Friday, May 10, 2013
A 48-year-old Crest Hill woman died Friday from injuries suffered in a Thursday night car crash at Route 53 and Renwick Road.
A 48-year-old woman from Crest Hill died Thursday following a car crash near Route 53 and Renwick Road in south Romeoville. The crash involved three cars and a semi-trailer on northbound Route 53, just south of Renwick Road, according to the Illinois State Police. It was reported around 4:50 p.m. The victim was identified as Judy A. Shilka. She was pronounced dead at about 3:15 a.m. Friday at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. The semi, a Ford Explorer and a Buick Century were stopped in traffic on Route 53, reports said. The semi was in the right lane. The other two cars were in the right turning lane. For unknown reasons, Shilka, who was driving a Kia Sorento, failed to stop …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The body Jeanie Parker, allegedly killed by her son on March 21, was identified through dental records.
Dental records have confirmed that the body pulled from the Des Plaines River Saturday morning is that of Jeanie Parker, whose son has been arrested for her murder. Initial indications were that it was Parker because the body had been stabbed multiple times, but it could not be said definitively until a forensic dental match could be conducted, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Parker, 54, of Joliet, has been missing since March 21, the day her son, 21-year-old Charles McCullum allegedly strangled and stabbed her and then dumped her body in the river near downtown Joliet. Searches of the river had been conducted daily for weeks but the body did not surface until Saturday, when it was spotted by a fisherman in a section of the …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Few details are available on the murder of Antonio Tyler, who was reportedly shot in the 100 block of North Nicholson Street. Joliet police are investigating.
Joliet police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Joliet man as an "apparent homicide," according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Antonio P. Tyler was declared dead at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Nicholson Street in Joliet, the coroner's office said in a news release. No cause of death was released. However, the Joliet Herald News reported that Tyler was shot at about 11 a.m. in the back yard of a house. An autopsy will be conducted Monday. Joliet Patch will report more details as they become available. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cliffton T. Williams was having a fight with the victim, whom he shot three times as she tried to get into her car to leave, Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton said.
UPDATE/12:25 p.m. A domestic dispute turned deadly early Christmas morning when a Joliet man shot a woman three times before turning the gun on himself, Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton said. Police responded to several 911 calls that started coming in shortly after 2 a.m. about a fight and gun shots on Spruce Slip Avenue, near Chicago Street and 4th Avenue, Benton said. They arrived to find Cliffton T. Williams, 23, lying dead in the street and a woman who was either his present or ex-girlfriend shot three times, Benton said. According to reports, the pair were having a verbal argument inside Williams' home at 8 Spruce Slip Ave. When the woman, identified as a 22-year-old Joliet resident, decided to leave, Williams followed after her with…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Man who shot himself in the face while showing a gun to friends died Saturday at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, the Will County coroner's office said.
A 21-year-old Joliet man who accidentally shot himself in the face died Saturday night in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center's intensive care unit, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Dion D. Perry sustained the injury at about 5 p.m. Friday night in the 300 block of South Ottawa Street, the hospital reported Friday. There had been some confusion that the shooting may have occurred at the hospital, but those accounts were incorrect. He was reportedly showing the gun to friends while sitting in a car when the .25-caliber Beretta went off, according to a Joliet Herald News article.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The president of a Minnesota aviation service business was in the plane that crashed in a Wilton Center field.
The man killed in the Tuesday afternoon plane crash in a Wilton Center field was the president of a Minnesota aviation service business. Larry Diffley, 74, was the sole occupant of the multi-engine Beech 58 that went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Diffley operated Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. According to the company's website, Diffley and another man took over the business "with three employees, their own Cessna 150 and the three 150's already in place at Bemidji Aviation" in 1970. Diffley is listed as the company's president. Employees of Bemidji Aviation Services declined to give their names or much information about the crash Tuesday evening. One said, "We are aware of the crash and we're working with the (National …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Few details were available about the victim other than his or her body was found in the Fitzpatrick Hall.
The Romeoville Police Department and the Will County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a "non-student" who was found deceased Sunday in Lewis University's Fitzpatrick Hall. No details on the death or the person's identity were avaiable Sunday night. The information was made public by the Romeoville-based Catholic University via its Facebook page. Employees were also notified via email Sunday night. "The authorities report there was not and is no current threat to campus," the statement said. The campus remains open and all classes and activities will go on as scheduled, the release said. "The Lewis University community expresses its prayerful sympathy to all who are touched by this tragedy, especially family and friends," the…