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A memorial to Melissa Lech, killed by a hit-and-run driver in Joliet in 2008. Inset: Melissa Lech (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune. Inset: Family photo)

Man confesses 4 years later: ‘I was the one who hit your sister’

Michelle Lech spent four years contemplating the identity of the nameless, faceless hit-and-run driver who killed her sister as she walked along a Joliet street. … Read more ›

Store security, two others charged in department store robbery

A Carson Pirie Scott & Co. loss-prevention agent from Plainfield and two Joliet residents were recently charged with armed robbery in connection with a Nov. 11 … Read more ›

Plainfield Man Charged With DUI, Seriously Injured in I-55 Accident

Patch.com reports: A 24-year-old Plainfield resident was airlifted to the hospital and charged with driving under the influence after a crash on Interstate 55 near Shorewood closed … Read more ›

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his Chicago home after the first day of his sentencing hearing last December. (Chris Sweda)

Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is … Read more ›

Survivor: Driver taunted buddies, ‘You guys ready to die?’

As Gustavo Vargas drove off from a Harvey strip club after a night of drinking, he kept taunting his three buddies by screaming “You guys … Read more ›

Plainfield Man Accused of Videotaping, Blackmailing Ex-Girlfriend

Patch.com reports: A Plainfield man was in jail Friday after secretly videotaping his ex-girlfriend, then threatening to post the videos on YouTube if she and … Read more ›

Romeoville man accused of hit-and-run crash, and more

These incidents and arrests were taken from Romeoville Police reports released Dec. 29, and information from the Will County Circuit Clerk’s Office and Will County … Read more ›

Gunmen hold up Plainfield pizzeria

Joliet Herald News reports: Two masked gunmen robbed a pizza parlor early Saturday. Read more at Joliet Herald News. Read more ›

Plainfield man charged with felony theft from Oswego business

Plainfield Patch reports: A Plainfield man was charged with theft after police received a report earlier this month that an employee of an Oswego business … Read more ›

Driver safety campaign nets 6 arrests, 93 citations in Will Co.

A traffic-control program intended to make Illinois roads safer during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday season resulted in the arrest of five drunk drivers and the … Read more ›