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Region 7 Positivity Rate Up Again

Region 7 Positivity Rate Up Again

The region 7 positivity rate is on the rise again, climbing from 9.3 Monday to 9.6 today.   The region which includes Kankakee and Will Counties was placed in mitigation last Friday to help get that number back down. Monday, Governor JB Pritzker put two more regions into mitigation.  Region 4 in the East St Louis…Read More »

Covid 19 Tuesday Update

Covid 19 Tuesday Update

The State of Illinois reports 4,000 more cases of covid 19 today with 46 additional deaths The Kankakee County Health Department today reports 34 new cases of the virus today, but no new fatalities.   Iroquois County added 15 new cases Monday, Ford County added 11. In Northwest Indiana, Jasper County’s case count went up by…Read More »

Reports of Shots Fired in Kankakee

Reports of Shots Fired in Kankakee

Scanner reports today indicate that gun fire erupted around 1 this afternoon in the area of East Meadowview in Kankakee  Details are not yet available, but it appears the gunfire came from a passing vehicle.  We don’t believe anyone was hurt, no word yet on damage.  City police have yet to comment.Read More »

Garth Plea Deal Revoked

Garth Plea Deal Revoked

In Newton County, Indiana court officials have withdrawn a plea agreement with Ashley Garth.  Garth along with Garrett Kirts were charged in the death of Nicole Bowen.  Bowen’s body was found in a shack northwest of Kentland in March of 2019.  Prosecutors say they withdrew the plea deal because Garth failed to live up to…Read More »

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