Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Video from the fight shows a case of self-defense in which Jericho Parker was knifed after he attacked Tyree Parker from behind, Joliet Cmdr. Brian Benton said.
Update/1:05 p.m. Tuesday: No charges will be filed against the man accused of stabbing Jericho Parker to death because the man acted in self-defense, Joliet Police Cmdr. Brian Benton said. Tyree Crawford, 17, had been arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery because of his role in the fatal fight Monday night in the parking lot of the S & T Food Mart, 124 Richards St., but charges were dropped after the Will County State's Attorney's Office reviewed video of the incident. That video shows Parker as the "aggressor" in the fight and that Crawford had been walking away when Parker grabbed him from behind, prompting Crawford to pull out a knife and stab him once, Benton said. The decision does not mean charges …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A 48-year-old Crest Hill woman died Friday from injuries suffered in a Thursday night car crash at Route 53 and Renwick Road.
A 48-year-old woman from Crest Hill died Thursday following a car crash near Route 53 and Renwick Road in south Romeoville. The crash involved three cars and a semi-trailer on northbound Route 53, just south of Renwick Road, according to the Illinois State Police. It was reported around 4:50 p.m. The victim was identified as Judy A. Shilka. She was pronounced dead at about 3:15 a.m. Friday at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. The semi, a Ford Explorer and a Buick Century were stopped in traffic on Route 53, reports said. The semi was in the right lane. The other two cars were in the right turning lane. For unknown reasons, Shilka, who was driving a Kia Sorento, failed to stop …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The victim drove into a pole near Weber Road and Grand Boulevard, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
An 85-year-old Plainfield man was killed Monday when his car struck a pole at Weber Road and Grand Boulevard in Romeoville, the Will County Coroner's Office said. Henry R. Kutchins was pronounced dead at about 12:15 p.m. at Adventist Bolingrook Hospital, according to a news release from the coroner's office. Kutchins was attempting to make a left-hand turn from southbound Weber onto Grand when the 11:40 a.m. accident occurred, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. He did not complete the turn, instead veering off the road and driving his blue Ford Thunderbird into a light pole, Lucchesi said. The accident is under investigation, and police are exploring whether an "underlying medical condition" could have caused Kutchins …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Man who shot himself in the face while showing a gun to friends died Saturday at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, the Will County coroner's office said.
A 21-year-old Joliet man who accidentally shot himself in the face died Saturday night in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center's intensive care unit, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Dion D. Perry sustained the injury at about 5 p.m. Friday night in the 300 block of South Ottawa Street, the hospital reported Friday. There had been some confusion that the shooting may have occurred at the hospital, but those accounts were incorrect. He was reportedly showing the gun to friends while sitting in a car when the .25-caliber Beretta went off, according to a Joliet Herald News article.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The president of a Minnesota aviation service business was in the plane that crashed in a Wilton Center field.
The man killed in the Tuesday afternoon plane crash in a Wilton Center field was the president of a Minnesota aviation service business. Larry Diffley, 74, was the sole occupant of the multi-engine Beech 58 that went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Diffley operated Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. According to the company's website, Diffley and another man took over the business "with three employees, their own Cessna 150 and the three 150's already in place at Bemidji Aviation" in 1970. Diffley is listed as the company's president. Employees of Bemidji Aviation Services declined to give their names or much information about the crash Tuesday evening. One said, "We are aware of the crash and we're working with the (National …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Few details were available about the victim other than his or her body was found in the Fitzpatrick Hall.
The Romeoville Police Department and the Will County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a "non-student" who was found deceased Sunday in Lewis University's Fitzpatrick Hall. No details on the death or the person's identity were avaiable Sunday night. The information was made public by the Romeoville-based Catholic University via its Facebook page. Employees were also notified via email Sunday night. "The authorities report there was not and is no current threat to campus," the statement said. The campus remains open and all classes and activities will go on as scheduled, the release said. "The Lewis University community expresses its prayerful sympathy to all who are touched by this tragedy, especially family and friends," the…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Robert Miletta had been stressed by the accidental drowning of Justin Gore in his family's pool, and had been planning to take it down before he died, police said.
When his parents last saw him, Justin Gore was sound asleep on a couch in his grandparents' Joliet home. It was 5 a.m. Sunday, and they were en route to the airport to catch a flight to the Caribbean. No one expected the 4-year-old boy would somehow let himself out of the house and make his way to a neighboring family's above-ground swimming pool, where he would drown, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said. But he did, and by the time the police discovered his body in the water and did CPR in an effort to revive him, it was too late, Roechner said. He was declared dead at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. That tragedy was compounded by another on Monday morning, when the 47-year-old man who owned the pool in …