Watseka Family Festival Cancelled

Watseka Family Festival Cancelled

Neal McCoy will not be playing in concert next month at Watseka’s Annual Family Festival.  Organizers say the event has been called off because of the ongoing pandemic.  It was scheduled to take place August 27 th through the 30 th.  They are now making plans for next year’s celebration.Read More »

Friday Covid 19 Update

Friday Covid 19 Update

The Kankakee County Health Department reports 27 new cases of Covid 19 today with no additional deaths.  That pushed the local case count to 1,464 with 63 total fatalities. State health officials continue to see day to day increases in virus cases.  Up 300 hundred from yesterday to 1,317 today.  There were another 25 deaths…Read More »

Bad Shell Responsible for Ashkum Fireworks Injury

Bad Shell Responsible for Ashkum Fireworks Injury

The company that put on the Ashkum Fireworks show on the 4 th of July that saw a worker injured tells the Country Herald online that their investigation of the event shows a sell malfunction, saying the six inch boomer blew up inside its launch tube shattering the tube and sending parts flying into the worker who…Read More »

Report of Shots Fired in Kankakee

Report of Shots Fired in Kankakee

Kankakee Police were called to the 500 block of South Lincoln early this morning for a report of shots being fired.   Police say the call came in about 2:30, responding officers found no evidence of gunfire.  No injuries, damage or spent shell casings were located.Read More »

Officials Not Talking about Bourbonnais Home Invasion

Officials Not Talking about Bourbonnais Home Invasion

No details are yet available on what Bourbonnais Police are for now saying was a home invasion.  It happened just before 3 am Thursday morning in the 200 block of West Country Court.  Sources are telling us a Kankakee man arrested in Bourbonnais yesterday morning for aggravated fleeing may have been involved, but officials are…Read More »

Haynes Arrested for Trafficking

Haynes Arrested for Trafficking

A Kankakee man who was released from prison after serving 20 years for murder when a state witness recanted his testimony and just last year had his record expunged, is in trouble again.  43 year old Terrence Haynes was arrested this week in Coles County, Illinois on trafficking charges.  He allegedly was caught with two…Read More »

Local man injured in crash on the interstate

Local man injured in crash on the interstate

Illinois State Police report a crash on I-57 last night sent two people to the hospital. According to reports, it was just before seven last night, the jeep driven by 36-year-old Josiah Gifford of Bourbonnais veered off the left-hand side of the southbound lanes of I-57, went into the median and overturned. A semi that…Read More »

Will County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest man wanted for sex trafficking

Will County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest man wanted for sex trafficking

Will County Sheriff’s Police say a traffic stop Tuesday morning led to an arrest for sex trafficking. According to reports, deputies stopped the car for traffic violations on I-55 about 8:30 Tuesday morning. While writing up a warning ticket, deputies reportedly found out the name given to them was a known alias for a Los…Read More »

Watseka cyclist hit by car

Watseka cyclist hit by car

Watseka police report a 12-year-old was hit while riding his bike in the one-thousand block of East Walnut last night. Police say it was just after seven last night when the 12-year-old failed to yield to a car driven by an 83-year-old Watseka woman and was hit by the car. The child was taken to…Read More »

Woman Passes Funny Money in Hoopeston

Woman Passes Funny Money in Hoopeston

A Milford woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly passing some funny money.  51 year old Antonietta Spina attempted to pass a fake 100 dollar bill at a store in Hoopeston on North Dixie Highway.  Hoopeston police say she’s been charged with forgery.Read More »

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