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Sensei Bennett was apprehended in Morris by the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regiontal Task Force. Joliet police detectives determined he owned the firearm that his girlfriend's child managed to grab and shoot himself with, police said.
Jeffery Hayes, 20, had pleaded guilty last month to spray painting graffiti on a Bolingbrook church. He was seen on Thursday in Bolingbrook carrying a machete, according to Bolingbrook police.
The City Council voted 5-3 for the resolution aimed at sending a message to Springfield.
About a dozen people marched to the City Council meeting on Tuesday.
The Joliet Noon Lions focuses on serving the blind and visually impaired of all ages. New members area always welcome.
6-1 votes adds single-family homes to city inspection program for rental units.
Will County charges alleged Romeo Jumbam, 35, duped a woman out of money in Plainfield by claiming he was the owner of business called Shiba Inus World and he had a puppy for sale.
Marvin Mixon, 51, of Matteson, was accused of battering a woman and holding her infant child over the railing of a 4th floor balcony, as if to drop the child, according to Park Forest police.
Charges were filed against Sensei Bennett, 26, of Joliet, over a Sept. 27 incident where a child shot himself in the head. Bennett was not supposed to have the gun because of a prior felony conviction, a criminal complaint alleged.
A Will County judge granted prosecutors' request to continue the domestic battery case against a former Joliet police officer to Nov. 7.
Jim Reilly, Republican challenger to Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley, has criticized him for refusing to speak out against the SAFE-T Act. Kelley said he has spoken to state officials about his concerns with the act and asked Gov. J.B. Pritzker to veto it.
Darrell Harris, 18, and another teen have been jailed on firearm-related charges after a police chase in Joliet. The chase stemmed from the investigation of a shooting that left a child wounded, police said.
Justin Rolan, 21, of Joliet, was booked into the Will County jail following his arrest at Jameson’s Pub, police said.
The westbound direction of Interstate 80 near the ramp from Houbolt Road in Joliet was closed on Sunday for the fire cleanup and tow of the abandoned silver sedan, police said.
By 3 p.m. on Sunday, there were an estimated 240 people who came to the Slovenian Grape Harvest Festival in Joliet to enjoy traditional Slovenian music, wine, food and dance.