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Lockport teen dies after being shot in head

by Max Lapthorne, Editor News, Breaking

An 18-year-old Lockport resident died Friday, Jan. 18, after sustaining a gunshot wound the previous day.

Carlos F. Gasca was pronounced dead at 2:49 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Amita Health Adventist Medical Center...

UPDATE: Homer 33C takes precautions in suspected mumps case at Goodings Grove

by Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor News, Breaking, School

A letter dated Jan. 9 was sent to Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C parents in regard to a suspected mumps case at Goodings Grove School.

The district was notified of the case by the Will County Health...

McGrath ‘illegitimately absent’ from Augustinian Province, State’s Attorney says no ‘sufficient evidence’ but case remains open

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor News, Breaking

First, the Rev. Richard J. McGrath’s cellphone vanished amid an investigation into allegations of inappropriate content on the device. Now, McGrath himself has gone rogue from an Augustinian Province after being asked to leave a friary...