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Joliet Illinois

Dem Official Charged After Underage Sex Romp

Patch.com | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

A Troy Township Democratic official was charged with setting up a sex date with a 15-year-old boy and federal agents searched her house on suspicion s...

The Dreadful Caterpillar Strike

David Macaray | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
David Macaray

While bottom-line fundamentalists like Caterpillar proudly see themselves as benefactors to their stockholders, what they are, in fact, is subverters of the American Dream. And if labor unions can't put the brakes on this thing, who can?

Man Who Stayed In Motel With Girlfriend's Corpse For Days Sentenced

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man who stayed in a Joliet, Ill. motel room with his dead girlfriend's corpse for two days, while buying alcohol with her money, wa...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart's Outsourcing Leads To Lower Wages: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has driven down wages in its retail supply chain by outsourcing jobs in American warehouses, according to a rep...

Police: Man Stayed In Motel With Girlfriend's Corpse For Days

Posted 02.20.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man faces several felony charges after allegedly staying in a Joliet, Ill. motel room with his dead girlfriend's corpse for two day...

Boy, 2, Falls 30 Feet Down Elevator Shaft In Joliet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition Monday after falling 30 feet down a hotel elevator shaft in south suburban Joliet. About 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Chicago-Area Bishops Spent Money Fighting Maine Gay Marriage

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Maine voters decided this past week to overturn their state's controversial same-sex marriage law, they had a little help from several Chicago-area...

Donating Canned Goods To Avoid Library Fees

The New York Times | SUSAN SAULNY and EMMA GRAVES FITZSIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the Illinois towns of Joliet and Palos Park, the economic downturn has pushed the public libraries into the grocery business, of sorts. Patrons wit...