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2 semitrailers strike same Joliet viaduct an hour apart

May. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two semitrailers crashed into the same railroad viaduct in Joliet an hour apart Thursday morning, police said. Joliet officers responded about 5:24 a.m. to the viaduct over a street for a crash, WFLD-TV reported. A semitrailer driven by a...

Joliet officer shoots armed man who fled after traffic stop

Apr. 07, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer shot and wounded an armed man who fled on foot from a traffic stop and refused commands to drop his weapon, police said. Joliet police said officers were conducting a traffic stop about 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday when a male...

Mistrial in Illinois crash that killed pregnant mom, 3 kids

Mar. 30, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of an Illinois man charged in a 2017 crash that killed a pregnant woman and her three sons after jurors said they were deadlocked. A day earlier, Will County Judge Daniel Rippy read a note that said 11 jurors...

Officials: Legionella detected at 2 Illinois prisons

Mar. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Legionella bacteria has been detected at two Illinois Department of Corrections facilities. Routine water testing this week found legionella at the Stateville Correctional Center and Joliet Treatment Center, the Illinois departments of Public Health and...