A Reddick man has been sentenced to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to filing a false police report in March of last year in Grundy County. 32 year old Jared Richie told police his debit card had been used by somebody else when he apparently knew it was not true.
The Village of Bradley has a new Fire Chief today. The board Tuesday approved the appointment of Assistant Chief Don Kaderabek to the job. Kaderabek will start on July 1st at 110,000 a year. He takes over from Jim Keener. Keener was working on a month to month basis. Kaderabeck has 35 years of firefighting experience beginning with the Niles fire department
There was a shooting last night in Kankakee. City police say gunfire erupted about 10:45 Tuesday night near Duane and Meadowview. No injuries or damage was reported, but multiple spend shell casings were recovered at the scene.
Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police report a two-car crash near Gilman early this morning took the life of a 41-year-old Willowbrook man. Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police say their preliminary investigation shows a car driven by Christopher Benz of Onarga was traveling westbound on 500 East Road when he allegedly failed to stop at a stopsign at 19-hundred north and hit a car driven by Felipe Aranda. A passenger in Aranda’s car, identified by Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner as Stantio Martinez died at Riverside Medical Center just after three this morning from injuries he sustained in the crash. Reports say Benz was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries and was given two citations by Iroquois County Deputies.
The body of one of two men who have been the subject of a massive search in Kankakee River since their boat overturned on May 7th has been located. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan confirms the body of 42 year old William Veasley of Matteson was discovered this morning about 5 am at the Dresden Lock and Dam in the Illinois River. The body of the second man is still missing. He has not yet been identified by authorities.
There was a shooting Tuesday morning near River and Greenwood in Kankakee. While no damage or injuries were found at the scene someone with a gunshot wound did show up at an area hospital a short time later. Shortly after the shooting officers spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the general area but were not able to make the stop. We do not know how serious the injury is.
A 15 year old male juvenile turned up at St Mary’s Hospital over the long holiday weekend after he was shot at a party early Saturday morning near chestnut and Evergreen. Police say the boy was struck in the leg when a friend accidentally discharged a weapon. The case is still under investigation.
A man was stabbed Saturday in Kankakee. Police say it happened in the 900 block of East Chestnut. The 31 year old victim was stabbed in the torso. There’s no word on how serious the injury is, police say the victim is not cooperating.