6 More Covid Deaths in Kankakee County Over the Weekend

6 More Covid Deaths in Kankakee County Over the Weekend

While the positivity rate in the region is slowly coming down, the number of deaths in Kankakee is still on the rise.   The Kankakee Public Health Department today reports 6 more dead over the weekend increasing the county’s death toll to 101 with 474 new cases. The number of new cases in Illinois today came…Read More »

Covid Numbers Up at Shapiro

Covid Numbers Up at Shapiro

Along with the rest of the area, Shapiro Developmental Center has become a bit of a hot spot recently.  The Kankakee Department of Health and The Illinois Department of Human Services report 70 confirmed cases of the virus in the last 28 days at Shapiro.  16 are residents and 54 are staff members.Read More »

Covid Break for ONU Students

Covid Break for ONU Students

Students at Olivet Nazarene University will be getting a long holiday break.  School officials say they the fall semester will end with finals this week and students not returning to campus until the beginning the spring semester on January 19.  It’ because of the rise in area virus cases.  There are currently 43 active cases…Read More »

Two Juveniles Killed in Jasper County Crash

Two Juveniles Killed in Jasper County Crash

Two juveniles were killed in an accident over the weekend in Jasper County.  Jasper County Sheriffs police say the victims were in a car that struck the back of a tractor towing and implement on State Road 14 at County Road 200 West about 5:45 Saturday night.   Police say the two were trapped inside when…Read More »

Carjacking Ends in Crash Near Peotone

Carjacking Ends in Crash Near Peotone

An accident Friday night on I-57 near Peotone sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  According to Illinois State police a chase that began in Calumet Park with the carjacking of a 2020 Jaguar ended with a crash in Peotone when the driver lost control and struck the center median.  The vehicle then…Read More »

Garage Totaled in Braceville Fire

Garage Totaled in Braceville Fire

A fire in Braceville Saturday night destroyed the attached garage of a home in the 100 block of North Bruce Street.  Braceville fire saying the fire was fueled by gasoline explosion in the garage.  The garage was a total loss, no word on damage to the home.  Two people suffered minor injuries.  The cause is…Read More »

Region 7 Rate Holds

Region 7 Rate Holds

It appears the positivity rate in Region 7 that includes Kankakee and Will Counties, may have peaked.  After topping out at 20.7 the last two days, the rate has fallen today to 20.6.   Individually both counties are also seeing a slight decline, Kankakee has fallen a 10 th a point today to 22.4 and Will County also…Read More »

Another Kankakee County Virus Death Today

Another Kankakee County Virus Death Today

The State of Illinois is reporting 13,012 new cases of covid 19 and 126 more dead.  Over 6,000 are hospitalized in Illinois and there are over 1,100 on Ventilators. At his daily covid 19 press conference Governor JB Pritzker says the problem is most severe in rural areas of the state. Kankakee County health official’s…Read More »

Kankakee Mayors Files Signatures for Another Term

Kankakee Mayors Files Signatures for Another Term

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong today officially filed petitions for the 2021 mayoral elections in the City of Kankakee.   The Mayor says in a statement she’ll keep fighting for the future of everyone in this city with another term in the Mayor’s Office.   Wells-Armstrong submitted over 350 signatures to the Kankakee County Clerk’s Office – more than…Read More »

Nighttime Homeless Shelter Closes

Nighttime Homeless Shelter Closes

The Daily Journal reports that the North 5 th Ave. Homeless Shelter in Kankakee has closed for nighttime operations.  Shelter officials say The Gift of God Street Church Shelter in the 600 block of N. 5 th has shut down because of occupants continued use of drugs, alcohol and pornography.Read More »

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