Bad Tail Light Ends in Drug Arrest

Bad Tail Light Ends in Drug Arrest

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug arrest Monday night in the 1500 block of East Court Street in Kankakee.  Police say 38 year old Andres Jimenez is facing multiple charges after methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.  He also, at first, gave police an allies for a name and was driving on a…Read More »

Shots Fired in Kankakee

Shots Fired in Kankakee

City police were called 700 block of South Elm Monday morning after a man checking on a relative found five spent shell casings in the alley.  Police say it could be related to a call of shots being fired in the 1200 block of East Eagle about 4 hours earlier.  There was no damage or…Read More »

Cortese Was Passing When Killed

Cortese Was Passing When Killed

We have more today on Monday might’s motorcycle death of a Wilmington man.  Illinois state police say their investigation shows 30 year old Kristopher Cortese was passing another vehicle on 45/52 near the Will-Kankakee County line when he struck an oncoming van head-on and was then hit a second time by a following northbound vehicle.…Read More »

Wilmington Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft

Wilmington Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft

A Wilmington woman has pleaded guilty to stealing an unspecified amount of money from her Wilmington employer.  In exchange, prosecutors dropped two lesser charges.  43 year old Misty Hook allegedly took between 10 and 100,000 dollars from the D’Orazio Ford dealer between January of 2013 and August of 2014. Hook was sentenced to just two…Read More »

Bus, Semi Collide 10 Injured

Bus, Semi Collide 10 Injured

A crash between a charter bus and a semi on I-57 near Onarga Monday resulted in minor injuries to 9 passengers on the bus and the driver.  Illinois State Police say the bus rear ended the semi because the bus driver failed to reduce speed.  The driver of the bus, 66 year old Richard Willoughby…Read More »

Men Pose As Utility Workers In Peotone

Men Pose As Utility Workers In Peotone

Peotone police say 2  White Males , possibly driving a silver pickup with tinted windows attempted to gain access to a home by claiming to be utility workers yesterday. They knocked on the door and said they hit a utility pole and they needed to check out the power in the house. 1 subject lured…Read More »

Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal crash on Route 45/52 early today near the Will County Line involving a motorcycle and 2 cars.  Authorities say the rider of the motorcycle was southbound on 45/52 when he crossed over into the northbound lane and was struck by 2 cars.  Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner pronounced the victim dead…Read More »

Man With Heroin In Car Tries To Flee Police

Man With Heroin In Car Tries To Flee Police

Thursday night of last week at 9:13 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper  observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 45 and S. East Ave in Kankakee. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle fled from the trooper. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of the Fairview…Read More »

Yes, That Was A Tornado!

Yes, That Was A Tornado!

The National Weather Service said Friday that was a tornado that touched down near Lowell on Thursday during heavy storms across the region.  The EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 80 to 85 miles an hour was on the ground for about a mile and a half and DAMAGE WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY TO TREES, INCLUDING…Read More »

Manteno Man Convicted In Deadly Snowmobile Mishap

Manteno Man Convicted In Deadly Snowmobile Mishap

A Manteno man was found guilty Friday in Kankakee County Court on three counts of felony operating a snowmobile while under the influence resulting in death in connection with a mishap in December of 2016 that resulted in the death of 24 year old Kristen Agrue.  Agrue was riding with another man on his snowmobile…Read More »

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