Thursday, December 6, 2012
Darel Agerton said his grandmother was unconscious when he found her, but evidence shows she was strangled and beaten, the Will County Sheriff's Office says.
A Joliet man who police say beat and strangled his 90-year-old grandmother just one day after being released from prison has been charged with first-degree murder. Darel C. Agerton, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for the Nov. 30 death of Veronica R. Schick, whose unconscious body was found on the floor of her 109 Jessie St. home, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Agerton listed Schick's address as his residence. Agerton, who was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections on Nov. 29 after serving 15 months for his fourth DUI conviction, told emergency responders that he awoke from a nap to find his grandmother unresponsive and laying on the floor, a sheriff's office release said. When investigators …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Will County opened its second drug court recovery home in Joliet.
At its most crowded, the Bebar home on Lime Street had nine people in it. "There were six (brothers and sisters) in my family, and one time my grandmother moved in with us, so there were nine," Gary Bebar recalled when asked about growing up on Joliet's near west side. Another nine people are living in Bebar's former home now—house manager Bob Sullivan and eight recovering drug addicts—as the county opened its new drug court recovery home Wednesday. The Julie Ann House is the second recovery home for people who are nearing completion of the Will County Drug Court Program. In 2010, a recovery home for men was established and named in honor of one of the program’s first graduates, Miller Taylor. The Miller Taylor House was the first recovery…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Bats from Plainfield and Naperville have also tested for positive for rabies this year.
The Will County Health Department recommended rabies treatment for a Joliet woman Tuesday, after one of two live bats taken from her apartment was confirmed rabid. Joliet Township Animal Control trapped both bats in the living room of an apartment in the St. Pat's neighborhood of Joliet The apartment is an older structure and although it is not known how the bats gained access, it was probably a structural issue. "It's our understanding that these bats had been seen around there previously," Vic Reato, Will County health media Services manager said. "That suggests that there may be a structural issue." The bats were taken to Will County Animal Control for shipment to the Illinois Department of Public Health. On Tuesday, Will County …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Joliet Park District has signed a five-year, $70,000-a-year corporate sponsorship deal with Bolingbrook-based ATI Physical Therapy for historic Joliet Memorial Stadium, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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1. Bolingbrook an Example for Joliet During Budget Discussions As Joliet city officials look to cut from its budget, some are pointing to Bolingbrook and Romeoville as examples on the matter. From the Joliet Herald-News: City officials point to Bolingbrook as an example of where outsourcing crossing guards has worked. Bolingbrook is in the Valley View School District, which has schools in Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Crossing guards in Romeoville, like in Joliet, are overseen by the police department. Bolingbrook crossing guards come from Aurora-based Andy Frain Services. The switch to Andy Frain was made two years ago, said Leroy Brown, safety director for Valley View schools. The company hires crossing guards who live in Bolingbrook and …