Lights out in Paxton

Lights out in Paxton

The 300 block of West Patton Street in Paxton will be a little darker this holiday season.  29 year old Victor Johnson’s annual lighted holiday display featuring 140,000 lights synchronized to music will not be set up this year.  Johnson tells the Ford County Record that the weather has put him at least a week…Read More »

Ultra to Become U-Haul

Ultra to Become U-Haul

Sources are telling us today that the old Ultra Foods location off Kennedy Drive in Kankakee, will be transformed into a U-Haul Storage area and Truck Rental facility.   We’re told when the makeover is completed the inside of the building will be lined with various size storage areas.  Opening is anticipated in the first quarter…Read More »

Stauffenberg Resigns from County Board

Stauffenberg Resigns from County Board

Longtime Kankakee County Board member Jim Stauffenberg of Manteno has resigned.  The announcement came at this week’s county board meeting.  Stauffenberg is stepping down for health reasons after more than 20 years on the board.  A replacement has not yet been appointed.Read More »

Clara Peterson Open Today After Water Issue

Clara Peterson Open Today After Water Issue

Classes will resume as normal today at Clara Peterson Elementary in Paxton after students and staff enjoyed an unexpected day off Wednesday.   School was called off after what’s being described as a water issue with a leaking water main popped up Tuesday night.  Repairs were made yesterday and classes resume today.Read More »

Neighbors Come to the Rescue

Neighbors Come to the Rescue

Every fall we seem to have a story about a farmer who for whatever reason can’t bring in his crops.  Neighbors usually rush in to save the day. This year’s act of good will came in rural Manteno where Dick Moran had to have unexpected knee surgery that prevented him from getting into the fields. …Read More »

Another Coal City OD

Another Coal City OD

For the second time this week and the 3rd time in the last ten days a Coal City man has died of a suspected heroin overdose.  The Grundy County Coroner’s office identifies the most recent victim as 60 year old Clarice Cummings.  He was found dead Tuesday morning, just a day after 26 year old James…Read More »

Not Guilty Plea in Loda Fire

Not Guilty Plea in Loda Fire

A man charged with the October 23rd fire at the Owl’s Nest Restaurant building in the 200 block of North Oak Street in Loda, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Iroquois County Court.   36 year old Ronald Campe the 2nd is charged with aggravated arson.  Campe lived in one of three apartments attached to the back of the…Read More »

Facebook Page Reports Positive Jarski ID

Facebook Page Reports Positive Jarski ID

The Facebook page, “Find Dan Jarski” is saying the Will County Coroners office informed the family Tuesday that a body found at the Kankakee River State Park over the weekend is that of the missing Grant Park area man.  He was found west of Warner Bridge Road in Will County during a search Saturday morning.…Read More »

Wells-Armstrong Elected to NLC Board

Wells-Armstrong Elected to NLC Board

Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong has been elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors by NLC’s membership at the 2018 City Summit held last week in Los Angeles.  According to a city press release Tuesday the mayor was elected to a 2-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal…Read More »

Robber Chased Out of Store

Robber Chased Out of Store

Employees of a business in the 500 block of North 5th Ave. Monday were apparently able to shoo away a man who was trying to rob them.  According to city police the man implied he was carrying gun, but never displayed the weapon.  The employees chased him out after he tried to open the register.Read More »

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