Wilmington Man Leads Police in Chase

Wilmington Man Leads Police in Chase

A Wilmington man led police on a chase from Gardner to Braceville Saturday night at speeds that reached 70 miles an hour.  Police say it began when 50 year old Charles Robinette allegedly refused to pull over for an officer in Garner and instead took off before eventually surrendering. Robinette is facing a litany of…Read More »

Bond set at 1 Million for Kirkpatrick

Bond set at 1 Million for Kirkpatrick

In Kankakee County Court Monday Bond was set at a million dollars for a Kankakee woman accused of stabbing her mother to death over the weekend.   89 year old Kathleen Ruch was allegedly attacked by her daughter Saturday at a home in the 700 block of South Greenwood.  Ruch was pronounced dead at the scene. …Read More »

Coal City House Fire

Coal City House Fire

Damage is estimated at 150,000 dollars from house fire in Coal City over the weekend.  The blaze in the 100 block of North Broadway erupted just before noon on Friday.  No one was hurt, one person was displaced by the fire.  No cause has yet been announced.Read More »

New VP at KCC

New VP at KCC

Dr. David Naze, has been selected as the next vice president for academic affairs at Kankakee Community College.  Naze is currently dean of academic excellence and support at Joliet Junior College. He will be KCC’s chief academic officer, responsible for administering the college’s credit and non-credit instruction and workforce development programs.  Naze will start at…Read More »

Woman Kills Mother

Woman Kills Mother

A Kankakee woman is under arrest for allegedly stabbing her 89 year old mother to death on Saturday at a home in the 700 block of South Greenwood. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner says Kathleen Rush was pronounced dead at the scene.  61 year old Kathleen Kirkpatrick is being held on a preliminary charge of…Read More »

Escapee Hides in Baby Crib

Escapee Hides in Baby Crib

A prison escapee from Wisconsin was arrested Friday in Steger.  The Chicago Tribune reports that after learning 27 year old Trezelle Bishop might be in the Steger area police found him at a home in the 3700 block of Green Street hiding in a baby crib. Bishop is 5 feet 7, 150 pounds.Read More »

Valley Birthday Club Winner

Valley Birthday Club Winner

JEFF EDBROOKE $100+ PRIZE PACKAGE AWARDED TO WEEKLY WINNER: $15.00 gift card for any ice cream or birthday party treats   A Double Rose Bud Vase with a Mylar Balloon   (2) Movie Passes   3 Games of bowling & shoe rental  A Dozen Cupcakes with an assortment of Plain Good and Gourmet Cupcakes  A Gift Bag…Read More »

Pintelon Guilty Again

Pintelon Guilty Again

A former Watseka man is facing up to 30 years in prison following a guilty verdict this week in Iroquois County Court for a shooting in August of 2015.  29 year old Jerry Pintelon, upset with the noise being made next door, opened fire on a neighbor’s party on East Ash Street striking one of…Read More »

KRMA Gives Up on Software

KRMA Gives Up on Software

After spending some 700,000 dollars on a software application that allegedly does not work, the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency or KRMA is giving up on it.   The Daily Journal reports officials say that the application, designed to help manage the plant, is good for not much more that communications. The software was developed by former…Read More »

Lets Make A Deal Winners in Watseka

Lets Make A Deal Winners in Watseka

A Watseka couple is planning a trip to Aruba later this year after winning the getaway on Let’ Make a Deal.  Natalie and Tyler Sharpe filmed the show last fall in California dressed as a carrot and pea pod.  Only Natalie was chosen to play and won the trip which was hiding behind curtain number…Read More »

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