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3 More Covid Deaths in Kankakee County

3 More Covid Deaths in Kankakee County

The Kankakee County Health Department reports three more covid 19 deaths today.  That brings the overall number of fatalities since the pandemic began to 106 in Kankakee County.  There are also 168 additional cases today for a grand total of 8,279 since March. Iroquois County reported 39 new cases yesterday and one death.  In northwest…Read More »

Positivity Rate Falls Some More

Positivity Rate Falls Some More

The Covid 19 Region 7 positivity rate continues to fall.  It’s down to 18.1 today from yesterday 18.5.  The region is made up of Kankakee and Will Counties.  Kankakee County comes in today at 17.2 off from Tuesdays 17.9.  Will County is also down, from 18.7 yesterday to 18.4 today. In Region 6 that includes…Read More »

Shot Spotter Doing Its Job

Shot Spotter Doing Its Job

Kankakee City police say the first test of the new shot spotter technology in Kankakee was successful.  The system detected shots fired during the week of November 9 th where officers later found spent shell casings at the scene. Yesterday shot spotter brought officers to a location on East Locust, but upon arrival officers could find no…Read More »

Escort for Sgt. Sherman Set

Escort for Sgt. Sherman Set

Some 150 Patriot Guard Freedom Riders are expected at Midway Airport Friday afternoon to escort the body of U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy Sherman home to Watseka. Sherman was killed in Egypt on November 12 th when mechanical problems brought down his helicopter while he was on a peacekeeping mission.  The procession is expected to leave the airport…Read More »

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