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Plans launched to build new courthouse in Will County

JOLIET, Ill. | Efforts are underway to build a new Will County courthouse in Joliet.

August 07, 2013 8:30 pm
Warring Peterson lawyers take fight to court

Warring Peterson lawyers take fight to court

Drew Peterson lead defense attorney Joel Brodsky leaves the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., during the August 2012 murder trial of Peterson.

February 18, 2013 4:15 pm
Peterson witness: 3rd wife died accidentally

Peterson witness: 3rd wife died accidentally

Drew Peterson lead defense attorney Joel Brodsky leaves the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill. after the second day of the murder trial of Peterson. Peterson, 58, is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. Her body was found in a dry bathtub in her home, her hair so…

August 29, 2012 12:00 am
Peterson witness: 3rd wife died accidentally

Peterson witness: 3rd wife died accidentally

JOLIET, Ill. | Forensic pathologists testified for the defense Tuesday that they believe Drew Peterson's third wife died of an accidental fall in her bathtub, countering earlier testimony from state witnesses that her 2004 death was murder.

August 28, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Witness: Peterson offered $25K to kill 3rd wife

JOLIET, Ill. | A witness testified at Drew Peterson's murder trial Wednesday that the former Illinois police officer offered him $25,000 to hire a hit man to kill his third wife just three months before she was found dead.

August 22, 2012 4:24 pm

Judge to rule Wednesday on Drew Peterson mistrial

JOLIET, Ill. | The judge at Drew Peterson's murder trial on Tuesday blasted prosecutors for broaching a subject he told them not to and sent them home with a warning that he might throw the case out of court.

August 14, 2012 4:30 pm
Judge: No mistrial in Drew Peterson murder case

Judge: No mistrial in Drew Peterson murder case

JOLIET, Ill. | A judge said Thursday that he believed Drew Peterson could receive a fair trial in his murder case, but not before chiding prosecutors for entering inadmissible evidence and criticizing them in front of jurors.

August 02, 2012 12:30 pm

Drew Peterson judge considers mistrial ruling after prosecutorial blunders

JOLIET, Ill. | A visibly angry judge said Wednesday he will consider declaring a mistrial at Drew Peterson's murder trial after a second major blunder by prosecutors in as many days, once again illustrating how the high-profile case has been beset by problems from the outset.

August 01, 2012 9:00 pm

Steger man gets 9 1/2 years in fatal DUI crash

JOLIET | A Steger man was sentenced to 9 1/2 years for the 2010 crash that killed his girlfriend's 5-year-old son, something for which he said he hasn't forgiven himself.

January 20, 2012 2:30 pm

Cal City schools chief Paraday gets 4 years probation for aggravated DUI

JOLIET | Calumet City District 155 School Superintendent Troy Paraday was sentenced to four years of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence in a 2008 Homer Glen car crash.

October 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Conner attorneys back away from sheriff subpoena

JOLIET, Ill. | It will be up to the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether prosecutors must turn over recordings of a Steger man's jailhouse phone calls to defense attorneys for the man, who is facing prison time for a fatal DUI crash.

October 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Attorneys will subpoena Will County sheriff for telephone call recordings

JOLIET | Attorneys for a Steger man who faces sentencing for a crash that killed his girlfriend's 5-year-old son said Tuesday they will subpoena the Will County Sheriff's Department to get recordings of the calls the man made to his girlfriend while in jail.

October 25, 2011 3:45 pm

Will County taking case of Conner telephone recordings to state Supreme Court

JOLIET | The Will County state's attorney's office is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn a ruling requiring prosecutors to turn over recordings of jailhouse telephone calls made by a man later convicted of aggravated driving under the influence.

October 21, 2011 1:00 pm

Paraday asks judge for sympathy, says family, school district depend on him

JOLIET, Ill. | Calumet City School District 155 Superintendent Troy Paraday asked a Will County judge Wednesday to show him some sympathy when sentencing him for his guilty plea to a charge of aggravated driving under the influence.

October 12, 2011 2:00 pm

Sentencing hearing postponed to June in educator's DUI case

A sentencing hearing for the superintendent of Calumet City School District 155, charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence, has been continued to June 8, a spokesman for the Will County state's attorney's office said.

May 17, 2011 12:00 am
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