Five Injured in Weekend Shootings in the Area

Five Injured in Weekend Shootings in the Area

Kankakee City Police are looking into a weekend shooting that sent three to the hospital. According to reports, officers were called to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of East Chestnut. When they got there, officers say they saw a car leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers say…Read More »

Covid 19 Friday Update

Covid 19 Friday Update

2,441 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Illinois Thursday and 55 additional deaths. The Kankakee County Health Department didn’t update local numbers Thursday while Iroquois County reported 4 new case today with no new fatalities. Ford County reported two new cases, no new fatalities Thursday. In northwest Indiana, Jasper County reported its 42 nd death today with…Read More »

Stolen Gun Found in Pickup, Driver Arrested

Stolen Gun Found in Pickup, Driver Arrested

There’s another gun off the streets of Kankakee.  City police stopped a pickup truck Thursday afternoon in the 1000 block of East Court Street for a license plate violation.  The driver was arrested after a search of the vehicle turned up a gun stolen out of Ohio and hidden in the trucks center console. 19…Read More »

Man Leads Indiana Police on Chase

Man Leads Indiana Police on Chase

A Cook County man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Newton County after running from a routine traffic stop and leading police on a 40 minute chase.  It began on U.S.41 at Newton County 700 South and ended in Jasper County at 1000 west and 114 where officers had deployed stop sticks, but the driver pulled…Read More »

No Charges for Man Who Broke Into Home to escape Cold

No Charges for Man Who Broke Into Home to escape Cold

A Wilmington homeowner has elected not to file charges against a 66 year old man who broke into his home last Saturday.  The man says his car became stuck in deep snow and after trying to free the vehicle for several hours and with no working cell phone, he took off on foot for help. …Read More »

Covid 19 Wednesday Update

Covid 19 Wednesday Update

2,022 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Illinois Tuesday.  Health officials also announced 44 additional dead. The Kankakee County Health Department reported 35 new cases of COVID 19 and no new deaths. 12-thousand-474 county residents have been confirmed to with the virus since the pandemic began and there have been 173 fatalities. Iroquois County reported…Read More »

Primary Turnout Above Average

Primary Turnout Above Average

A Kankakee Mayoral Race apparently sparked some additional enthusiasm among voters yesterday.  The Kankakee County Clerk’s office reports turnout as higher than average for a primary, coming in at 18.58 percent. Still it was way off the 75 percent turnout the county saw in Novembers Presidential Election.  Of the 18,485 eligible voters Tuesday only 2,506…Read More »

One Last Meeting for Bourbonnais Teachers and School Board

One Last Meeting for Bourbonnais Teachers and School Board

With a strike date of March 4 th inching ever closer. Bourbonnais district 52 teachers and the school board will sit down for one last scheduled negotiating session tomorrow night in an effort to avert a walkout.  The teachers union says it will initiate a strike if there is no agreement by the 4 th.   The two sides…Read More »

Braceville Burglary

Braceville Burglary

There was a burglary in Braceville Early Tuesday.  Police say two people forced their way into a bar about 4:30 in the morning then ransacked two gaming machines before getting away with an undisclosed amount of cashRead More »

Kelly Wants the State Party Chairmanship

Kelly Wants the State Party Chairmanship

2nd Congressional District Representative Robin Kelly has announced her intention to replace Michael Madigan as the Chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party.  Madigan resigned the position Monday.   Kelly’s district covers southern Cook County as well as Will and Kankakee Counties.  She says in a statement that diversity of her district is a microcosm of the…Read More »

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