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 »

Dwight Mayor Not Seeking Reelection

Dwight Mayor Not Seeking Reelection

The Village of Dwight will be getting a new mayor next year.  Longtime Mayor Jared Anderson will not be seeking reelection.  He has taken a new job that will keep him out of state for the next few years.   Anderson has been Village President for 8 years and served on the board for the previous…Read More »

Two More Covid 19 Dead in Kankakee County

Two More Covid 19 Dead in Kankakee County

Kankakee health officials are reporting two more deaths in the last 24 hours from covid 19 along with 187 new cases of the virus.  That bring the total number of dead in the county to 103 with a total of 4,148 cases since the pandemic began. The Illinois Department of Public Health today reporting 9,469…Read More »

Positivity Rate Falls Some More

Positivity Rate Falls Some More

The Region 7 positivity rate is down again today along with both individual rates in Kankakee and Will Counties.  The region overall has fallen to 18.5 today from yesterday’s 19.2 percent.  In Kankakee County we’re down to 17.9 from Mondays 18.6 and Will County’s 7 day rolling average is at 18.7.  That’s down from Monday…Read More »

Another Hat in the Ring for Kankakee Mayor

Another Hat in the Ring for Kankakee Mayor

Kankakee Valley Park District Commissioner J.J. Hollis has tossed his hat into the ring for Mayor of Kankakee.  Hollis filed his nominating petitions with the County Clerks off on Monday.  He will face off against 6th ward alderman Chris Curtis in February’s Republican Primary.   Incumbent Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong and Kankakee School Board member Angela Shea…Read More »

Registration for Free Christmas Day Dinner Underway

Registration for Free Christmas Day Dinner Underway

Registration is now under way for this year’s Free Christmas Day Dinner provided by Christmas Day Incorporated.  The annual event will be held at 7 locations in Bourbonnais, Bradley, Grant Park, Kankakee, Manteno and Momence.  This year’s feast will be cooked up by the Bennett Curtis House.  Masks and socially distancing will be mandatory at…Read More »

Region 7 Positivity Rate Falls Some More

Region 7 Positivity Rate Falls Some More

We continue to see a decline in the Region 7 positivity rate.  After peaking last week at 20.7 percent the rate has fallen to 19.8 today.  Kankakee County and Will County are also seeing a decline in their individual number.  Kankakee has fallen from a high last week of 22.7 to 20.5 today.  Will County…Read More »

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