Christmas Parade Entries Being Accepted

Christmas Parade Entries Being Accepted

We may be in the final days of summer, but in Gibson City the focus is already on the holidays.  Entries for this year’s Gibson City Lighted Christmas Parade are being taken now at the Mayor’s office.  This year’s Gibson City parade theme is An Old Fashioned Christmas.  The parade will be on November 17th . …Read More »

Stabbing Suspect Turns Himself In

Stabbing Suspect Turns Himself In

The man suspected of stabbing another in the 900 block of West Station in Kankakee Tuesday morning later turned himself in to police. 22 year old Troy Clark has been booked into jail on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery.  The victim of the stabbing was taken to Riverside Medical Center in serious condition and…Read More »

Public Defender Now Working In Grundy County

Public Defender Now Working In Grundy County

A long time Kankakee County Public Defender was fired earlier this month.  State’s Attorney Jim Rowe, who oversees the Public Defender’s office would not comment on the reason for the termination of Ed Pentuic who has had the good fortune of being hired by the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s office.  Pentuic had been in the…Read More »

Lake Village Man Dies In Traffic Accident

Lake Village Man Dies In Traffic Accident

An as yet unidentified 61 year old Lake Village, Indiana man was killed Tuesday morning when the scooter he was riding on collided with a car being driven by a 33 year old Fair Oaks, Indiana woman.  According to police, the man on the scooter failed to stop at the intersection County Roads 400 East…Read More »

Sometimes It’s Easy

Sometimes It’s Easy

Sometimes catching their man is not so difficult for area police.  For example, Kankakee police arrested a subject wanted on an outstanding warrant over the weekend after receiving word they’d be a on an Amtrak Train passing through the city about 9:30 Saturday night.   The train pulled in, officers located 34 year old Alicia Hunter,…Read More »

Renters Leave Dog Behind

Renters Leave Dog Behind

Police say a dog was found abandoned inside a home in the 200 block of South Gordon in Kankakee Friday.  The property owner says she was checking on the place after the previous tenants had moved out when she heard a dog barking in a bedroom.  The white and brown Pitbull is now in the…Read More »

Man Killed in Newton County Crash

Man Killed in Newton County Crash

A Lake Station, Indiana man was killed in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Newton County.  Police say 33 year old Robert Tyson was eastbound on State Road 10 when he disregarded a stop light with U.S. 41, lost control, went off the roadway and struck a utility pole.  Tyson was pronounced dead…Read More »

Man Hit with Gunfire in Kankakee

Man Hit with Gunfire in Kankakee

One person was struck with gunfire over the weekend in Kankakee. The victim tells city police he heard four shots fired possible from a car that was following him as he walked area of Lincoln Ave. and Bourbonnais Street Sunday morning. The victim was struck in the right chest near his armpit. A few hours’…Read More »

Local Investment Plans Used as Statewide Examples

Local Investment Plans Used as Statewide Examples

Kankakee County is featured in the 2018 edition of Intersect Illinois, a privately funded business development magazine.  According to the Daily Journal the publication touts the planned 1 billion dollar expansion of CSL Behring and the recently announced 180 million dollar investment at Nucor Steel as examples of what can take place in Illinois.Read More »

Felon Gets 7 Years for Weapon

Felon Gets 7 Years for Weapon

A Kankakee man will spend the next 7 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty last week to weapon charges in federal court in Peoria.  25 year old Howard Jonson Jr. was arrested by KAMEG in September of last year of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Specifically a Ruger…Read More »

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