Another First for Kinzinger

Another First for Kinzinger

After being the first congressional republican to call for the ouster of then President Donald Trump following the January riot at the Capitol, 16 th Congressional district representative Adam Kinzinger Thursday became the first congressional republican to call on Florida congressman Matt Gaetz to resign.  Gaitz is allegedly tied into a federal investigation into sex trafficking.  Gaetz…Read More »

Over 4,000 Covid 19 Cases Statewide Today

Over 4,000 Covid 19 Cases Statewide Today

Another big covid 19 number day for the state of Illinois Thursday.  Officials reported 4,004 new cases of the virus today along with 21 new fatalities. The Kankakee County Health Department reported 79 new cases of the virus and no new fatalities. That covers a two day period from Tuesday to Thursday. Iroquois County reported…Read More »

It was a Bad Day for this Thief

It was a Bad Day for this Thief

Responding to a call of a man hiding behind a dumpster, Jasper County Sheriffs police Wednesday arrested a Hammond man on multiple charges.  35 year old Benjamin L. Elders allegedly broke into a detached garage near county road 400 north and 250 east, but upon returning to his car he found his getaway vehicle wouldn’t…Read More »

Popup Market Coming to ONU

Popup Market Coming to ONU

A popup market will be held Saturday April 17 th at Olivet Nazarene University.  The school in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank will be distributing food boxes for over 700 families.  Each box contains enough food to feed a family of 5 for two weeks.  This is a drive thru event and Covid protocol will…Read More »

2 Kankakee Shots Fired Incidents Wednesday

2 Kankakee Shots Fired Incidents Wednesday

Kankakee City police received 2 reports of shots being fired last night in a couple of locations.  Police say shots were reportedly fired in the 300 block of south Elm about 10:30 last night.  Responding officers, however, were unable to find and evidence, injuries or damage.   A report of gun fire about 8:30 last night…Read More »

Police Confirm Tuesday Shots Fired Call

Police Confirm Tuesday Shots Fired Call

Kankakee City Police report another incident of shots fired in the city. This one happened Tuesday night in the 500 block of East Station Street. When they got to the area, officers say they saw a car leaving the scene and stopped it in the 400 block of East Bourbonnais. Those inside the car told…Read More »

Probation violations Turns into Years

Probation violations Turns into Years

A Gardner man has been sentenced to two years in prison after multiple violation of his probation.  Grundy County authorities say Karl Leschber was originally sentenced to 30 months’ probation in September of 2019 for possession of a small amount of meth.  A year later Leschber violated that probation and was given another 30 months.…Read More »

Shots Fired Report Remains Unconfirmed

Shots Fired Report Remains Unconfirmed

City police have not yet commented on reports of shots being fired last night in Kankakee. Sources tell us the gun-play erupted in the 200 block of South Chicago last evening.  No one is reported hurt, but a nearby vehicle may have been struck with gunfire. We’ll have more when the information becomes available.Read More »

Fire Damages Bourbonnais Home

Fire Damages Bourbonnais Home

Damage is estimated at 75,000 from a home fire last night at 76 St. Michael’s in Bourbonnais.  Upon arrival fire fighters found fire outside the front door and the porch was burning.   Crews quickly extinguished the porch fire and moved inside to put out the fire that had made its way inside the modular home.…Read More »

Power Goes Out in Blatt

Power Goes Out in Blatt

A couple of streets were closed and power went out for some folks today in the Blatt subdivision in Bradley after wires and poles came down.  No one was reported hurt.  Bradley Fire saying they are still investigating the cause.  Social media reports are blaming a passing truck.Read More »

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