Family Night at Perry Farm Tonight

Family Night at Perry Farm Tonight

Family night out is coming up tonight at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnais. Sharon Richardson, Marketing Director for the Bourbonnais Township Park District says the gates open tonight at six. There’ll be a ribbon cutting as well to officially open the park district’s Barnyard Playground. You can find out more on the Park District’s Facebook page…Read More »

KAMEG Makes Arrest In Bradley

KAMEG Makes Arrest In Bradley

Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group agents report an arrest in Bradley earlier this week. Reports say 33-year-old Kurt A. Skoglund of Bradley was arrested by Bradley Police Tuesday as part of a three month investigation. Skoglund was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Reports say the arrest was part of an…Read More »

Arrest in Dwight Armed Robbery

Arrest in Dwight Armed Robbery

One of two men who allegedly robbed a Casey’s gas station in Dwight Wednesday morning, armed with a long gun, is under arrest.  The two got away with an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes.   Livingston County Sheriffs police say one of the suspects, 30 year old Lawrence Lloyd of Dwight, was spotted a few…Read More »

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Ford County, the sheriff office and two jail employees in connection with the 2012 death of 30 year old Richard Gonzalez of Hoopeston.  Gonzalez died of a heart problem after guards allegedly neglected to arrange the necessary treatment after he became…Read More »

West Nile Early this Year in Manhattan

West Nile Early this Year in Manhattan

The Will County Health Department reports the West Nile Virus has been detected in the Manhattan area.  Officials say a batch of mosquitoes carrying the virus tested positive for the disease on May 28th.  That’s about a month earlier than usual.   Authorities blame a very wet spring for the early arrival.Read More »

Police Investigate Home Theft

Police Investigate Home Theft

Kankakee police are investigating a theft Wednesday afternoon from a home in the 1100 block of West Jeffery Street.  The resident says sometime between 4 pm and 7 pm someone took off with a TV, DVD player, Xbox gaming system and a set of speakers from her home. Police say there were no signs of…Read More »

More Gun-play in Kankakee

More Gun-play in Kankakee

Gun fire rang out in two locations within 45 minutes of each other last night in Kankakee.  City police report shots fired just after 11 near South Wildwood and East Station Street.  Nobody was struck and there are no reports of injuries.  Three 9mm shell casings were recovered at the scene.  Then, just before midnight,…Read More »

District 111 Administrators Get Raises

District 111 Administrators Get Raises

The Daily Journal reports the Kankakee School Board this week approved raises for some 20 administrators around the district.  Most will see a 2 to 2.5 percent increase.  Jr high assistant principal Fiona Walz was given a 6 percent boost in pay.  The increases take effect July 1st.Read More »

Gunfire in Kankakee Tuesday

Gunfire in Kankakee Tuesday

Shots were fired in Kankakee early Tuesday morning in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Nobody was hurt and there was no damage reported.  Police report 8 spent shell casings were recovered in the alley.  A man spotted running nearby was stopped and questioned.  He says he thought he might have been target of…Read More »

Man Smoke Bombs Ducks and Geese

Man Smoke Bombs Ducks and Geese

An Ohio man should have just let the ducks and geese be ducks and geese Tuesday, instead he was allegedly tossing multiple smoke bombs at the birds who had gathered in the quarry in the 800 block of west Station Street.  Police were called and a Robert Drake was arrested on a warrant out of…Read More »

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