ONU Brings Students Back in Fall

ONU Brings Students Back in Fall

While Kankakee Community Collage said last week they will not be bringing students back to classrooms in the fall, opting instead on online learning, Olivet Nazarene University officials today say they will bring students back to campus, but at the same time say they cannot guarantee a covid free environment.  Classes will begin earlier than…Read More »

The Great Reopening Underway

The Great Reopening Underway

It’s the great partial reopening today for restaurants, bars and others in Kankakee and around the state as we enter into phase 3 of the governors covid 19 restore Illinois plan.   With social distancing guidelines in place you can get a haircut or a tattoo today, go to the gym or have your nails done. …Read More »

Pedestrian Killed on Rt. 50

Pedestrian Killed on Rt. 50

There was a fatal accident this morning on Route 50 near Armour Road.  From what we’ve been told so far a pedestrian is dead after they tripped while crossing the street and was then struck by a southbound vehicle. It happened this morning just before 11.  The name of the victim is still pending notification…Read More »

Two More Die from Virus in County

Two More Die from Virus in County

The Kankakee County Health Department is reporting two additional covid 19 fatalities today bringing the total dead to 55 in Kankakee County with 20 new cases for a total of 1,157. State officials today are reporting 86 fatalities in the last 24 hours for a total statewide to 5,270 dead with an additional 1,622 new…Read More »

Smoke Theft

Smoke Theft

Heard on the scanner Thursday afternoon was call to West Court Street after a smoker said someone ran up to him and grabbed his lit cigarette right out of his mouth, then ran away.Read More »

No Bike 609 This Summer

No Bike 609 This Summer

The Daily Journal reports the Bike 609 bike sharing program will not operate this summer.  Zagster in Cambridge Massachusetts, has informed the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau they will no longer be providing the service, because of the ongoing pandemic and go on to say they will also not be refunding the 90,000 dollars…Read More »

Channahon Home Fire

Channahon Home Fire

Channahon Fire was called to a home fire Wednesday night in the 24 hundred block of Hummingbird Drive.  Smoke was already showing from the roof of the home when fire fighters arrived on the scene. The fire was contained to the attic area, but there was smoke and water dame to the rest of the…Read More »

Kinzinger on Scarborough’s Side

Kinzinger on Scarborough’s Side

Congressman Adam Kinzinger who’s district includes Iroquois County and area’s west of Kankakee County, has joined a number of republicans calling for a halt to President Donald Trump’s attack on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.  Trump is calling for an investigation into to the death of a former member of Scarborough’s staff when he was a…Read More »

Body Identified a Year Later

Body Identified a Year Later

The body of a man found in a shed in Washington Township near Beecher a year ago today, has finally been identified.  The cause of death is listed as undetermined, but foul play is not suspected in the death of Reynaldo Balleza Banda.  Officials believe he died of exposure.  Banda was eventually identified when a…Read More »

Police Report Suspicious Activity

Police Report Suspicious Activity

Kankakee City police are looking for two men in a silver two door sedan who tried to engage of 7 year old girl in conversation Wednesday about noon as she stood in the front yard of her home in the 500 block of South Frazier Ave.   They sped away when the girl ran to her…Read More »

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