Boil Order Issued for Parts of Bradley

Boil Order Issued for Parts of Bradley

Aqua Illinois has issued a boil order for parts of Bradley.  The effected is in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Kinzie Ave.  The boil order is in effect until further notice.  There’s no word on the cause.Read More »

12 Years for Barajas

12 Years for Barajas

29 year old Marcos Barajas, one of the founders of the Hippocrates Medial Clinic in Kankakee, has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in Kankakee County Court to the criminal sexual assault of a teenage girl in 2017.  Prosecutors say in the Daily Journal the assault took place in April…Read More »

Kinzinger Gets Bounty Briefing at White House

Kinzinger Gets Bounty Briefing at White House

Congressman Adam Kinzinger whose district includes Iroquois County and areas west of Kankakee County was one of 8 republicans briefed at the White House on reports the Russian Government is paying bounties to the Taliban in Afghanistan for dead American soldiers.  Kinzinger says they were told there is an ongoing review to determine the accuracy…Read More »

George Washington the 3 rd Asks You to Wear a Mask

George Washington the 3 rd Asks You to Wear a Mask

The son of Kankakee County Board member George Washington Jr., who passed away last week from covid 19, is asking that you please wear a mask when out in public.  George Washington the 3rd could not be with his father as he fought the virus for three weeks in a Kankakee hospital, because he too…Read More »

Covid Update for Wednesday

Covid Update for Wednesday

Kankakee County Health Department official’s today report 9 new cases of the virus in Kankakee County, but no new fatalities.  Total case count locally is now 1,367 with the 63 deaths. State health department officials say today 828 additional cases of covid 19 were confirmed over the last 24 hours and 30 more have died. …Read More »

Fire Department Grants Awarded

Fire Department Grants Awarded

Several fire departments in the region have been awarded a share of 3.5 million dollars in grant money through the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.  The money is to be used for small equipment purchases.  Districts getting up to 26 thousand dollars each include the Melvin, Braceville, Emington, Chatsworth, Steger Estates and Papineau fire protection…Read More »

Momence Farmers Market Canceled For The Year

Momence Farmers Market Canceled For The Year

The Momence Farmers Market won’t be happening this year. Organizers announced on their Facebook page Tuesday morning that the market has been canceled for the season. The opening was originally scheduled for last month with a rescheduled opening date to today, but organizers called off the entire season yesterday. While originally reported the market was…Read More »

Kankakee is Number 1 for State Retirement

Kankakee is Number 1 for State Retirement

Kankakee has been named the best place to retire in Illinois by the creators of Caring Village, an online app dedicated to helping families care for aging loved ones by making it easier for families to communicate, collaborate and coordinate care-giving activities.  The choice was based on state and local tax rates, average daily temperature,…Read More »

Tuesday Kankakee Covid Count

Tuesday Kankakee Covid Count

The Kankakee County Health Department reporting only 8 new covid 19 cases in the county over the last day with no new fatalities. Total cases climb to 1,358 with a total of 63 deaths. Illinois Heath officials say report 734 new virus cases over the last 24 hours with 23 deaths. Total dead in the…Read More »

Kinzinger Reacts to NY Times Russia Bounty Report

Kinzinger Reacts to NY Times Russia Bounty Report

Congressman Adam Kinzinger is one of several Washington republicans now asking questions about a New York Times report that says Russia secretly offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. troops.  Kinzinger, who represents Iroquois County and areas west of Kankakee, says on his Twitter feed that Russia is not a partner and is not to…Read More »

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