Covid Wednesday Update, Indiana Moving to Stage 5

Covid Wednesday Update, Indiana Moving to Stage 5

The Kankakee County Public Health Department reports 16 new cases of covid 19 today with no new deaths.  Total county case count now stands at 2,705 with 71 dead. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 1,848 new cases of the virus today along with 22 dead.  The total number of cases in Illinois now…Read More »

Police Confirm Tuesday Shootings in Kankakee

Police Confirm Tuesday Shootings in Kankakee

Kankakee Police are confirming a couple of shooting incidents we first told you about yesterday.  Shots were fired about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon in the 1400 block of East River Street, a home suffered gunfire damage but there were no injuries.  Police were called back to that same block around five Tuesday night when more gunfire…Read More »

Gun Violence Meeting Planned

Gun Violence Meeting Planned

A special Kankakee City Council meeting has been scheduled for later this month to address gun violence in the city.  The goal is to discuss strategies and propose solutions.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday September 29 th at 5:30 and will be livestreamed on the city’s Utube channel, website and on Comcast local channel four.Read More »

Two on Moped Arrested

Two on Moped Arrested

A passenger on a moped was arrested last night by city police during a routine traffic stop when officers allegedly found a gun on the man.  Police say the firearm turned out to be stolen.  Facing weapons charged is a Terry Houston.  The driver, identified as Daniel Anderson was arrested on drug charges after police…Read More »

Rash of Car Thefts in Bourbonnais This Morning

Rash of Car Thefts in Bourbonnais This Morning

The Bourbonnais Police Department is reporting a rash of car burglaries this morning between midnight at 3 am.  The thieves targeted unlocked vehicles taking what valuables they could find.  We’re told some of the vehicles affected were parked on Hansen, Kathy, Midcourt and Bonds.Read More »

Sleepy Wheatfield Man Arrested on Meth Charges

Sleepy Wheatfield Man Arrested on Meth Charges

A Wheatfield, Indiana man was arrested on drug charges early this week after Jasper County Sheriffs police found him asleep behind the wheel in the middle of the road with the engine running on 500 West at 1450 North.  Police say a search of 31 year old Jason M. Keaney tuned up an unspecified amount…Read More »

Tuesday Covid 19 Update

Tuesday Covid 19 Update

The Kankakee County Health Department reports 11 new cases of covid 19 today with no additional deaths.  The local case count is at 2,689 with a death toll of 71. The State is reporting 1,531 new cases of the virus today with 30 more dead.  Bringing the statewide death toll to 8,486 with 277,266 cases.…Read More »

Region 7 Positivity Rate Holding

Region 7 Positivity Rate Holding

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports the South Suburban Region’s positivity rate is holding well under the penalty point of 6.5 percent.  As of today the area that includes Kankakee and Will Counties has a positivity rate of 5.7 percent, but has also seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital…Read More »

Shots Fired Monday Night

Shots Fired Monday Night

Shots were fired in Kankakee last night.  Police were called to the area of Meadowview and Duane about 6:20 Monday night.  Upon arrival officers located shell casings in the street but no damage or injuries were reported.   Meanwhile, where being told of shots being fired this afternoon in the area of River and Lincoln.  No…Read More »

Hoopeston Woman Killed by Train

Hoopeston Woman Killed by Train

A Hoopeston woman was struck and killed by a train Monday.  It happened about 5:30 in the morning at the railroad crossing on East Lincoln Street in Hoopeston.  The Vermilion County Coroner’s office identifies the victim as 49 year old Jodi L. TyszkoRead More »

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