Will County Sheriff's Office news from the Herald-News and Shaw Local
The Will County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident where the sheriff's son was reportedly scammed out of money he paid for the National Football Championship game.
A Will County judge ordered a former Joliet housing official to stay in jail on felony charges of drug possession and a charge alleging he violated a stalking no-contact order.
A Will County sheriff's lieutenant facing a wrongful death lawsuit is seeking to attempt a settlement before answering the allegations. The investigation of the deadly shooting is still open after 21 months.
A Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle was recovered in a vehicle in Texas driven by a Joliet mass shooting suspect, who took his own life with a ghost gun, police said. The investigation still remains open.
The two men shot in Lockport Township were targeted by an unknown assailant who fired shots at them when they returned from the grocery store, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.
The girlfriend of a Joliet mass shooting suspect shrouded herself with a scarf as she exited the Will County Courthouse in Joliet. She has pleaded not guilty to obstructing justice in the investigation of the shootings.
Will County prosecutors are seeking to keep a Crest Hill teen detained in jail after he was charged with wounding a 17-year-old in a shooting and recklessly firing a gun at another person.
The Crest Hill City Council approved of a $425,000 settlement for the widow of a man who was fatally shot by a police sergeant. The widow agreed to drop her claims against the city and the sergeant as part of the deal.
Drew Peterson, who was convicted of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, will be evaluated by a psychologist to determine if there are issues with his fitness in his bid to overturn his conviction.
The funeral was held at Victory City Church in Joliet for seven members of the Nance and Esters family.
Will County sheriff’s detectives have concluded that the gun used in the slaying of Toyosi Bakare in unincorporated Joliet Township was the same weapon that suspect Romeo Nance used to take his own life
A Joliet Township man pleaded guilty to the 2016 second-degree murder of a man. By contrast, his brother was convicted of first-degree murder under the accountability theory over the same incident.
In response to questions over the case against Joliet mass shooting suspect's girlfriend, a police spokesman said investigators "continue their methodical investigation of this very complex case."
U.S. President Joe Biden said the mass shooting in Joliet underscores the need to take "guns off our streets and out of the hands of those who seek to harm themselves or others."
The girlfriend of Romeo Nance, a Joliet mass shooting suspect, made her first court appearance on Thursday.