive industry have had the pleasure of going to the Chicago Auto Show. The biggest auto show in North America was originally staged at the third... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Masked robber investigation still going on after $700 in cash, 58 cellular devices stolen

Currently, an investigation is underway for a robbery that took place at 7:42 p.m. Jan. 23 at the T-Mobile store in Woodridge at 1001 75th street. The armed robbery that consisted o... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Downers Grove opens new Asian restaurant

A new restaurant and bar has been opened in the Downers Grove area this year for those that enjoy all types of Asian food. Wasabi Restaurant and Bar celebrated its opening with a... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Noak issues annual State of the Village address

During the State of the Village address issued to the city of Romeoville by Mayor John Noak at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center, several key components were discussed t... — Updated 2/11/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Gardiner twins carry out family tradition while helping lead Maine South to a successful season

To say that the Gardiner twins mirror each other in almost every way would be a large understatement. The Maine South juniors have both eclipsed the 500-point mark, Niamh is... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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District 99 Foundation collaborates with KOHA to support local businesses

In an effort to help build a better way to support local businesses that support Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South High Schools through donations, the District 99... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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PARC celebrates 1-year anniversary with community

To celebrate the one-year anniversary for the Plainfield Prairie Activity and Recreation Center, a fun filled day of activities and a cheap entrance were provided for those who... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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Old Joliet Prison to host Blues Brothers fest Aug. 21-22

In the last 40 years, there might not be a more iconic movie than "The Blue Brothers." "The Blues Brothers" was shot in 1980 wan is known throughout Will County for its opening scen... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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Woman writes "I hate you... hope you two die!" on condo wall before killing ex-cop and herself; injuring others

Lisa V. McMullan has been confirmed as the suspect in the fatal shooting at the Humidor of Lisle on Jan. 24. The Humidor of Lisle, 1600 Ogden Avenue, had officers dispatched to the... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Lewis welcomes new MD-80 plane to its fleet for students

A few weeks ago, on Jan. 23, Lewis University officially welcomed a retired American Airlines MD-80 to its fleet. A brief celebration was held with American Airlines representatives... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
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Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library reveals new card design to celebrate 50th anniversary

Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook is celebrating its 50th anniversary and because of that is giving a special gift to its patrons. In order to commemorate its 50th anniversary,... — Updated 2/4/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

MLK Day of Service draws hundreds of volunteers in Joliet

In a spirited gesture to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds of volunteers congregated to perform service projects throughout the city of Joliet.... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Downers Grove North is looking for deep run into the playoffs this season

Sustained excellence is hard to do in any sport. For Downers Grove North (21-5, 7-2) basketball coach Stephan Bolt, excellence has defined his career. In his eigh seasons as the... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

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