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Charles G. Trombitas 1925-2013
Charles was born March 27, 1925, the son of George and Parashiva Ziga Trombitas.
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Homeless veterans find help in Joliet
You can help the Family & Friends Transitional Veterans Home in Joliet by donating any combination of the following items: personal care products, gift cards, train and bus passes, kitchen items, paper products, bags , newspaper and magazine subscriptions, Bibles and other books of faith, entertainment , office supplies, cleaning supplies, throw ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
56 Chicago Children Perform with Moscow Ballet in the Great Russian Nutcracker Today
Fifty-six Chicago area children have been selected to join 40 professional dancers from the esteemed Moscow Ballet in the 2013 production of the "Great Russian Nutcracker."
Police Blotter: Cops find marijuana, stolen gun in car
Chief Brian Benton said officers were on patrol about 2 a.m. when they stopped a vehicle being driven by Janise Williams, 19, near Jefferson Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
Plainfield Teen Publishes Book; 'Santa Paws' Helps Provide Guide Dogs for Vets
Tired of reading bad news? Then we've got just the thing for you. Check out our Sunday roundup of feel-good stories about good people doing group things: Tuesday Declared 'Ravina Thakkar Day' in Plainfield A day before her 14th birthday, a dream came true for a Plainfield teen battling cystic fibrosis: "The Adventure of a Lifetime," the first book ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
A recipe for learning in Joliet SD 86
Joliet Junior College culinary arts chair Michael McGreal makes salsa for fourth-graders Friday at Taft School in Joliet.
Shop 'Til You Drop (Someone): Weird Crimes
Nov. 29: A fight involving about 20 people happened early Friday morning at Orland Square Mall, but was broken up by police before it escalated.
Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Young Boy: Police
A Joliet man was arrested Thursday for raping and sexually molesting a boy under the age of 13, Joliet police said.
Quick News: Manhattan Christmas on State Street
Manhattan's Christmas on State Street is Saturday, featuring a scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes a chance to win prizes by visiting local businesses and having an official card punched.
Police Blotter: Pot-smoking pedestrian charged
A man who was stopped Wednesday night while walking along a street smoking marijuana had 31 grams of packaged pot that he was planning to sell, according to police.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Will County workers approve contracts
The tentative agreements were reached early Wednesday, ending a 16-day strike, and still must be approved by the county board, which is scheduled to vote Dec. 19. Voting was held from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 411 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet, on separate contracts for five bargaining units represented by the American Federation of State, ... (more)
Store Giving Away $8K in Jewelry; Local Walmart Picketed on Black Friday
About two dozen protestors picketed outside Joliet's Walmart, 2424 W. Jefferson Street, Friday morning to raise awareness of what protest organizers called the plight of the low-paid Walmart workers.
'The Blues Brothers' Shopping Mall Chase Scene As You've Never Seen It Before - in Legos
"We're on a mission from God." The people at Bricktease.com who produced this painstaking Lego re-enactment of The Blues Brothers' classic shopping mall car chase must've had those words running through their minds as they produced this delightful video short based on the 1980 musical comedy, a John Landis film starring John Belushi and Dan ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Plainfield Blotter: Thanksgiving Day DUIs, Battery, Drug Charges
Christopher Bice, 19, of the 300 block of Ash Grove Lane, Oswego, was arrested at 12:49 a.m. in the 14000 block of Route 59 and charged with possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis and possession of drug equipment, police said.
Hands-on Financial Planning Provided to JTHS Students During Reality Fair
Financial planning and budgeting became more than just a concept to Joliet Township High School Consumer Economics students during a Reality Fair held this week at both campuses.
Police Blotter: Possession of Cannabis & Retail Theft Arrests
The following incidents were reported by the Romeoville Police Department : Nov. 22: Thomas Roberts, 25, 300 Hale, Romeoville, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment in the 300 block of Hale.
Fundraiser Benefits 'Westyn's Wish' Toy Drive
For the last seven Christmases, Jeff and Sarah Genens have been working make the holidays a little brighter for kids who have to be in the hospital at Christmas.
Plainfield OKs group home for disabled adults
Joliet-based Cornerstone Services plans to build and operate the house for up to eight adults 18 or older at 15606 Indian Boundary Road.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Joliet OKs $288M budget for 2014
The city council on Tuesday approved a $288 million budget for 2014 that's likely to be reshaped in the new year.
Police Blotter: Teens arrested in crime spree
Three teens went on a crime spree Sunday, throwing rocks at drivers, stealing a car and lawn furniture and breaking into a vacant house, police said.