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According to Redfin, Will County home prices were up 11.8% in June 2022 compared to 2021 and sold for $336,000 on average, according to Redfin. In Joliet’s 60435 zip code, prices were up 16.1%.
Will County prosecutors are seeking a mandatory natural life sentence against Vincent Winter for the offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Officers arrested a man after responding to a report of a shooting at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Prosecutors so far have charged the man with unlawfully possessing a gun at the time of the incident.
An appellate court has suspended a Will County judge's ruling to kick Karl Ferrell off the Joliet Township because of his past felony convictions. Ferrell is appealing the judge's decision.
The female was pronounced deceased at a railroad crossing in Wilmington, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
The man was accused of punching one woman while she was on the ground and shoving another woman away, according to Joliet police.
The alleged robbery of a 51-year-old woman on an electric disability scooter occurred at Western Food Mart in Joliet, police said.
Prosecutors have charged nine people in Will County with committing fraud against the Paycheck Protection Program. Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a bill to extend statute of limitations for charges on PPP loan fraud.
Will County Judge Edward Burmila said he plans to retire and will have another judge decide who will preside over Drew Peterson's bid for a new trial following his conviction of the 2004 murder of his third wife.
The jury deliberated for roughly two hours before finding Will County Sheriff's Deputy Ed Goewey guilty of the misdemeanor offense of disorderly conduct.
The jury trial against Will County Sheriff's Deputy Ed Goewey began Wednesday and is expected to continue Thursday. Goewey faces a misdemeanor charge over his alleged conduct at a Catholic school in Mokena.
Will County Deputy Sheriff’s Union Labor Council No. 738 announced their support for Jim Reilly as the candidate who should become sheriff this November. Current Sheriff Mike Kelley said he remains committed to the sheriff’s office.
The Illinois state sales tax holiday will end at the close of the business day on Aug. 14.
A 39-year-old man was hospitalized after he was ejected from his motorcycle in a crash in Joliet. Police said his motorcycle struck the driver's side of another vehicle entering West Jefferson Street.
Joliet area residents are noticing the variations in gas prices, even on different sides on the same town. Two economics professors explain why.