Monday, November 26, 2012
The victim has been identified by the Will County Coroner's Office as Kirk Adams, but no other details were available Monday night.
A Joliet man was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a freight train, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. The accident occurred at about 3:25 p.m. near the intersection of Rowell Avenue and Manhattan Road in Joliet Township, a coroner's office statement said. The victim was identified as Kirk D. Adams, but no information on his age, address or the circumstances of the incident were available. An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday; the investigation is being handled by the Will County Sheriff's Office and Canadian National Railway police. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Herald-News reported that Joliet Township Supervisor Dan Vera fired an animal control officer who absconded with a Chihuahua in hopes of saving its life.
The Joliet Township Animal Control Officer offered the unpalatable choice of quitting or getting fired for absconding with a Chihuahua and refusing to return it for fear it would be killed lost his job today, the Herald-News reported. The officer, Bryan Jones, didn't even get to make a decision on quitting or getting fired, the story said. He asked township Supervisor Dan Vera for another day to get a hold of a lawyer, but Vera wasn't having any of that and pulled the trigger on his firing gun. But fired or not, Jones still has the Chihuahua, and the Herald-News story says that's what matters to him. “I’m terminated now,” Jones said in the story. “I just want to make sure nothing happens to (the dog). All I want to do is adopt this dog. …
Crazy things—and a dead kitten—have been coming out of Joliet Township Animal Control lately, says the Herald-News.
A Joliet Township Animal Control officer's job is on the line for absconding with — and refusing to return — a Chihuahua he fears will be put to sleep, according to the Herald-News. The embattled officer, Bryan Jones, then tried to convince township officials that taking and keeping the dog was a rational course of action by pulling a dead cat out of a plastic garbage bag during the political body's usually humdrum regular meeting, the Herald-News said. "'This is what’s considered care,' Jones said, wrapping a dirty blanket around the stiffened kitten. The animal, he said, was brought to the center sick and was left to die overnight without food or water." Township Supervisor Dan Vera has given Jones the choice of resigning or getting …