County Releases Wrong Inmate

County Releases Wrong Inmate

Kankakee County Sheriffs police say an investigation is under to determine how a federal inmate at the Jerome Combs Detention Center was mistakenly let out Friday.  41 year old Anees Ahmed Usmani was apparently released in place of another inmate.   Usmani was being housed in Kankakee as part of the county’s rent a bed program…Read More »

County Board Member Dies

County Board Member Dies

Longtime Kankakee County Board member Jim Tripp passed away over the weekend.  Family Facebook posts say Tripp died peacefully Sunday morning surrounded by family .  Fellow board member Mike LaGesse Sunday called his good friend a rare breed in politics and a fine Christian gentleman. Tripp had just been reelected last November.  Arrangements are still…Read More »

Adams Calls for KRMA Audit

Adams Calls for KRMA Audit

Bradley Mayor Bruce Adams in his capacity as chairman of the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency or KRMA, says he wants a forensic audit of the agency’s finances.  In question is 700,000 dollars in computer software that KRMA officials call unusable and has led to suggestions of possible litigation against the agency’s former longtime executive director…Read More »

River Country Birthday Club Winner

River Country Birthday Club Winner

LAURALEE REDMAN $100+ PRIZE PACKAGE AWARDED TO OUR 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…Read More »

1/18/2019

Kankakee Community College’s main campus and extensions will be closed Saturday (1/19) EXCEPT the North Extension. The North Extension will be open to Riverside Employees.Read More »

1/18/2019

Limestone Public Library closed Saturday (1/19) – Monday (1/21). Reopens Tuesday (1/22).Read More »

Metro Gets New Bus

Metro Gets New Bus

Kankakee River Valley Metro put a new bus on the streets Thursday.  The 440 thousand dollar clean burning diesel bus is the first of four new buses scheduled to go into services in the next couple of months.  The cost came in close to 3 million dollars for all four, but there will be no…Read More »

KAMEG Makes Ecstasy Bust

KAMEG Makes Ecstasy Bust

Close to four grams of the drug ecstasy was recovered when KAMEG agents arrested a man Tuesday in the 500 block of East Cypress Street in Kankakee.  37 year old Deric Wren Jr. was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.Read More »

Lowell Shopko Closing

Lowell Shopko Closing

Shopko has announced that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday and will close 38 stores including its Lowell, Indiana location.   Company officials say the restructuring plan will allow Shopko to continue operations while providing relief from excessive debt and ongoing competitive pressures.  Shopco’s DeMotte store will remain open.Read More »

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