Thursday, March 21, 2013
Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton said 30,000 fans will be admitted each day of the Memorial Day weekend music festival at Chicagoland Speedway.
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Thursday, March 21
Start small, think big. That's the plan for controling the crowd at the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival, which will run through Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) at Chicagoland Speedway, according to a Sun-Times News Group report. Crowds will be limited to 30,000 on each day of three-day electronic dance and music festival, Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton said in the report. The festival is being promoted by Insomniac and could become a fixture at the speedway, Trafton said. "I think they want to move slowly in the first year," he said in the Sun-Times News Group report.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The casual Instagram shot was posted on victim Terrance Rankins' profile page two days before he was killed.
An Instagram photo taken by Terrance Rankins just two days before his death features two of the suspects who allegedly strangled him and another man on Jan. 10. Rankins took the casual shot of what is reported to be Alisa Massaro and Adam Landerman sitting on what appears to be a bedroom floor and posted it to his Instagram profile page. A friend of Rankins' obtained the photo and supplied it to CBS 2-TV (Channel 2), which aired a story on it Tuesday night. There is no context for what is happening in the photo. Massaro and Landerman are facing each other, and Landerman has a mirror in his lap and a blue mark on his cheek. READ ALSO: Massaro, 18, and Landerman, 19, both of Joliet, have been charged with first-degree murder in the …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The four suspects continued to "party" after the two murders were committed, and it's believed the intent was to dismember the victims, Chief Mike Trafton said.
JOLIET, IL -- Robbery was the motive in the deaths of two men, strangled by four friends who lured them to a home Thursday, killed them and then partied and played videogames after, local police chief Mike Trafton said. There is evidence the suspects intended to dismember their victims, Trafton said. He described the 1121 N. Hickory St. crime scene as gruesome, particularly in light of the suspects' total "disregard for human beings." DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER "I think you need to know this is one of the most brutal, heinous, really upsetting things that (I've seen) in 27 years of law enforcement," he said. "It is the worst thing I've come across in my career. "After the homicides were …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Police say the man struck a curb, which caused him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.
A 24-year-old Joliet man is in critical condition following a Monday night dirt bike accident near Essington and Fiday roads. Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton said the driver was on Timberview Drive, heading north toward Fiday, when he struck the curb shortly before 10 p.m. and crashed. The victim sustained "serious head truama" when he struck the pavement, requiring him to undergo surgery at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Trafton said. It's not known what caused him to drive into the curb, he said.