Thursday, May 23, 2013
James Miles was arrested just one day after he allegedly burglarized the woman's house and then stole her purse when she returned home, sheriff's police say.
Fingerprints and other evidence left at the scene led Will County Sheriff's Office investigators to the man believed to have robbed and burglarized an elderly Joliet-area woman earlier this week. James D. Miles, 25, 1001 Nowell, Joliet, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, just a day after he allegedly broke into a home in the 1800 block of Brandon Road and then stole the homeowner's purse when she returned to her house as he was leaving, Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas said. A fingerprint expert at the sheriff's office helped analyze prints left behind at the scene, which ended up belonging to Miles, who is on parole from a 2009 residential burglary. Miles implicated himself in the crime when interviewed by investigators, Kaupas said. Initially, the…
70 mph on rural interstates not a done deal yet, as bill has its opponents.
A bill to increase the maximum speed limit in Illinois could hit Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature soon. Whether Quinn will sign it remains to be seen. The bill, introduced by Republican State. Sen. Jim Oberweis, would raise the speed limit on rural Illinois highways to 70 mph. The bill, which has passed both chambers of the state legislature, has been met with opposition due to safety concerns by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the Chicago Tribune. “The progression of this legislation is a good example of what can be accomplished when lawmakers work together in a bipartisan manner for the good of our state,” Oberweis said. “It was sponsored by …
Arrests made by Channahon police and other law enforcement agencies.
Deborah D. Leighly, 49, Channahon, was arrested by Channahon police on an outstanding warrant out of Will County on May 15, 2013. Leighly posted the required bond of $375. Brian J. Dalton, 22, Minooka, was arrested by Channahon police for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, operating an uninsured vehicle and improper lane usage on May 17, 2013. Roger E. Miravete, 48, Channahon, was arrested by Channahon police on an outstanding warrant out of Will County on May 19, 2013. Miravete was released after he posted a bond of $550.
Nick Mason has been named as the Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club's Student of the Month for May.
Academics, athletics and community-service minded. Minooka Community High School's Nick Mason is described as an All-American Boy in a post on the school's website announcing him as the Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club Student of the Month for May. Mason, the son of Jim and Kellie Mason of Channahon, compiled a 3.6 grade-point average, according to the MCHS post. He was a member of the Minooka boys varsity volleyball team and the Indian Athletic Leadership Club. He also is active outside of school as a volunteer with his church youth group, according to the MCHS website. He has plans to attend Illinois State University—but is undecided at this point on his major.
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Here are some of the garage sales being held this weekend in the Joliet area.
Make your plans now. Here's our weekly list of garage sales in the Joliet area... THURSDAY 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1512 Addleman St., Joliet (near Essington Road and Theodore). Baby clothes and toys, furniture, household items and more. FRIDAY 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1203 Stonecrop Lane, Joliet (Lakewood Prairie subdivision, near County Line Road and Theodore). Home decor items, furniture, kids' clothes, toys, variety of other items. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 1512 Addleman St., Joliet (near Essington Road and Theodore). Baby clothes and toys, furniture, household items and more. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 425 Tana Lane, Joliet. Fundraiser for the Pirates of the CUREibbean Relay for Life Team. Washer, dryer, couch, recliner, clothes, toys, weight benches, …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This terrier/schnauzer mix dog is available for adoption from Joliet Township Animal Control.
This is Annie, a terrier/schnauzer mix being held at Joliet Township Animal Control and in need of a good home. She's 4 years old and not yet spayed. Her size is small, according to the online desciption. Her animal ID number is 19737915. If you'd like more information or to make an appointment to meet Annie, call 815-725-0333, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at http://www.joliettownship.net/ animalcontrol.html. The center is located at 2807 McDonough St., Joliet. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Luckily, the Will County website with court information remains intact, according to Sun-Times Media reports.
The Will County Courts website is currently experiencing down time, following a recent cyber attack, Sun-Times Media reports. Unknown hackers infected the site with malware and additional coding last Friday, Courts Administrator Kurt Sangmeister told reporters. Fortunately, this particular site is separate from the court website site that contains information on Will County cases. It contains basic information such as parking info, judge profiles and driving directions. The website will come back online as soon as it’s bugs are fixed, Sangmeister said. Get the full story from the Sun-Times Media
One of the most popular Chicago Bears is now calling it quits, according to CBS Chicago.
Chicago Bears veteran of 13 years Brian Urlacher officially retired Wednesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. The 34-year-old linebacker says he has no regrets ending a professional career playing exclusively for the Chicago Bears. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards,” Urlacher told CBS news. When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.” Urlacher recently made news in March when he couldn’t strike a new contract deal with the Bears—claiming the one-year $2 million offer was “a slap in the face.”
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the past three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't been able to…