Kankakee Could See Reduction in Bond Rating

Kankakee Could See Reduction in Bond Rating

The S & P Global Bond Rating agency has informed City officials that is placing Kankakee on a CreditWatch with its current A-bond rating.  It means there’s a one in two likelihood that S & P will lower the city’s rating to Triple B within the next 90 days. The bonding agency cites potential operating…Read More »

Sikma is a Finalists for BB Hall of Fame

Sikma is a Finalists for BB Hall of Fame

Kankakee area native Jack Sikma is one of 13 finalists this year for entry in the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Sikman, who played for St Anne High School then went on to a 14 year NBA career with Seattle and Milwaukee, averaged 15.6 points per game during his career and is one of just a…Read More »

White Murder Trial Begins this Week in Iroquois County

White Murder Trial Begins this Week in Iroquois County

The trial of a Milford man charged with the 2016 murder of a Milford restaurant owner gets underway this week in Iroquois County Court.  22 year old Randy White allegedly shot and killed 35 year old Jessie Cintora in November of 2016.  Cintora’s body was found by police about a block away from his Milford…Read More »

20 Years Later Amtrak Memorial Planned

20 Years Later Amtrak Memorial Planned

There’s a memorial service planned on the 20th anniversary of the crash of Amtrak’s City of New Orleans in Bourbonnais.  The March 16th, 1999 accident killed 11 people and injured over 120.   All but two cars of the passenger train derailed after striking a truck hauling steel at the McKnight Road crossing.   The National Transportation Safety…Read More »

Elliot Mans Death Ruled a Homicide

Elliot Mans Death Ruled a Homicide

A Ford County Coroner’s Jury has ruled last year’s death an Elliott man a homicide.  34 year old Jeremy Turner’s charred body was found inside his burnt out home in May 2018.  The Ford County Record reports an autopsy determined Turner died from a single gunshot wound to the head.  No arrests have been made. …Read More »

Dwight  Man Gets 5 Years

Dwight Man Gets 5 Years

In Livingston County Count last week a Dwight man was sentenced to five years in prison on drug and domestic battery charges.  Dwight police say 26 year old Josh Newell was arrested in January of 2018 for dealing in cocaine and was arrested again a month later for domestic battery.  He had pleaded guilty to…Read More »

No Teachers Strike

No Teachers Strike

It appears a strike will be averted after members of the Kankakee Federation of Teachers approved a new contract Friday.  The deal gives teachers a 2 percent increase this year followed by a 2 and half percent bump the following two years and a three percent increase in the final year of the contract.  The…Read More »

HUD Grant Helps Kankakee Families

HUD Grant Helps Kankakee Families

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Illinois 2.7 million dollars. While Chicago and Cook County will get the lion’s share of the funding the Kankakee Housing Authority will receive 43, 500 dollars. The money will be used to support education and employment among HUD assisted families.Read More »

Last Man Arrested in Bradley Bar Beating

Last Man Arrested in Bradley Bar Beating

The last of three men thought to be involved in a beating last week at a Bradley Bar in the 200 block of South Schuyler has been arrested.  27 year old Kyle Woodruff of Bradley and his brother Keith along with 26 year old William Jarvis of Stelle, Illinois allegedly attacked a man a week…Read More »

Duo Arrested in Dwight Drug Raid

Duo Arrested in Dwight Drug Raid

Two people were arrested on drug charges earlier this week when police raided a home in Dwight.   51 year old Cheryl Dewey and 66 year old Billy Alltop were allegedly dealing in cocaine.  Livingston County Sheriffs Police say they discovered an unspecified amount of the drug in the house along with the makings for crack…Read More »

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