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Man Shot in Kankakee

Man Shot in Kankakee

A man was shot last night in the 300 block of South Lincoln in Kankakee.  When police arrived all they could find was a pair of flip flops in the road and no sign of a victim.  A few hours’ later city police got a call from a Northwest Suburban Chicago hospital saying they had…Read More »

Two People Save Manteno Home from Fire

Two People Save Manteno Home from Fire

The Manteno Fire Department is crediting two people out or a stroll this afternoon with saving a home from going up in flames in the 500 block of Harper Turn.  Fire officials say Sarah Marshall and Sam Muchmore spotted smoke next to the home, called 911, got the residents out then began fighting the fire…Read More »

Covid 19 Friday Update

Covid 19 Friday Update

The Kankakee County Health Department report 16 new cases of covid 19 today with no new fatalities.  The local case count increases to 2,650 with 71 dead. State health officials today report 2,120 new cases of the virus with 20 more dead.  Total statewide case count now stands at 270,327 with 8,411 deaths.  As of…Read More »

Charges Dropped in Fire Related Insurance Fraud

Charges Dropped in Fire Related Insurance Fraud

Iroquois County prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Fowler, Indiana woman accused of setting a Sheldon home on fire in 2017 to collect insurance money.  The trial for 47 year old Melissa Emery was supposed to begin Thursday.  Officials say the move came after they determined substantial errors were discovered in the final Fire Marshal’s…Read More »

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