Wilmington Man Found Dead in Creek

Wilmington Man Found Dead in Creek

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Wilmington man Wednesday night.  Wilmington police say officers were checking on a vehicle that had run off the road in the 1500 block of Charlotte Street when they came across the body of 67 year old Melvin VonKaenel lying in nearby Deer Creek.  Police believe…Read More »

Pizza Man Robbed at Gunpoint

Pizza Man Robbed at Gunpoint

There was an armed robbery Wednesday night in Kankakee.  City police say a pizza delivery man was robbed of his cash, cell phone and car keys in the 300 block of South Oakdale by three men armed with a gun. No one was hurt.  Police are looking for the trio.Read More »

Samfay Shot and Killed 23 Years Ago Today

Samfay Shot and Killed 23 Years Ago Today

It was 23 years ago today (Thursday) that 26 year old Kankakee police officer, Anthony Samfay was shot and killed while in the line of duty.  Samfay was struck 5 times with a 357 magnum by then 23 year old Eric Lee during a routine traffic stop at Fair Street and Greenwood Ave. in Kankakee.…Read More »

3 Years for Dealing Heroin

3 Years for Dealing Heroin

A Livingston County heroin dealer has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges.  Police arrested 30 year old Amber Watters of Odell after a search of her home June turned up 20 capsules filled with heroin.Read More »

Northwest Indiana Hospital patient information may have been stolen

Northwest Indiana Hospital patient information may have been stolen

(AP) – A hospital system in northwestern Indiana is informing more than 68,000 patients that their personal information may have been exposed during a data breach earlier this year. The Northwest Indiana Times reports Methodist Hospitals has been mailing letters to patients detailing the steps they can take to safeguard themselves against possible fraud. The…Read More »

9/11 Mobile Exhibit in Watseka this weekend

9/11 Mobile Exhibit in Watseka this weekend

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit makes a stop in Watseka this weekend. Watseka Park District Executive Director Sherry Johnson says the one-thousand-square-foot exhibit will be set up in the First Trust parking lot on Route 24 in Watseka Johnson says the display will be part of a larger celebration going…Read More »

Grundy County Squad Stolen

Grundy County Squad Stolen

Grundy County Sheriff’s Police are looking for help to find the person that took one of their squad cars. The Morris Police Department says the squad was taken after the county deputies house was broken into about four Monday morning. The car was found in Morris later that morning, but several items were missing, including…Read More »

Jasper County Spearheading Economic Development Plans

Jasper County Spearheading Economic Development Plans

There’s an effort underway in Jasper County, Indiana to bring new economic development to region.  The Jasper County Economic Development Organization along with Newton, Benton, White, Pulaski and Stark Counties have partnered with the Indiana Department of Agriculture, the Purdue Center for Regional Development and the Indiana Economic Development association to finds ways to diversify…Read More »

Sewage Fees for Industry Could Be Going UP

Sewage Fees for Industry Could Be Going UP

Sewage treatment fees could be going up for large industrial users in the area.  The Daily Journal reports the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency Board is considering an increase to help pay for future expansion of the treatment plant.   While the plant serves only about 62 thousand residents and has a capacity for 245 thousand, industrial…Read More »

City Want Families for Video

City Want Families for Video

Would like to be in a video?  No acting experience is necessary and families are welcome.  It’s a promotional video produced by the Kankakee Economic and Community development Agency.  They want you to show the world what family means to you at home and around the city of Kankakee.  Families of all kind are welcome. …Read More »

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