Woman Dies in Milford Area Fire

Woman Dies in Milford Area Fire

A Milford area woman died when her home was engulfed in flames Tuesday afternoon.  Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatem says fire fighters later discovered the body of 65 year old Cassandra Walts inside the burned out home along with the remains of her pets. A cause of death will await the results of toxicology tests,…Read More »

Guns and Smack Recovered in KAMEG Raid

Guns and Smack Recovered in KAMEG Raid

KAMEG agents raided a home in the 700 block of South Elm in Kankakee Wednesday.    Police say a search of the place turned up a stash of suspected heroin along with two guns and ammunition.   Arrested on drug and weapon charges was 23 year old Jalen Lane.Read More »

Armed Robbery in Kankakee

Armed Robbery in Kankakee

There was an armed robbery last night near South Dearborn and East Station Street.   A man tells city police he was walking to the depot to catch a train when he was confronted by two men armed with a handgun.  They took his cash and cigarettes, but he was hot hurt.Read More »

Paxton Parents Say 3 Month Old Hurt in Fall

Paxton Parents Say 3 Month Old Hurt in Fall

The mother and father of a Paxton three month old who was hospitalized in October with a spiral fracture of the thighbone were in Ford County Court Tuesday.  Prosecutors at the preliminary hearing said the parents contend the infant was injured in a fall, but doctors say a fall from an estimated height of 24…Read More »

Cedar Lake Man Arrested for Fatal Crash

Cedar Lake Man Arrested for Fatal Crash

A Cedar Lake man was arrested Monday in connection with a December 10th fatal accident in Winfield, Indiana.  Police say 29 year old Richard Westerhoff had a blood alcohol level of .15 with traces of cocaine and marijuana in his system the night of the crash.   Westerhoff was on 109thStreet when an investigation showed he crossed…Read More »

Cash Missing from Loda Dropbox

Cash Missing from Loda Dropbox

Officials in the village of Loda have a mystery on their hands.  What happened to a water bill cash payment left in a village hall dropbox.  The resident says he put the envelope containing the money in the box on December 17th but was later notified of a pending disconnect for nonpayment.  The village board last…Read More »

Funny Money Going Around

Funny Money Going Around

Retailers should be on the lookout for man who was passing counterfeit money Friday afternoon in Kankakee.   Police say a bogus bill was used to purchase a gift card in the 100 block of East Court Street, then about 15 minutes later a man used some funny money to make a gift card purchase at…Read More »

Former Wilmington Deputy Chief Dies

Former Wilmington Deputy Chief Dies

The Wilmington police department is morning the loss of retired Deputy Chief Rick Juster.  Juster passed away over the weekend after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.  He joined the department in 1991 and was named Deputy Chief in 2012, serving in that capacity until his retirement.Read More »

No Approval Found for Simms Software Funding

No Approval Found for Simms Software Funding

The Daily Journal reports that after a review of KRMA agency meeting minutes dating back to 2013 the paper could find no evidence the board ever requested or approved the spending of over 760,000 dollars for a software application to better manage the plant that the agency now says is incomplete an unusable.  The money…Read More »

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Saturday snowfall totals are in.  The national weather service says Pontiac and Ashkum led the way in northern Illinois with 9.3 inches.  Watseka was close behind with 9 even.  Totals fall off quickly from there.  Six inches fell in St. Anne, but Bourbonnais had to shovel just 3.7 inches.  Snowfall fell under three inches by…Read More »

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