March 13, 2013 10:20PM
Updated: April 15, 2013 10:09AM
50 years ago, 1963
Emotions ran high when A. A. Wills, a junior college basketball coach, conceded the nomination for mayor to Maurice Berlinsky, a Joliet City Council member. Wills finished 69 votes behind Berlinsky in the primary and instituted a recount in Will County Circuit Court. Berlinsky said he would pay 50 percent of the court costs for the recount.
25 years ago, 1988
The confusion over reduced weight limits on the Route 6 bridge over Interstate 55 has cost the county thousands of dollars in uncollectable fines. So far, the county has given up $32,747 in fines from overweight trucks that were ticketed after the overpass’s weight limit was reduced to 19 tons. State police also had tickets dropped that they issued for overweight vehicles on the bridge.