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Watseka Family Festival Cancelled

Watseka Family Festival Cancelled

Neal McCoy will not be playing in concert next month at Watseka’s Annual Family Festival.  Organizers say the event has been called off because of the ongoing pandemic.  It was scheduled to take place August 27 th through the 30 th.  They are now making plans for next year’s celebration.Read More »

Friday Covid 19 Update

Friday Covid 19 Update

The Kankakee County Health Department reports 27 new cases of Covid 19 today with no additional deaths.  That pushed the local case count to 1,464 with 63 total fatalities. State health officials continue to see day to day increases in virus cases.  Up 300 hundred from yesterday to 1,317 today.  There were another 25 deaths…Read More »

Bad Shell Responsible for Ashkum Fireworks Injury

Bad Shell Responsible for Ashkum Fireworks Injury

The company that put on the Ashkum Fireworks show on the 4 th of July that saw a worker injured tells the Country Herald online that their investigation of the event shows a sell malfunction, saying the six inch boomer blew up inside its launch tube shattering the tube and sending parts flying into the worker who…Read More »

Report of Shots Fired in Kankakee

Report of Shots Fired in Kankakee

Kankakee Police were called to the 500 block of South Lincoln early this morning for a report of shots being fired.   Police say the call came in about 2:30, responding officers found no evidence of gunfire.  No injuries, damage or spent shell casings were located.Read More »

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