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Mary Owen

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Crime and police

Officer fired for allegedly beating woman while on a domestic call

A Joliet police officer has been fired after allegedly using excessive force while responding to a domestic dispute earlier this month at a motel. Officer … Read more › 1 comment


Road to casino renamed Hollywood Road

A short stretch of road leading to the Hollywood Casino Joliet has been renamed Hollywood Road. The road was previously named Empress Road, which reflected the … Read more ›


City could generate revenue by cutting electricity during peak hours

Joliet plans to reduce its electricity consumption at certain water treatment plants during peak summer hours and resell the power to generate revenue as part … Read more ›


Mayor imposes fine, probation on Joliet bar

A Joliet bar that faced two separate liquor license suspensions in January stemming from fights was fined $1,000 and given one-year probation, city officials said … Read more ›

Crime and police
Some of the 200 sewer grates recovered Thursday at a Romeoville scrap yard. (Joliet Police Department)

Police recover 200 stolen sewer grates, arrest 3 men

About 200 stolen sewer grates from five Will County communities were recovered this week by Joliet police who were investigating a rash of grate thefts … Read more ›

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