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Lake Iroquois Not Contaminated

Lake Iroquois Not Contaminated

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says a July 8th massive fish kill at Lake Iroquois was most likely the result of what’s known as lake turnover, a naturally occurring phenomenon.   Officials tell the News Gazette that test results for contaminants came back negative except for a small amount of the herbicide atrazine.  The beach will…Read More »

Fire Grants Awarded

Fire Grants Awarded

Illinois State Fire Marshal has awarded over $40,000 from the Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program to the Otto Fire Protection District and the Reddick Community Fire Protection District.  It’s part of 2.2 million dollars being handed out statewide.   The funding can be used to purchase of safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus,…Read More »

Tourism Up in Kankakee In 2017

Tourism Up in Kankakee In 2017

Kankakee County brought in over 142 million dollars in travel and tourism dollars in 2017, that’s up 3.9 percent from the previous year.   The Economic Alliance of Kankakee says in a press release that 3.8 million of that went to additional tax revenue.  Statewide, Illinois took in 39.5 billion dollars from tourism last year, a…Read More »

Man Facing Weapon and Drug Charges

Man Facing Weapon and Drug Charges

KAMEG agents raided a home in the 300 block of South Chicago Ave. in Kankakee Sunday and came away with a stash of drugs and a gun.  Police say suspected heroin, pot and cocaine were all found in the home along with what turned out to be a stolen, defaced firearm. Facing multiple charges is…Read More »

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