Sunday, December 30, 2012
Arrests made by the Romeoville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Lee E. Barefield, 19, 710 Berkley, Romeoville, arrested by the Joliet Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 29 on a warrant for failure to appear. Kendall Echols, 18, 416 Langford, Bolingbrook, arrested by the Romeoville Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 30 on a warrant for failure to appear. Samantha Borla, 21, 420 Tallman, Romeoville, arrested by the Romeoville Police Department at about 3:25 p.m. Dec. 11 in the 200 block of South Weber Road and charged with retail theft. Melissa Quick, 19, 410 Cherry St., Joliet, arrested by the Romeoville Police Department at about 3:25 p.m. Dec. 11 in the 200 block of South Weber Road and charged with retail theft. Nicholas Garcia, 21, 1121 N. …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A look at recent driving under the influence arrests.
Dec. 27 David Lemont Hatten, 37, 2311 Benedict Ave., Joliet, arrested by the Will County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 27 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Dec. 23 Shane Adam Storer, 25, 562 N. Eastern, Joliet, arrested by the Joliet Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 23 on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, blood alcohol content over .08, operating a motor vehicle and improper traffic lane usage. Dec. 22 William Garcia, 19, 9 N. Center, Joliet, arrested by the New Lenox Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Dec. 22 on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving without…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The missing woman's boyfriend told the Joliet police she stole a bunch of his cash and one of his guns, a detective said.
The Joliet police are searching for a missing mother of three whose boyfriend said she stole a load of his cash and one of his handguns, investigators said. Linda Fellenbaum, 33, had moved in with the boyfriend about two months ago and was last seen departing his 3608 Crockett Court home on foot, said Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton. Not only was she on foot, said the missing woman's mother, Deborah Barr, but she was barefoot, having left her shoes behind in the boyfriend's house. "Her car, her phone, her shoes," Barr said of the various items her daughter left at the home of her boyfriend, 40-year-old Donald Wolak. The sudden departure from Wolak's home was on Oct. 21. Five days earlier, Benton said, the boyfriend—whom he declined to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Political contenders for the 11th District U.S. House, 49th District Illinois House and Will County state's attorney positions attended the event at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrant residents, a proposed deportation center for illegal immigrants and the need for warehouse jobs that pay a living wage were the hot-button issues discussed at a candidate's forum Monday night. The event, specifically designed to cover topics of interest to the Will County Latino community, was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Joliet. Among the candidates to attend were those running for the Will County state's attorney's office, the U.S. House seat for District 11 and the Illinois House District 86 seat. Both Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and his opponent Dave Carlson told attendees the Hispanic community is important to them. "I'm doing everything that I can to make sure …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Will County opened its second drug court recovery home in Joliet.
At its most crowded, the Bebar home on Lime Street had nine people in it. "There were six (brothers and sisters) in my family, and one time my grandmother moved in with us, so there were nine," Gary Bebar recalled when asked about growing up on Joliet's near west side. Another nine people are living in Bebar's former home now—house manager Bob Sullivan and eight recovering drug addicts—as the county opened its new drug court recovery home Wednesday. The Julie Ann House is the second recovery home for people who are nearing completion of the Will County Drug Court Program. In 2010, a recovery home for men was established and named in honor of one of the program’s first graduates, Miller Taylor. The Miller Taylor House was the first recovery…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Alm, a Republican candidate for the 86th District house seat, was threatened at (BB) gunpoint Tuesday and told to get out of the neighborhood.
OUTSIDE CHICAGO -- There's rough politics, and then there's staring down the barrel of a gun while you're out campaigning in the middle of the day. And that's what Republican 86th District state house candidate Ryan Alm said happened to him while he was walking the streets of Joliet's west side and knocking on doors Tuesday afternoon. "It couldn't be stranger," Alm said. "I couldn't imagine this would ever happen." Get all the latest Joliet news in your inbox every morning. Sign up for our free daily newsletter. Alm said he was speaking with an older woman outside her home near the corner of Madison Street and Black Road about 1 p.m. when a young man rode by on a bicycle and asked, "Is there a problem here." Alm assured the cyclist there …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The event is free for those 15 and younger and $2 for everyone else.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
The 3rd Annual Joliet Family Fun Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Silver Cross Field. Touch-a-truck vehicles from police and fire departments and military vehicles will be on hand. Inflatable bouncies will be available for the kids. Attendees can go on hayrides or a scavenger hunt, watch the Jessie White Tumblers, shoot hoops with former NBA Player Kenny Battle and meet costumed Star Wars characters. There will also be games for all ages, a live band, food and beverages, a scavenger hunt and give-a-ways. The fest is sponsored by the Joliet Park District, the Joliet Slammers, Jody's Hot Dogs and Grant's Appliances. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The work is broken into three segments; 17 other sites will also be done this summer and fall by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Eight Joliet pavement patching projects are to begin this week, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The first to be undertaken will be Illinois 53, between Patterson and Laraway Roads, according to a state press release. Illinois 53 work will also be done between Renwick and Normantown roads in Romeoville and between West Millsdale and West Manhattan roads near Elwood. The other Joliet projects are: Intermittent pavement repairs will be done at each location for several days at a time. Roadways may need to be reduced to a single-lane traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours to accommodate workers. All told, there are 20 patching projects in Will County to be done by IDOT this summer and fall. Work should …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A Monday morning bomb scare forced the authorities to shut down North Chicago Street to Jefferson Street but it turned out not to be a bomb after all.
A Monday morning bomb scare forced the closure of North Chicago Street up to Jefferson Street but it turned out there was no bomb after all. The suspected bomb ended up being packages containing a DVD player and a cell phone deposited in a FedEx box near the corner of Chicago and Jefferson streets. "It was somewhat defaced before it was (placed) in the dropbox," Deputy Joliet Fire Chief Ray Randich said of the cell phone box which was placed in the FedEx box by an unidentified woman. The Cook County Bomb Squad responded and appeared to X-ray the FedEx dropbox before removing the two packages. "It was an electronic device that was being returned," Randich said of the suspicious packages. "At this point it was determined there was no threat…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Alessa Smith starred as Miss Adelaide in Joliet Catholic Academy's spring musical, "Guys and Dolls."
Dreams do come true at Joliet Catholic Academy. For senior Alessa Smith of Shorewood, her dream was to play a certain character who sings her way through boyfriend troubles: Miss Adelaide. “I have wanted to play Adelaide since I was in sixth grade,” Smith said. “My favorite musical is Guys and Dolls and when I got the part, I was absolutely thrilled — just to be living the character and the songs.” She owned both. As they say on Broadway, Smith stole the show at JCA's annual spring musical, Guys and Dolls, at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre in downtown Joliet. Billed as a musical fable, Guys and Dolls was performed by members of the JCA Drama Club, which is moderated by Jennifer Szynal. In her sixth year as a teacher at JCA, …