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Man, 83, reported $5,000 missing after backyard utility ruse, and more

These arrests were taken from Will County Sheriff’s Police reports released March 27. Ruse Burglary An 83-year-old resident of the 1100 block of South Briggs … Read more ›

Michael Eberle

Cops: Homeless man who went on crime spree charged in Shorewood man’s slaying

A homeless man has been charged with murder in the beating death of a longtime employee of a Shorewood-area business Sunday, police said. Michael T. … Read more ›

Cop testified Vaughn’s wife may have killed children, then herself, investigator says

An Illinois State Police investigator has testified that Christopher Vaughn, charged with killing his wife and three children, may not be responsible for their deaths, … Read more ›

One man killed, another injured in shootings near prison, police say

A 39-year-old Joliet-area man was gunned down and a second man was injured Monday night approximately one mile west of the Stateville Correctional Center. Will … Read more ›

Booking photo of Terry D. Jenkins (Will County sheriff)

Prosecutor: Midlothian man stole heroin from evidence storage

A Midlothian man has been charged with stealing more than 3 kilograms of heroin from a Will County sheriff’s evidence container last fall, a break-in … Read more ›

Ramiro Marin and Gerardo Ortiz

Police uncover cockfighting training center involving 750 roosters

Will County Sheriff’s Police recently arrested two Joliet men after uncovering a cockfighting training center in Homer Glen that involved 750 roosters. Gerardo Ortiz, 32, … Read more ›

Joliet man charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, and more

These arrests were taken from Joliet Police arrest information, as well as information from the Will County Adult Detention Facility and Will County Circuit Clerk’s … Read more ›

Jackson and his handler, Cheri Johnson

Jackson, a Labrador, helps comfort young abuse victims

Will County investigators are enlisting the help of a three-year-old yellow Labrador to help put young victims of abuse at ease as they talk about … Read more ›

A burned vehicle stands in the 16700 block of Hazelwood Drive in Plainfield last month. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune / January 10, 2012)

Juvenile charged with series of Plainfield arsons

Sandra Reinhart hasn’t slept well since the night her town house caught fire in Plainfield’s Arbor Creek subdivision in January. The fire, which was set … Read more ›

Man arrested after stabbing outside Plainfield bar

Sun-Times reports: A southwest suburban man has been charged with stabbing another man during a fight outside a bar Sunday, a scuffle in which the … Read more ›