Peotone Woman Dead After Home Fire

Peotone Woman Dead After Home Fire

An elderly Peotone woman died Wednesday night after a fire broke out at her home in the 700 block of Pelican Lane just after 11:30.   Upon arrival fire fighters were told 79 year old Brenda Atkins was trapped in the basement.  Peotone Fire Chief, William Schreiber, says fire fighters did manage to make entry and…Read More »

Space Heater is the Suspected Cause of Morning Kankakee Fire

Space Heater is the Suspected Cause of Morning Kankakee Fire

Kankakee Fire was called to the 1100 block of North Chicago this morning for a home fire.  No one was in the house at the time of the blaze.  Officials believe the fire began in a bedroom of the single story home when the occupants went to work and apparently left a space heater on. …Read More »

Dead Puppies Found in Bag

Dead Puppies Found in Bag

Social media reports Thursday about six dead puppies being found in a bag dumped alongside 13,000 east in the Pembroke Township area, was not what it first appeared to be.  Kankakee County Sheriffs police say after having a veterinarian take a look at what turned out to be four puppies, the ruling was that they…Read More »

Fatal Crown Point Workplace Accident Victim Identified

Fatal Crown Point Workplace Accident Victim Identified

We have the name today of a man killed in a workplace accident Wednesday in a Crown Point, Indiana subdivision.  Crown Point police say 69 year old Scott Beier of Lowell was working at the home construction site when the operator of a Bobcat Excavator backed into him.  Beier suffered serious head and chest injuries…Read More »

Bradley Police arrest Springfield man on forgery charges

Bradley Police arrest Springfield man on forgery charges

Bradley Police report the arrest of a Springfield man yesterday, after he allegedly tried to pass a fake 100-dollar bill at a business on Route 50. Reports say officers were called to the store just before six last night, after employees became suspicious when the man tried to use the 100 dollar bill to pay…Read More »

Two Shootings Monday in Kankakee, One Struck.

Two Shootings Monday in Kankakee, One Struck.

There’s more information today about a shooting Monday night in Kankakee that ended with a man in the hospital with a gunshot wound.  Kankakee City police say the victim drove to the 400 block of South Osborn about 8:30 Monday night to meet with a man, but a different man showed up, approached the van…Read More »

Lowell Man Hit by Excavator Dies

Lowell Man Hit by Excavator Dies

A Lowell, Indiana man is dead after a bobcat  excavator backed into him at a construction site in Crown Point this morning.   Authorities have not yet identified the victim, but do say it happened about 9:30 this morning at a home construction site in the Cottage Court Subdivision at 97 th Place and Carrol Court.  The man…Read More »

Minor Gunshot Wound Suffered in Armed Robbery

Minor Gunshot Wound Suffered in Armed Robbery

One person suffered a minor gunshot wound during an armed robbery in Kankakee this (Tuesday) morning. The victims tell Kankakee police they were in the 700 block of North 5 th Ave. about 1:20  when two masked men approached and demanded their groceries.  The victims say the gunman fired a shot at them as they ran away,…Read More »

Boost Mobile Boosted Friday Night

Boost Mobile Boosted Friday Night

City police Tuesday provided more information on a weekend armed robbery we first told you about Monday.   Three people armed with a handgun robbed the Boost Mobile Store on East River Street in Kankakee Friday night, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Police say the trio fled in an SUV that was stolen…Read More »

No Cause Yet for Bradley Home Fire

No Cause Yet for Bradley Home Fire

Bradley fire saying this (Monday) afternoon they have not yet been able to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a two story home in Bradley early this (yesterday) morning. Firefighters were called to the 100 block of North Quincy just before five to find the house fully involved.  Three people were in the…Read More »

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