Fowler Man Facing Child Porn Charges

Fowler Man Facing Child Porn Charges

A Fowler, Indiana man has been arrested a multiple child porn charges.  The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force says 28 year old Daniel Valdez was arrested Wednesday following a yearlong investigation and the execution of a search warrant at his home.  The ICACTF acted following a tip from the National Center…Read More »

Adopt a Hurricane Dog

Adopt a Hurricane Dog

They’re being called hurricane dogs and 29 of them have been rescued and brought to the Kankakee County Humane Foundation in St. Anne following Hurricane Laura that struck Texas and Louisiana a few weeks ago.  Most are puppies.  There’s mixed terriers, black Labs and some golden retrievers and they are all up for adoption.  If…Read More »

2 nd Covid 19 Death Reported in Kankakee in the Last 3 Days

2 nd Covid 19 Death Reported in Kankakee in the Last 3 Days

Kankakee County Health officials are reporting a second covid 19 death in the last 3 days, bringing the number of dead locally to 71 in Kankakee County.  They also report 21 new cases for a local grand total of 2,609. The State of Illinois reports 1,941 new cases of covid today with 35 more who…Read More »

Region 7’s Positivity Rate Falls Below 6.5

Region 7’s Positivity Rate Falls Below 6.5

There is some good covid news today.  The region 7 positivity rate continues to fall and today has fallen below the 6.5 benchmark to 6.4 percent.  At a press conference today Governor JB Pritzker said if it holds he may ease restrictions for the regions bars and restaurants as soon as this weekend.  Region 7…Read More »

Coal City High On E-learning Because of New Covid Cases

Coal City High On E-learning Because of New Covid Cases

Coal City High School is shutting down and going to e-learning for the next two weeks after four student tested positive for covid 19 this week.  Meanwhile, officials at the Illinois Department of Corrections are reporting more covid at the Pontiac Correctional Center.  Officials do not say if the 3 new cases are inmates or…Read More »

Looks Like More Gun-play Today in Kankakee

Looks Like More Gun-play Today in Kankakee

Sources are telling us this afternoon of more gunfire today in Kankakee.   We’re still trying to determine an exact location, but photos sent to us from the area of Wildwood and Chestnut show officers looking for the scene of gunfire.  We’ll have more on this story when the information becomes available.Read More »

Kankakee Police make murder arrest

Kankakee Police make murder arrest

Just after seven last night, Kankakee City Police say they were called to 300 block of South Wildwood Avenue for a report of shots fired. During the investigation, officers located a man who was wanted in connection with an alleged shooting over the weekend. Reports say the Sunday shooting injured two men. One of them,…Read More »

Covid 19 Tuesday Update

Covid 19 Tuesday Update

The Kankakee County Health Department today reports 14 new cases of covid 19 with no new deaths.  Three of the 14 are in their teens or younger.   Total number of cases in the county is now at 2,588 with 70 dead. State health officials report 1,466 new cases of the virus today along with 20…Read More »

Regions Positivity Rate Falls Some More

Regions Positivity Rate Falls Some More

There’s more good news again today on the covid 19 front. The Illinois department of public health says the region 7 positivity rate continues to fall.  It’s down to 6.9 percent today from a high two weeks ago of 8.8 percent when the state imposed further restrictions on bars and restaurant in the region that…Read More »

Two More Shootings in Kankakee

Two More Shootings in Kankakee

More fireworks in Kankakee today and last night in the form of gunfire.  City police say shots were fired just before noon today in the 600 block of South Lincoln.  Nobody was hurt, but a nearby vehicle did suffer gunfire damage. Last night city police responding to reports of gunfire also in the 600 block…Read More »

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