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Bears Back In Bourbonnais

The Chicago Bears are back in Bourbonnais for their 2018 training camp.  Mitch Trubisky (R in photo) and Kyle Fuller (L in photo) and the rest of the Bears will be holding their first public practice at 8:15am Saturday morning at Olivet Nazarene University.  Listen for our Steve Nelson’s Bear Facts reports every week day from 6:25am to 6:25pm for all the details on what’s happening at camp.

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Massage Parlor Busted

A massage parlor in Monee has been busted after and undercover Monee police investigation in June found the business was allegedly providing more than just a massage.  The owners of Massage Works in the 5600 block of Monee-Manhattan Road were cited after police say a plain clothes officer was solicited for a sexual act while getting a massage.

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Momence Solar Farm Moves Forward

Despite opposition from the city of Momence, Momence Township and nearby residents, the Kankakee County Board Planning and Zoning Committee this week voted to rezone 49 acres of land at Vincennes Trail and East 4000 North Road from residential to agricultural which would allow for some 15 acres to be used for a solar farm.  The matter now goes to the full County Board for their approval.

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KAMEG Busy

KAMEG was busy Thursday, first,raiding a home in the 500 block of South Lincoln Ave. in Kankakee.  Inside agents confiscated over 926 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine and over 7 pounds of pot.  Facing numerous drug charges is 18 year old Yisel Guadalupe Perez Varela of Kankakee.  Also yesterday KAMEG agents executed a search warrant in the 500 block of South Dearborn  where a search turned up a 9mm handgun and about a half a pound of pot.   Taken into custody there was 23 year old Darius Samuels of Kankakee.

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Lake Iroquois Not Contaminated

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says a July 8th massive fish kill at Lake Iroquois was most likely the result of what’s known as lake turnover, a naturally occurring phenomenon.   Officials tell the News Gazette that test results for contaminants came back negative except for a small amount of the herbicide atrazine.  The beach will reopen when the initial test results are confirmed.

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Fire Grants Awarded

Illinois State Fire Marshal has awarded over $40,000 from the Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program to the Otto Fire Protection District and the Reddick Community Fire Protection District.  It’s part of 2.2 million dollars being handed out statewide.   The funding can be used to purchase of safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus, and other needed tools.

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Tourism Up in Kankakee In 2017

Kankakee County brought in over 142 million dollars in travel and tourism dollars in 2017, that’s up 3.9 percent from the previous year.   The Economic Alliance of Kankakee says in a press release that 3.8 million of that went to additional tax revenue.  Statewide, Illinois took in 39.5 billion dollars from tourism last year, a 1.1 billion dollar increase.  Visitors to the state in 2017 hit an all-time high with 1.6 million people coming to the land of Lincoln.

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Man Facing Weapon and Drug Charges

KAMEG agents raided a home in the 300 block of South Chicago Ave. in Kankakee Sunday and came away with a stash of drugs and a gun.  Police say suspected heroin, pot and cocaine were all found in the home along with what turned out to be a stolen, defaced firearm. Facing multiple charges is 27 year old Matthew Jones of Kankakee.

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Kids Threatened

A Kankakee man is being held on 25,000 dollars bond after he allegedly threatened to cut the throats of children playing at Perry Farm on Sunday.  40 year old Albert Lindsey is charged with disorderly conduct.  The Daily Journal reports that Lindsey’s arrest comes a week after he was charged and released on his own recognizance for criminal trespass at a Bradley pizza place.

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Man Arrested for Child Porn

A Cedar Lake man has been arrested on child porn charges.  Indiana State police say 25 year old Sean Wassird was taken into custody on two counts of possession of child pornography after officials raided his home early Tuesday morning. The arrest was the result of an investigation that began in September of last year and involved the assistance of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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