Another Covid Death in Kankakee County Today

Another Covid Death in Kankakee County Today

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reports 10,959 new cases of covid 19 along with 192 new fatalities.  At his daily covid 19 press conference Governor JB Pritzker today urged you to give blood.  He says it’s important for a number of reasons including the collection of convalescant plasma for antibodies to help those…Read More »

Positivity Rate Holds Steady Today in Region 7

Positivity Rate Holds Steady Today in Region 7

The Region 7 positivity rate held steady today at 16.6 while in Kankakee County the rate fell to 14.2 from yesterday’s 14.6.  In Will County the number holds today at 17.2.  In Region 6 that includes Iroquois County the positivity rate ticked up a 10 th of a point to 12.1.   Iroquois County comes in today at…Read More »

Pontiac Id Fire Rescue Hero’s

Pontiac Id Fire Rescue Hero’s

Pontiac fire officials today are identifying the four people who spotted fire inside a home over the weekend and rescued the two people inside.  The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that Dean Tunberg was walking by the home when he saw the fire and called 911 then began banging on the door to alert those inside.  Roger…Read More »

Jasper County REMC Starts High Speed Internet Project

Jasper County REMC Starts High Speed Internet Project

Jasper County, Indiana REMC today announced the beginning stages of their new broadband service division. This undertaking will be a five-year build in the making. Officials say it will provide faster, more reliable internet at affordable prices to their current members.  The new broadband service will provide higher speed internet to rural areas that are…Read More »

Wednesday’s Covid-19 Report

Wednesday’s Covid-19 Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 9,757 new cases of covid 19 today with a single day statewide record number of deaths at 238.   At his daily covid 19 press briefing Governor JB Pritzker said they are looking into why the death toll is so high today. The Kankakee County Health Department has yet…Read More »

Region 7 Positivity Rate Falls Some More

Region 7 Positivity Rate Falls Some More

The Region 7 positivity rate continues to decline.  The number has fallen to 16.6 today from Tuesday’s 17 percent.  Kankakee County is down to 14.6 from yesterday’s 15.8 and Will County is at 17.2, that’s down from Tuesdays 17.4.  In region 6 that includes Iroquois County the positivity rate ticked up slightly today to 12…Read More »

(Unofficial) Bubba Cox has Died

(Unofficial) Bubba Cox has Died

Nothing official on this yet, but were getting work today that former Kankakee City alderman James Bubba Cox has passed away.  We hope to have more on this story tomorrow morning with Rob West.Read More »

Officials Sworn-in in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

Officials Sworn-in in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

Kankakee County officials who won their respective elections last month were sworn in to a new term in office Tuesday at the Kankakee County Courthouse.  Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner took the oath for a 5 th term yesterday.  Also sworn in were States Attorney Jim Rowe, Circuit clerk Sandy Cianci, Auditor Jake Lee and Recorder Lori…Read More »

Crete Christmas Celebration Different This Year

Crete Christmas Celebration Different This Year

The Annual Parade of Lights in Crete scheduled for this weekend has been canceled this year as has the annual Ice Sculpture display because of the ongoing pandemic.  In its place organizers have put together an auto tour of holiday decorated homes in Crete and something they call the Gnome for the Holidays Treasure Hunt.Read More »

Unemployment Falls Again in Kankakee County

Unemployment Falls Again in Kankakee County

There’s some good economic news for Kankakee County today.  The unemployment rate in the County is looking better.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports a decline of almost 3 percentage points in the last month.  From 8.1 percent in September to 5.2 percent in October.  That’s up only 1 point from last year’s 4.2…Read More »

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