One Shot Dead in Kankakee, 8 Year old Injured

One Shot Dead in Kankakee, 8 Year old Injured

One person was killed in a shooting in Kankakee this afternoon. City police say it happened just before 2 today in the 1300 block of West Station.  An ID on the victim is still pending.  Sources are telling us there is a 2nd victim as well, a 8 year old girl who were told was…Read More »

Another Kankakee Covid 19 Death

Another Kankakee Covid 19 Death

State health officials report another 10,526 cases of covid 19 today along with 148 additional deaths, bringing the total number of dead in the state to 12,974.  There have been 770,088 cases since the pandemic began in Illinois.  At his daily covid 19 press conference Governor Jb Pritzker said the vaccine is on its way…Read More »

Positivity Ticks Up in Region 7

Positivity Ticks Up in Region 7

The Region 7 positivity rate ticked up to 16.8 today from Thursday’s 16.6.  In Kankakee County the number fell to 13.8 today from yesterday’s 14.2.  Will County saw their positivity rate rise to 17.6 from Thursday’s 17.2 In Region 6 the rate stands at 12.4 today up from 12.1 yesterday.  In Iroquois County the positivity…Read More »

Toys for Tots Needs More Toys

Toys for Tots Needs More Toys

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation of Kankakee County is asking for your help to bring smile to a local boy or girls face on Christmas morning.  Co-coordinator Nicole Arseneau says on a Facebook posting that toy donations are down this year, really down.  They have only about a third the number of toys of…Read More »

Thursday afternoon crash kills Watseka man

Thursday afternoon crash kills Watseka man

A crash in rural St. Anne Thursday afternoon took the life of a 62-year-old Watseka man. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner says the car driven by James Green of Watseka was traveling on a gravel road in rural St. Anne when Green lost control of the car which left the roadway and rolled. Green was…Read More »

Another Covid Death in Kankakee County Today

Another Covid Death in Kankakee County Today

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reports 10,959 new cases of covid 19 along with 192 new fatalities.  At his daily covid 19 press conference Governor JB Pritzker today urged you to give blood.  He says it’s important for a number of reasons including the collection of convalescant plasma for antibodies to help those…Read More »

Positivity Rate Holds Steady Today in Region 7

Positivity Rate Holds Steady Today in Region 7

The Region 7 positivity rate held steady today at 16.6 while in Kankakee County the rate fell to 14.2 from yesterday’s 14.6.  In Will County the number holds today at 17.2.  In Region 6 that includes Iroquois County the positivity rate ticked up a 10 th of a point to 12.1.   Iroquois County comes in today at…Read More »

Pontiac Id Fire Rescue Hero’s

Pontiac Id Fire Rescue Hero’s

Pontiac fire officials today are identifying the four people who spotted fire inside a home over the weekend and rescued the two people inside.  The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that Dean Tunberg was walking by the home when he saw the fire and called 911 then began banging on the door to alert those inside.  Roger…Read More »

Jasper County REMC Starts High Speed Internet Project

Jasper County REMC Starts High Speed Internet Project

Jasper County, Indiana REMC today announced the beginning stages of their new broadband service division. This undertaking will be a five-year build in the making. Officials say it will provide faster, more reliable internet at affordable prices to their current members.  The new broadband service will provide higher speed internet to rural areas that are…Read More »

Wednesday’s Covid-19 Report

Wednesday’s Covid-19 Report

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 9,757 new cases of covid 19 today with a single day statewide record number of deaths at 238.   At his daily covid 19 press briefing Governor JB Pritzker said they are looking into why the death toll is so high today. The Kankakee County Health Department has yet…Read More »

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