KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Police have identified three Kankakee men found dead inside an apartment and said they appeared to have been shot.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities were investigating after three men were found dead in a northern Illinois house, the city’s police chief mayor said Wednesday.
At approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a call of a gunshot victim inside of a residence, Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater said.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden vowed to help American farmers try to ease a global spike in food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as he visited a family farm Wednesday and unrolled policies meant to increase harvests in ways that the administration believes could also help to reduce grocery bills at home.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A police department outside Chicago has reported a milestone of having the most female officers in its history.
The Kankakee Police Department has 10 female officers currently, or roughly 16% of its 61 officers, according to The (Kankakee) Daily Journal.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois no longer holds immigrant detainees at local jails after the last two counties that had agreements with federal authorities to house them cleared facilities earlier this month.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A woman convicted in the 1987 kidnapping and death of a northern Illinois businessman was released from prison Thursday.
Nancy Rish, 60, was paroled Thursday, the Illinois Department of Corrections said.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man accused in a shooting that killed one police officer and critically wounded another is seeking a new attorney.
Darius D. Sullivan of Bourbonnais appeared in court Friday via video feed for what was supposed to be a scheduled arraignment.
CHICAGO (AP) — A son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Chicago-area congressional seat held by Bobby Rush, who is retiring.
Jonathan Jackson on Friday announced his intentions to replace Rush in Illinois' 1st District, the Chicago Tribune reported.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Illinois are investigating seven fentanyl overdose cases over 24 hours that left two people dead.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled two counties that hold immigrant detainees at local jails must terminate contracts with federal authorities starting Thursday.
Leaders in Kankakee and McHenry counties sued over an Illinois law aimed at ending immigration detention in the state by Jan.
BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday denied bail to the second of two people charged with killing one police officer and wounding another at a northern Illinois hotel last week.
Darius Sullivan, 25, and Xandria Harris, 26, are charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the Dec.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A police officer who was killed at a northern Illinois hotel pleaded for her life before a man allegedly shot her with her own gun after she was disarmed during a struggle, a prosecutor said.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday he'll ask the Justice Department to review the case of two people charged in the shootings of two police officers at a northern Illinois hotel with the intention of pursuing federal death penalty charges.
BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — A woman wanted in the fatal shooting of one police officer and the wounding of another at a northern Illinois hotel surrendered to police hours after a man also suspected in the shooting was arrested in Indiana, police said.
BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities were searching Thursday for two people believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of one police officer and wounding of another at a northern Illinois hotel.
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KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Four people were injured when multiple shooters opened fire from a vehicle as it passed by a bar in the northern Illinois town of Kankakee, authorities said.
More than 50 rounds were fired into the crowd outside the International Lounge shortly after 12 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hunters heading out for firearm deer season in counties where chronic wasting disease has been detected need to know that deer check stations will be open again this year.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources uses the stations to monitor CWD in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Grundy, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago counties.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A man who stole $2 million from Kankakee and a regional wastewater agency was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and two years of home confinement.
Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing scheme.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A Christian school in northeastern Illinois that declined to enforce a mask mandate has lost state recognition but will seek accreditation in other ways, a newspaper reported.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was injured on Thursday in shootings outside a northern Illinois courthouse stemming from a long-running internal gang dispute, authorities said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will effectively end immigrant detention and further restrict local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Monday.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A woman convicted in the 1987 kidnapping and death of a northern Illinois businessman has been granted a re-sentencing hearing by the state’s appellate court.
Nancy Rish, 59, petitioned in December 2017 for a resentencing hearing so that the court can consider evidence of domestic violence.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A 16-year prison sentence was handed Wednesday to a northwest Indiana man who pleaded guilty to two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury in the drownings of his two sons.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — All it took for one fugitive in Illinois to turn himself in was a little photo manipulation...
Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong is passing up the opportunity to apply for the soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat held by Democrat Toi Hutchinson.
Meanwhile, state Rep. Anthony DeLuca says he is interested in the position.
KANKAKEE — A proposal in Springfield would prevent cities, such as Kankakee, from losing their home rule status anytime soon.
Such a status gives municipalities greater powers to tax and incur debt, among other things.
Two people were arrested by Kankakee County Sheriff’s police after they fled in a car involved in a DUI accident on Sunday.
Robert A. Boyd, 32, of Kankakee, was charged with driving under the influence and residential burglary.
KANKAKEE — Kankakee County has received inquiries from two other entities besides ICE about the possibility of developing the empty portion of the county jail, the sheriff says.
The Jerome Combs Detention Center, which was built about 15 years ago, includes a 32,000-square-foot undeveloped portion.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Democratic chairman of an Illinois county is facing criticism for posting an image on social media comparing Make America Great Again hats worn by supporters of President Donald Trump to Ku Klux Klan hoods...
Kankakee police are attempting to locate 7-year-old Jahriese Jones, who has not been seen since May 11 when he was talking to his mother outside his grandmother’s house.
On Monday, investigators were called by Jahriese’s grandmother, who said she has custody of Jahriese and his three siblings.
Avery Ali Hill-Tanzy, 1-year-old, of Kankakee, passed away May 13, 2019, at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, until the noon funeral services at Lax Mortuary in Kankakee.
KANKAKEE — The yearly assignments to the eight Kankakee City Council committees were set at Monday’s meeting, but not without debate.
The assignments set by senior council members Carl Brown, D-7, and Danita Grant Swanson, R-3, were OK’d by an 11-3 vote.
Gladys L. Ferguson, 92, of Plant City, Fla., and formerly of Bourbonnais, passed away May 1, 2019, at Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon, Fla.
She was born May 24, 1926, in Joliet, the daughter of Fred and Eunice (Hool) LeRoy.
Christine Chandler passed away Thursday (May 2, 2019). She was a cherished sister, wife, mother, friend and nurse; an excellent cook and a world traveler. Her life was cut short by breast cancer, which was diagnosed shortly before her move to Boise, Idaho, from Anchorage, Alaska, where she had been an active community member for more than 20 years.
The fallout of the Bradley village board rescinding a five-year contract with the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau last week has cast a cloud of uncertainty for future collaboration.
Blessings in a Backpack is a national program that was added in Kankakee County in 2014.
Founded in June 2008, the program provides food for the weekend across the country for 87,300 students in 1,092 schools in 45 states.
Dolores (Essington) Piggush, of Kankakee, celebrated her 90th birthday with a family gathering April 27. The event was hosted by her children. She was born May 6, 1929, in Herscher.
She has three children: Glen (Chris) Piggush, of Chebanse; Bruce (Jackie) Piggush, of Mesa, Ariz.; and Lyle (Julie), of Bradley.
BRADLEY — The man who may well become Bradley’s mayor plans to break tradition when it comes to the regional sewer plant agency.
Area mayors typically appoint themselves to serve on the sewer plant board, a position that pays $600 per monthly meeting.
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Kankakee Community College didn’t have to go far to find a new vice president of academic affairs.
KCC announced this past week that David Naze, dean of academic excellence and support at Joliet Junior College, has been hired to fill the role of Michael Boyd, the current vice president for instructional and student success.