Crash and Burned

Crash and Burned

From the nice try department, a woman mowing her lawn Monday afternoon in the 300 block of South Greenwood in Kankakee tells city police a man in a silver SUV pulled over at the curb and asked her if she wanted to have sex with him.  The guy went on to say he was famous…Read More »

More Shooting in Kankakee Monday

More Shooting in Kankakee Monday

Shots were fired in Kankakee early Monday morning.  City police were called to the 300 block of North Evergreen after a man leaving for work discovered a bullet hole in a rear driver’s side window of his SUV  A search of the area turned up one 45mm caliber shell casing and four 9mm shell casings…Read More »

Crash Kills Truck Driver

Crash Kills Truck Driver

Lake County, Indiana Sheriffs Police say one person was killed and two were injured just after 4 this morning in a two vehicle accident on U.S. 41, just north of Cedar Lake.  Police say a pickup truck drifted into oncoming traffic and struck a box truck head-on. The box truck driver, who has yet to…Read More »

Murder Trial Begins Today

Murder Trial Begins Today

The Daily Journal reports the murder trial for 27 year old Dannie Kendrick Jr. got underway today in Kankakee County Court.  Kendrick is charged in the November 2011 killing of 32 year old Joe Buckner, owner of the Kut Above barbershop.  Buckner was shot to death in a robbery that went bad in the 600…Read More »

Independence Day Display Approved

Independence Day Display Approved

It looks like the show will go on after all. After the City of Kankakee was told that Independence Day Fireworks would cost the city about 20-thousand dollars this year, there was some concern the tradition may be called off. But at last night’s Kankakee City Council meeting the board approved a display for the…Read More »

Bourbonnais To Modify Moratorium On Multi-Family Buildings

Bourbonnais To Modify Moratorium On Multi-Family Buildings

During last night’s Bourbonnais Village Board meeting, the board voted to modify the Village’s moratorium on multi-family buildings, a moratorium that had been in place for several years. Mayor Paul Schore said it’s time to allow some multi-family construction. Schore says the change is being made to keep pace with a demand for housing stock…Read More »

KAnkakee  Police Ask For Help In Finding Missing Boy

KAnkakee Police Ask For Help In Finding Missing Boy

Kankakee City Police are asking for help to find a seven year old boy that went missing on Mother’s Day. On their facebook page, City Police say they were called by Jahriese Jones’ grandmother who said she hasn’t seen the boy since May 11th. The grandmother says she has custody of Jones and his siblings…Read More »

Crash On 45/52 Results In Fatality

Crash On 45/52 Results In Fatality

Illinois State Police report a traffic crash on route 45/52 in Iroquois County Monday night resulted in a fatality. According to reports, the pickup driven by 26-year-old Jesse M Maya of Dry Ridge Kentucky was eastbound on 3400 north road just after 6:30 last night when Maya failed to stop at the stop sign at…Read More »

Reading for Prizes

Reading for Prizes

The Kankakee Public Library is offering some incentives to get you reading this summer.  From June 1st through July 12th for every 3 materials checked out at the Kankakee Public Library, your name will be entered towards a raffle.   Every Friday starting June 7th through July 12th, there will be a drawing for a chance to…Read More »

Paxton Stop Sign Vote Expected

Paxton Stop Sign Vote Expected

The Paxton City Council is poised to take action on three city uncontrolled intersection which have prone to accidents in recent years.  The Ford County Record reports there are plans in he works to add stop signs to the intersections of Maple and Pells, Ottawa Road and Union Street and Maple and Orleans.  The three…Read More »

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