Archive | August 2012

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eing DUI charge in serious Peotone pedestrian-car crash

A 17-year-old Manhattan female remained in critical condition this morning after being hit by a car while walking near the Will County Fairgrounds in Peotone on Aug. 3. Will County Sheriff’s Police Spokesman Kathy Hoffmeyer said the teen was walking east on Wilmington-Peotone Road near Division Street around 8:30 p.m. when she was directly hit […]

Suspected Crete-area burglar crashes near C-MMS

Will County Sheriff’s Police say a 25-year-old Chicago man suspected of burglarizing a home in an upscale subdivision east of Balmoral Racing Park Tuesday afternoon nearly hit a squad car during the high-speed five-mile chase that ended a half-mile south of Crete–Monee Middle School. Jose A. Yanez-Sanchez of the 1000 block of Northeast Circle Drive, […]

Monee man charged in Beecher Amvets break-in

A 32-year-old Monee man is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit Court Aug. 28 on four felony counts related to an alleged July 14 break-in at a Beecher club on the 600 block of Woodward Street. Keith A. Cobb of the 27400 block of South Kedzie Avenue is charged with one count of burglary, […]

Crete among mosquitoes testing positive for W Nile Virus: report

Mosquitoes recently collected in Crete tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Will County Health Department reported Wednesday. The 12 samples were collected during the last two weeks of July from county health department and Illinois Department of Public Health monitoring sites in Crete, Homer Glen, Bolingbrook and Lockport. Overall, county health department sites have […]

Hundreds attend July 31 Public Hearing on Iliana Xway in Peotone

As many as 900 persons, most of whom live between Interstates 55 and 65, attended Tuesday’s public hearing on three possible corridors for the proposed Illiana Expressway. Here are links to the three daily newspapers covering it:,0,7241242.story The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for 5 p.m. today (Aug. […]