Bridge Phase Begins Next Friday

Bridge Phase Begins Next Friday

With Illinois outpacing the nation in vaccination rates and COVID-19 trends across the state stabilizing following recent upticks, Governor JB Pritzker today announced the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan beginning a week from tomorrow.  And, the Governor says, you soon will be able to get a…Read More »

Covid 19 Thursday Update

Covid 19 Thursday Update

State health officials are reported 1,778 new cases of COVID 19 today and 40 additional fatalities statewide. The Kankakee County Health Department didn’t file a report yesterday, nothing yet today either. Iroquois County reported 5 new cases today, no new fatalities and Ford County has not yet posted. In northwest Indiana, Jasper County reports 6…Read More »

Bourbonnais Man Charged with Aggravated Battery

Bourbonnais Man Charged with Aggravated Battery

A Bourbonnais man is being held on 50,000 dollars bond after his arrest on a charge of aggravated battery.  Illinois State police say in an online statement that 40 year old Chris Koziol, who works as a corrections officer at StateVille, was arrested at the facility Wednesday for an incident that dates back to October…Read More »

Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest

Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest

Kankakee Police were called to a road rage incident today on 45/52 in which drivers of two different vehicles began arguing back and forth as they were traveling on the highway.  Both vehicles stopped and continued their argument.  That’s when the driver of one of the vehicles, 51-year-old Cleveland J. Parker, of Kankakee allegedly struck…Read More »

Police Not Talking About Bar Burglaries

Police Not Talking About Bar Burglaries

The Iroquois County Sheriffs Police Department is not yet commenting on what is apparently a rash of burglaries in the Gilman and Onarga areas.  The culprits seem to be targeting drinking establishments with gaming machines.   We spoke with one of the bars that was hit, they say damage to their business was minimal.  There’s no…Read More »

Teen Charged with Attempted Murder

Teen Charged with Attempted Murder

A 15 year old boy is under arrest for attempted murder in connection with a weekend incident in Hoopeston. Police are not yet releasing many details.  All we know now is it happened at The Parkview Court Housing development where officers were called for a report of an altercation and injury.  Following a brief investigation,…Read More »

Wednesday Covid 19 Update

Wednesday Covid 19 Update

State health officials are reported 2,410 new cases of COVID 19 today and 30 additional fatalities. The Kankakee County Health Department reported 33 new cases of the virus yesterday and two more fatalities.  No numbers yet for today. Iroquois and Ford Counties have yet to post their numbers today and case counts are also not…Read More »

Diamond Man Couldn’t Lay Off the Drugs for Even Two Days

Diamond Man Couldn’t Lay Off the Drugs for Even Two Days

A Diamond, Illinois man who was serving a weekend jail sentence in the Grundy County lockup for driving on a suspended license is now facing additional charges after authorities say drugs were found in his cell.  37 year old Jorge Velazquez is free on 25,000 dollar bond and a charge of bringing contraband into a…Read More »

State Police arrest Kankakeean on drug and gun charges

State Police arrest Kankakeean on drug and gun charges

A car fire late last night led Illinois State Police to a drug arrest. Reports say it was just before 11:30 last night that troopers were called to a car fire on Route 17 near Sun River Terrace. When troopers got there, troopers say they spoke with the driver, 23-year-old Justin L. Sextion of Kankakee.…Read More »

EPA fines CSL Behring

EPA fines CSL Behring

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says they’ve reached a settlement with CSL Behring they say will improve the company’s risk management program. The EPA says when they inspected the facility, they found multiple violations of the risk management program required for facilities that use certain hazardous substances under the Clean Air Act. The EPA…Read More »

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