Man Stabbed in Kankakee This Afternoon

Man Stabbed in Kankakee This Afternoon

City police confirming a stabbing this afternoon in Kankakee.  Police have yet to provide details, but sources are telling us a 39 year old man who was stabbed in the face at the rail-yard in the 1900 block of West Court Street turned up an area hospital this afternoon. We hope to have more details…Read More »

Covid Friday Update

Covid Friday Update

The Kankakee County Health Department is reporting 14 new cases of the virus today with no additional deaths.  Total case count in Kankakee County stands at 2734 with 71 dead. Illinois health officials report 2,514 new cases of covid 19 today with 25 more dead.  That brings the total death toll in the state to…Read More »

Bourbonnais Home Invasion Not a Random Event

Bourbonnais Home Invasion Not a Random Event

Bourbonnais police report a home invasion today in the 1000 block of Stratford Drive east.  It happened between 12:30 and 3 am.  No one was reported hurt and there are no details on what if anything was taken.  Police say it does not appear to have been a random act.Read More »

Gun Arrest Made in Kankakee

Gun Arrest Made in Kankakee

There’s one less gun on the streets of Kankakee today.  A man was arrested on weapons charges after the vehicle he was a passenger in was pulled over early this morning for reckless driving in the 200 block of North Crestlane.  The 32 year old man was not identified by police.  Police say they found…Read More »

Fire Damages Watseka Home

Fire Damages Watseka Home

Three adults and three children were chased from their home by fire Thursday in Watseka.  The blaze broke out just after 3 in the afternoon in a second story bedroom.  Nobody was hurt, those inside the home at the time were able to make it out without incident.  The in the 500 block of East…Read More »

Braidwood Police Looking for a Man Wanted for Theft

Braidwood Police Looking for a Man Wanted for Theft

Braidwood police are looking for a south suburban man after he and another man agreed to complete a home repair job for a Braidwood resident, took a down payment but never returned to complete the job.  52 year old Joseph Hisel of Homer Glen is wanted on a charge of theft.   The second man, 52…Read More »

Kankakee Unemployment Remains High

Kankakee Unemployment Remains High

The Unemployment rate in Kankakee for August came in at 8.9 percent. That’s way up from last years pre-pandemic rate of 4.6 percent, but down from the 9.5 percent recorded in July.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the highest jobless rate in the state is in Chicago at 12.6 percent, the lowest is…Read More »

Thursday Covid 19 Update

Thursday Covid 19 Update

The Kankakee County Health Department reports 15 new cases of covid 19 in the past 24 hours with no new fatalities.  The total number of cases so far locally is at 2,720 with 71 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 2,257 cases of the virus today and 30 more dead.  Total number of…Read More »

A Student at St. Anne High has the Virus

A Student at St. Anne High has the Virus

A student at St. Anne High School is the latest student to contract covid 19 in the area.   School officials posted the notice on the schools Facebook page Wednesday.  The last day the student was in contact with others at the school and on a school bus was September 18th.  The parents of students who…Read More »

Wilmington Man Arrested on Drug Charges Again

Wilmington Man Arrested on Drug Charges Again

Bond has been set at 50,000 dollars for a Wilmington man now facing drug charges for the second time since June.  21 year old Kaleb Findlay was arrested last week after police executed a search warrant in Braidwood.  He was charged with possession of an unspecified control substance and unlawful delivery.  In June, Findlay was…Read More »

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