Bus, Semi Collide 10 Injured

Bus, Semi Collide 10 Injured

A crash between a charter bus and a semi on I-57 near Onarga Monday resulted in minor injuries to 9 passengers on the bus and the driver.  Illinois State Police say the bus rear ended the semi because the bus driver failed to reduce speed.  The driver of the bus, 66 year old Richard Willoughby…Read More »

Bus, Semi Collide 10 Injured

Bus, Semi Collide 10 Injured

A crash between a charter bus and a semi on I-57 near Onarga Monday resulted in minor injuries to 9 passengers on the bus and the driver.  Illinois State Police say the bus rear ended the semi because the bus driver failed to reduce speed.  The driver of the bus, 66 year old Richard Willoughby…Read More »

Men Pose As Utility Workers In Peotone

Men Pose As Utility Workers In Peotone

Peotone police say 2  White Males , possibly driving a silver pickup with tinted windows attempted to gain access to a home by claiming to be utility workers yesterday. They knocked on the door and said they hit a utility pole and they needed to check out the power in the house. 1 subject lured…Read More »

Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal crash on Route 45/52 early today near the Will County Line involving a motorcycle and 2 cars.  Authorities say the rider of the motorcycle was southbound on 45/52 when he crossed over into the northbound lane and was struck by 2 cars.  Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner pronounced the victim dead…Read More »

Man With Heroin In Car Tries To Flee Police

Man With Heroin In Car Tries To Flee Police

Thursday night of last week at 9:13 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper  observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 45 and S. East Ave in Kankakee. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle fled from the trooper. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of the Fairview…Read More »

Yes, That Was A Tornado!

Yes, That Was A Tornado!

The National Weather Service said Friday that was a tornado that touched down near Lowell on Thursday during heavy storms across the region.  The EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 80 to 85 miles an hour was on the ground for about a mile and a half and DAMAGE WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY TO TREES, INCLUDING…Read More »

Manteno Man Convicted In Deadly Snowmobile Mishap

Manteno Man Convicted In Deadly Snowmobile Mishap

A Manteno man was found guilty Friday in Kankakee County Court on three counts of felony operating a snowmobile while under the influence resulting in death in connection with a mishap in December of 2016 that resulted in the death of 24 year old Kristen Agrue.  Agrue was riding with another man on his snowmobile…Read More »

Brewer Watson Accepts City Position

Brewer Watson Accepts City Position

The former CEO of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce will take on a new role with the City of Kankakee after she is appointed the Executive Director of the Community Development Agency by Mayor Chasity Wells Armstrong at tonight’s meeting. Barbi Brewer Watson will lead the agency that is responsible for community outreach, improving…Read More »

River Country Birthday Club Winner

River Country Birthday Club Winner

CAROL DAVID $100+ PRIZE PACKAGE AWARDED TO WEEKLY WINNER: $15.00 gift card for any ice cream or birthday party treats   A Double Rose Bud Vase with a Mylar Balloon   (2) Movie Passes   3 Games of bowling & shoe rental  A Dozen Cupcakes with an assortment of Plain Good and Gourmet Cupcakes  A Gift Bag…Read More »

Tornado Near Lowell?

Tornado Near Lowell?

National Weather Service teams are in Lowell today to try and confirm that a tornado touched down there on Thursday during strong storms that were accompanied by high winds.  Authorities in Lowell and in nearby rural areas report downed power lines, several large trees down, and property damage.  High winds caused extensive damage to solar…Read More »

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