Bourbonais Garage Fire Accidental

A garage fire Monday afternoon in the 200 block of West Marsile in Bourbonnais appears to have been accidental. A two year old Harley Davidson Motorcycle and another vehicle were destroyed along with the garage. Bourbonnais fire saying the home owner was using a smoker outside when a piece of firewood apparently fell on nearby…Read More »

Coal City Man Found Dead

Coal City Man Found Dead

A Coal City man was found dead yesterday of a suspected heroin overdose and a Wilmington woman, who had also overdosed, was brought back from the brink of death by EMT’s who administered Narcon.  The two were found unresponsive at a Coal City home Monday morning.   The Grundy County Coroner’s office identifies the victim as…Read More »

There’s Gold in That There Kettle

There’s Gold in That There Kettle

This year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is off to a great start.  Over the weekend some dropped a gold coin in the Salvation Army kettle at the Kankakee Jewel.  It’s the 28th year that a gold coin has been found in a Kankakee area kettle from an anonymous donor.   The goal for this year’s campaign…Read More »

Bourbonnais Garage Fire Destroys Vehicle

Bourbonnais Garage Fire Destroys Vehicle

A fire in the 200 block of Marsile in Bourbonnais this afternoon has resulted in the total loss of a garage and a car inside it.  Fire crews responded to the scene around 3:30 and we don’t have any other details at this time.Read More »

One Shot in Newton County

One Shot in Newton County

A driver of a pickup truck was struck with gunfire early Sunday morning at the Ten Oaks Mobile Home Park in Lincoln Township in Newton County.  When officers arrived at the park on State Road 10 and County Road 200 East, they found the victim still inside the vehicle that had ended up crashing into…Read More »

Body Found at Stat Park Saturday

Body Found at Stat Park Saturday

There’s no word yet on whether or not a body discovered at the Kankakee River State Park is that of a missing Grant Park area man.  Channel 2 in Chicago says the remains were found west of Warner Bridge Road in Will County during a search Saturday morning organized by the family of Dan Jarski. …Read More »

KRMA Considers Lawsuit over $750,000 Software Purchase

KRMA Considers Lawsuit over $750,000 Software Purchase

The Daily Journal reports that the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency or KRMA is considering a lawsuit against the agency’s former executive director Richard Simms.  In question is over 750,000 dollars spent on a still unused software application.  The software was intended to allow the sewage treatment plant to operate with reduced staffing.  According the agency’s…Read More »

Shots Fired

Shots Fired

Police have yet to comment on reports of shots being fired Sunday afternoon in the 400 block of South Rosewood in Kankakee.  We’re told one person was struck in the leg and a couple of homes were damaged by gunfire.  We’ll have more for you when it becomes available.Read More »

Kankakee Man Dies When Hit by Train

Kankakee Man Dies When Hit by Train

A Kankakee man was struck and killed by a freight train last night as he and a friend crossed the railroad tracks near W. Hickory and South West Ave.  Kankakee County Coroner, Bob Gessner identifies the victim as 27 year old Xavier Ross.  Ross was wearing a hoody and apparently did not see the train…Read More »

No I Do’s, but Plenty of IOU’s

No I Do’s, but Plenty of IOU’s

A Kankakee man has requested city police open an investigation into a New York woman who promised to marry him two years ago. While there has been no wedding yet, she has been taking his money in the interim.  The man says the woman, who he met on the internet, promised to pay him back,…Read More »

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