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Experts Say Lawmakers Should Abolish RICO Law

Just two percent of federal criminal cases ever make it to trial. And, according to a Pew Research Center-funded study, at least 90 percent of federal defendants end up pleading guilty. The primary reason? The RICO laws. When used, the ...

Ottawa Street shooting

Joliet- On October 21, 2021, at 1:40 PM, Officers responded to the 200 block of South Ottawa Street in reference to a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, Officers located an 18-year-old female victim who had been struck in ...

Lockport Homicide – Person of interest in custody

Early this morning Will County Sheriff's detectives took a person of interest into custody regarding the homicide of Patrick Taylor, age 39, of Lockport. Sheriff's detectives have also seized the red Ford conversion van that was suspected to be involved ...

Joliet man charged after allegedly stealing an ambulance

Henry McCall, 58, of Joliet, was arrested, booked, and transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility for the offenses of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Driving While License Suspended.

State’s Attorney Glasgow Bettenhausen sentenced to eight years

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has announced that Aaron Bettenhausen, 43, of Frankfort, was sentenced by Chief Judge Daniel Kennedy to eight years in prison on two counts of Class 1 Child Pornography. Bettenhausen had pled guilty on December ...

Investigation finds Joliet police officer 'justified' in Shooting of Cordairel Whitmore

On May 14, 2021, the Joliet Police Department received the final investigative findings of the Will Grundy Major Crime Task Force regarding the Joliet Police Officer involved shooting of Cordairel "Cord" Whitmore that took place on January 28, 2021 approximately ...

Joliet man faces multiple charges after barricading himself in a home

A 40-year-old Joliet man was charged with three counts of aggravated domestic battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, defaced/altered identification of a weapon, unlawful possession of a ammunition and obstructing a peace officer, after he allegedly barricaded ...

State police respond to shooting on Stevenson Expressway in Will County

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Zone 3 Agents are investigating a shooting which occurred on Interstate 55 southbound at Black Road (Will County), at approximately 2:37 a.m., on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Statement by Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow on Appeals Court Opinion affirming Drew Peterson conviction in Murder-For-Hire Scheme Against Glasgow

On December 11, 2020, the Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court denied Drew Peterson’s appeal requesting the reversal of his conviction for solicitation to commit the murder for hire of State’s Attorney James Glasgow by hiring a fellow inmate to murder ...

Help available beyond Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As national Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, Will County Take Back the Night organizers plan to continue to reach out to the community to raise awareness of how COVID has impacted local domestic violence victims and the ...

Far West Joliet Shooting

Joliet, Illinois - On October 27, 2020 at approximately 12:50AM, Officers responded to the 2500 block of John Bourg Drive in reference to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers observed a residence that had been struck multiple times ...

Joliet man dies from multiple gunshot wounds

A 36-year-old Joliet man died from multiple gunshot wounds in the early morning of Aug. 23rd, Joliet Police said. Joshua Robinson was found lying in the parkway of a private residence in the 600 block of Darcy Avenue, suffering from ...

Teen found shot to death near intersection in Joliet

A 16-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound Sunday night near the intersection of Ottawa and Monroe streets in Joliet Sunday night. Police responded to the scene at 10:16 p.m. and found the boy near the intersection lying unresponsive with ...

Joliet man charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault

A 30-year-old Joliet man was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and four counts of criminal sexual assault after he was picked up on a warrant for the charges.

Update on Lockport Township shooting

Sheriff Mike Kelley would like to announce that the suspect in the homicide that occurred on 07/12/2020 in Unincorporated Lockport Township will not be charged with a crime, at this time. On 07/12/2020, at 9:36 A.M., Deputies with the Will ...

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