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Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm
Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

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Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

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Quinn Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Quinn Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

MONEE | A forum on Sept. 23 in Joliet will develop a businss plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

Sept. 23 forum will map airport plans, Quinn says

MONEE | A forum Sept. 23 will develop a business plan for a long proposed airport, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Driver charged in Will County crash that killed 4

JOLIET, Ill. | A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 3:51 pm

Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for region

A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

July 14, 2014 10:39 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: ComEd grants awarded to Southland recipients

Lansing received welcome news last week that they’ve been selected to receive one of ComEd’s Green Region Program grants for 2014. The Crete Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Will County were also recipients, selected for open space projects located in south suburban Crete an…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Forest Preserve District of Will County offers 'Father's Appreciation Day'

Forest Preserve District of Will County offers 'Father's Appreciation Day'

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is providing an extra incentive for dads to relax on Father’s Day.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
Forest Preserve District of Will County offers 'Father's Appreciation Day'

Forest Preserve District of Will County offers 'Father's Appreciation Day'

Dads will be given special treatment at Monee Reservoir on Father's Day during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Father's Appreciation Day" program.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Region largely spared by storm damage

A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.

May 21, 2014 8:57 am

Death of Crete Twp. man, 85, treated as homicide

CRETE TOWNSHIP | The Will County Sheriff's Department is treating the death of an 85-year-old Crete Township man as a homicide.

May 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Dense fog to lift by mid-morning

The National Weather Service issued a dense for advisory for the region Tuesday morning.

April 29, 2014 6:42 am

Snow expected for evening rush

The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.

April 14, 2014 7:18 am

Crete renews agreements with public safety intergovernmental groups

CRETE | The Village Board gave its approval to a pair of intergovernmental agreements that will have its police and fire departments continue to cooperate with other public safety agencies in and near Will County.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.   

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Forecast: 8 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions Wednesday

The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard-like conditions late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, with 8 inches of accumulation possible by the time it's all over.

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Illinois men charged in connection with residential burglary in Dyer

Illinois men charged in connection with residential burglary in Dyer

DYER | A man from Sauk Village and another from Crete face felony burglary charges in connection with a residential burglary Friday in Dyer. Police are investigating whether the men were involved in a rash of burglaries in the area since January.

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Report: fewer Illinois kids lack health insurance

SPRINGFIELD | While a child advocacy group's report shows that more Illinois kids now have health insurance, it also warns that health disparities related to income and race could intensify if there are program cuts to Medicaid and social services as the state faces a large dip in revenues n…

March 07, 2014 12:00 am
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