Small Fight at Kankake High Monday

Small Fight at Kankake High Monday

In a preemptive move to stop a repeat of last week’s fighting, officials at Kankakee High School placed the facility on soft lockdown and had an enhanced police presence at the learning center Monday.  School officials say locker checks were done as well, as the school reacted to social media threats of more fighting at…Read More »

Vehicle Damages Sporting Goods Store

Vehicle Damages Sporting Goods Store

The driver of a vehicle that went through the front window of a Wilmington bait and tackle store early Sunday morning, turned himself into police Monday.  Wilmington police say the car was going so fast at the time it cleared an inside counter before coming to a stop.  There was extensive damage to the store…Read More »

Three Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Three Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Two men and a woman from suburban Chicago were arrested early Sunday morning after they allegedly attempted to break into a business in Chebanse, struck a police officer with their vehicle as they sped away and then led police on a chase up I-57.  42 year old Edward Gee and 43 year old Sharon McCambry…Read More »

2017-2018 Hoosier School Grades Are In

2017-2018 Hoosier School Grades Are In

The Indiana Department of education has released the 2017-2018, A to F grade results for Jasper and Newton County Schools.  There were several changes.  Kankakee Valley High school saw their grade go up from a B to an A, while Rensselaer Central High saw thier grade go down an A to a B.  Morocco elementary…Read More »

78 Year Old Man Gets 140 Years for Child Sex Abuse

78 Year Old Man Gets 140 Years for Child Sex Abuse

A Cabery man was been sentenced to 140 years in prison Friday in Federal Court in Urbana for the sexual exploitation of three children from January through March of 2014.  The kids ranged in age from three to six years old.  78 year old Toetim Cizmar pleaded guilty.  Federal prosecutors say he presented himself and…Read More »

3 Arrested For Chebanse Burglary

3 Arrested For Chebanse Burglary

Two men and one woman from the Chicago suburbs were arrested early today following a pursuit by police that followed the suspect’s vehicle striking a police officer as they attempted to flee the scene of a burglary they were allegedly involved in at a Chebanse business on North Oak Street.  Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested…Read More »

Suspensions Handed Out for Last Weeks High School Fights

Suspensions Handed Out for Last Weeks High School Fights

Kankakee School District 111 officials say after a review of each student’s participation in last week’s fights at the high school, none will be returning to school until January and most won’t return at all in the 2018-2019 school year. In all over a dozen students were suspended. The district is also amending its policy…Read More »

Gardner Man Gets 6 Years

Gardner Man Gets 6 Years

A Gardner, Illinois man was sentenced to six years in prison last week on drug charges.  31 year old Mitchel Tousignant had earlier pleaded guilty in Will County Court. He was one of a number of people arrested back in October of 2017 after being caught up in a Braidwood police and DEA narcotics investigation.Read More »

Braidwood Woman Dies From Suspected Heroin Overdose

Braidwood Woman Dies From Suspected Heroin Overdose

A Braidwood woman died over the weekend from an apparent heroin overdose.  26 year old Kathleen Garcia was at a friends Minooka apartment Saturday where the two were using the drug when Gracia became unresponsive.  The Grundy County Coroner’s says when the friend called 911 and administered Narcan, but it was too late.  She was…Read More »

Truck Train Collision

Truck Train Collision

A trucker escaped injury Friday afternoon when his cab appeared to be sideswiped by a train in Newton County.  It happened at the U.S. 41 crossing near U.S. 24, both roadways were snarled for about five hours because of the crash.  Newton County Sheriffs police have not yet said what led to the accident. Nobody…Read More »

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