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 »

I-65 Chase Reaches Speeds of 100 mph

I-65 Chase Reaches Speeds of 100 mph

Indiana State Police say a vehicle led police on a chase northbound on I-65 last night that reached speed of 100 miles an hour.  It began when a trooper pulled off the expressway at Morocco to assist what he thought was a disable vehicle.  After a female passenger got out of the Mustang the driver…Read More »

Governor lifts special Region 7 mitigation

Governor lifts special Region 7 mitigation

Good news for area restaurant and bar owners. The emergency mitigation restrictions put into place for our region by the Governor three weeks are being lifted as of today. That means local bars and restaurants can return to indoor dining and other services as outlined in phase four of the Governor’s “Restore Illinois” plan. That…Read More »

Bond Set at 5 Million Dollars for Accused Killer

Bond Set at 5 Million Dollars for Accused Killer

Bond has been set today at 5,000,000 dollars for a Kankakee man charged in the September 13th shooting death of 26 year old Marquise J. Smith.  Smith was one of two people hurt that day in separate shootings in the city.  21 year old Dejour J. Tuner-Owens was later identified as the alleged trigger man…Read More »

More Shooting in Kankakee

More Shooting in Kankakee

There’s been more shooting in the last 24 hours in Kankakee.  City police say about 11:30 last night officers were called to the 900 block of East Chestnut for a shooting that damaged two homes.  Nobody was hurt, police did find shell casings in the street.  Then about 2:30 this morning police were called to…Read More »

Covid 19 Thursday Update

Covid 19 Thursday Update

Kankakee health officials today report 25 new cases of covid 19 with no new fatalities.  Total case count in the county now stands at 2,634 with 71 dead. The Illinois Public Health Department reports 2,056 new cases of the virus in Illinois in the last 24 hours along with 25 deaths.   The total state case…Read More »

Region 7’s Positivity Rate Falls Again

Region 7’s Positivity Rate Falls Again

More good news on the covid 19 front today.   The region 7 positivity rate continues to decline.  After hitting a high of 8.8 percent two weeks ago and being slapped with additional sanctions by the state, the region that includes Kankakee and Will Counties today is down to 6.1 percent.  Governor JB Pritzker said Wednesday…Read More »

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