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Police blotter: Identity theft, gun defacing, drug possession, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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New hotel proposed for land near Louis Joliet Mall

Home2 Suites is an extended-stay hotel that's part of the Hilton Hotel chain; the Joliet business would have 115 units.

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City to lay off three lawyers, privatize legal work, O'Dekirk says

The move is a cost-saving measure that will reduce the city's legal fees by more than $470,000, the Joliet mayor said.

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Police blotter: Drug possession, burglary, domestic battery, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: DUI, domestic battery, retail theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Stolen gun, look-alike substance, theft, other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Tuesday Morning closing, Mooyah open, and more store news

In other business news, Leisure Hours hobby store is moving to Plainfield and DWS Shoes is now open.

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Police blotter: Reckless driving, DUI, robbery, theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: DUI, domestic battery, burglary, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Robbery, DUI, theft, other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet and Romeoville police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Morphine, domestic battery, theft, other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Robbery, cocaine, credit card fraud, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Credit card fraud, home invasion, retail theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet, New Lenox, Romeoville and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: DUI, meth, domestic battery, theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Joliet's Newstar Jewelers closing after 118 years

Co-owner Dan Haake's degenerative eye disease has prompted the closure of the West Jefferson Street store and the one in Naperville, his wife said.

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Police blotter: Heroin, DUI, identity theft, other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet, Romeoville and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Burglary, domestic battery, DUI, more

Arrests made by the Joliet and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Gas station melee results in nine arrests, police say

The combatants were fighting with crowbars, pieces of wood and other items when Bolingbrook police arrived on the scene Tuesday night

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Police blotter: Mob action, domestic battery, DUI, more

Arrests made by the Joliet, Bolingbrook and Romeoville police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Domestic battery, retail theft, suspended license, more

Arrests made by the Joliet and Plainfield police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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County looking into McFarland's use of postage machine

The probe comes on the heels of the city of Joliet's request that the Will County State's Attorney's Office review the Joliet councilman's use of city envelopes to mail non-city-related fliers.

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Update: Pot fight victim dies from stab wounds

The 25-year-old man died Monday at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Police blotter: DUI, drug possession, domestic battery, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Sexual assault, domestic battery, DUI, more

Arrests made by the Joliet and Plainfield police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: DUI, drug possession, battery and other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet and Romeoville police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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ADA fines may force state’s hand in releasing train station money

Joliet may have an unexpected ally in its impasse with the state over the release of money for a new train station – the federal government.

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Jefferson Street Bridge reopens, but more closures ahead this winter

Downtown Joliet’s Jefferson Street Bridge, closed for painting and repair since July, has reopened.

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Police blotter: Domestic battery, identity theft, drug possession, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Domestic battery, theft, robbery, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Revitalized Chicago Street, apartment living key to downtown growth: Consultant

Joliet’s downtown has all of the elements needed to make it a thriving city center, but ensuring that happens is dependent upon Chicago Street being “reconnected,” housing for young people being offered and the homeless/vagrancy problem being alleviated, a consultant told the Joliet City Council.

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Police blotter: DUI, drug possession, theft, other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet and Plainfield police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Drug possession, robbery, domestic battery, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Updated: Man who tried to sexually assault girl, 12, walking to bus stop, in custody

Joliet police have a suspect in custody following an incident on Oct. 23 when a man exposed himself and tried to assault a 12-year old girl near a bus stop.

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Police blotter: DUI, gun possession, grooming, other charges

Arrests made by the Joliet and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Mars candy opening huge warehouse distribution center in Joliet

The company's name initially was withheld by city officials, who struck a five-year, 50 percent tax abatement in order to persuade the company to move into CenterPoint.

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Update: Murder victim ID'd Plainfield North teacher; husband/suspect dead

Susan Cunningham is believed to have been stabbed to death by her husband in the Plainfield house they shared; he later walked into I-55 traffic and was killed, police said.

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Police blotter: DUI, criminal trespass, retail theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet, Plainfield and Bolingbrook police departments.

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O'Dekirk wants 'contingency' plan as state budget cuts loom

The state is sitting on more than $7 million in casino and gas taxes owed to Joliet, and there is speculation the city will not receive the full amount due.

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Police blotter: Aggravated assault, sex abuse, DUI, more

Arrest made by the Joliet, Romeoville and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Jefferson Street Bridge delay spurs IDOT complaints

The repainting work being done will require the bridge to close again next spring but IDOT refuses to allow Cass to be two-way in order to alleviate an inconvenient detour.

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Woman drives into house, bites homeowner's hands, police say

Lisa Holmquist was arrested on several charges, including aggravated battery of a senior and aggravated driving under the influence, Joliet police said.

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Police blotter: Domestic battery, DUI, drug possession, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Drug possession, battery, aggravated assault, more

Arrests made by the Joliet and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Drug dealing, domestic battery, burglary, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Halloween roundup: Haunted houses, parties, trick-or-treating events and more

No shortage of events in our area -- you could attend one or more a day for the next two-plus weeks.

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Witnesses sought in hit-and-run crash that led to baby's injuries

Romeoville police ask that anyone who witnessed the Oct. 7 accident at Weber Road and Highpoint Drive contact their investigations unit.

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Police blotter: Drug selling, false police report, DUIs, more

Arrests made by the Joliet, Romeoville and Bolingbrook police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Domestic battery, DUI, retail theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: DUI, domestic battery, gun possession, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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Police blotter: Domestic battery, gun possession, retail theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

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