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Hundreds of people came to show their support for Plainfield teacher Lynn Smith, who is fighting cancer, by greeting her at her home and creating a display of luminaries. Smith said the outpouring of support she and her family received “has been so wonderful.”
Illinois State Police reported 11 weather-related crashes that occurred on Interstates 80 and 55 in Will County, during the overnight period, where freezing rain and drizzle created icy conditions on many roadways.
Lynn Smith, 53, a longtime Plainfield resident, mother of three and teacher at District 202 in Plainfield for 32 years is battling stage 4 colon cancer. Her friends friends have raised nearly $30,000 in just a week and will host a luminary ceremony for her on Jan. 29.
Local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies typically offer a site-based or community-based program. But the Joliet agency created a hybrid of both specifically for students at District 202 in Plainfield. Volunteers are needed.
Newly created board approved by voters in November referendum
Personnel items that were approved on Dec. 14 during a board of education meeting.
The suspect driver had tossed a water bottle at the woman’s vehicle, then fired shots that struck her vehicle and a residence in Joliet, police said. No injuries were reported.
The woman is accused of forcing her way into a Plainfield residence and attacking two women.
Jordan M. Murillo, 18, of Bolingbrook, was killed in a single-vehicle crash overnight on Interstate 55 after his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree, according to Illinois State Police.
Two injured, one seriously
The Will County Sheriff's Office, which oversees the county jail, plans to “move forward, status quo," unless the Illinois Supreme Court changes the judge's ruling on cashless bail provision of the SAFE-T Act, according to the sheriff's office.
The Bears have reportedly interviewed Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren for the position of team president. Current team president Ted Phillips is set to retire after the 2022 football season.
A 17-year-old died from injuries in a crash on Wednesday in Plainfield. A witness told police a Hyundai Elantra was traveling east on 143rd Street, west of Frontage Road, when it left the roadway.
No injuries were reported at the fire on Christmas Eve at a pole building occupied by a commercial trucking business in Lockport Township.
Will County prosecutors are charging a Crest Hill man with felonies in a case where he's accused of rubbing a woman's belly at the Joliet Walmart on West Jefferson Street.