Tillamook County Creamery Association to Build First Midwest Ice Cream Plant

CHICAGO, IL - Tillamook County Creamery Association, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative, announced plans to establish its first Midwest ice cream factory in Decatur, Illinois.  The company, which was founded in 1909...

Tacos for a Cause: Fundraiser to Support Mental Health Services in Kankakee County

BRADLEY, IL - Later this evening, TACO JOHN'S, located at 484 S. Kennedy Drive, Bradley, will host a fundraiser...

Motorcyclist Killed in Indiana Crash on I-80

GARY, Ind. - A motorcyclist died on Tuesday night after colliding with a semi-truck on the eastbound lanes of...

Unidentified 1980 Murder Victim Identified Through Genetic Genealogy

LOCKPORT, IL - The Will County Coroner's office announced on March 15, 2023, that a previously unidentified murder...

Coroner identifies victims of fatal Route 45 wreck

PEOTONE, IL – The Will County Coroner's Office has released the names of the two victims killed in...

Cold as ICE: Kankakee County Law Enforcement offended by child scarecrow

Connect Kankakee's effort was an attempt to shed light on an otherwise hush mentality the County has taken by receiving federal funds housing ICE detainees at the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee. Online documentation reports show the Kankakee County Corrections Department received over $10,000,000 from “Out of County – Rental” during both the FY18 and FY19 appropriation budget.

Apollo 50 – Next Giant Leap presented by James “Joel” Knapper

It was 50 years ago when man first stepped foot upon the Moon, fulfilling the challenge made by President John F Kennedy in 1961. On Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m., join NASA Solar System Ambassador Joel Knapper for a trip back in time to revisit the men and machines of the Apollo Program, the first expedition to a new world.

Severe weather postpones Manteno Oktoberfest

On Friday, September 27, at approximately 6:15pm damaging winds came through Manteno damaging several festival structures on Main, First and Second Streets including the...

State Receives Disaster Declaration from Small Business Administration for Will, Cook Counties

SBA loans can help repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters can apply for loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and private non-profit organizations can apply for loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

BBCHS staffer held on three felony charges

Karl R. Fritzgerald, 49, of Bradley spent Thursday night at the Jerome Combs Detention Center after Bradley Police arrested him on alleged charges of Grooming, Solicitation to Meet a Child and Distribution of Harmful Materials to a Child on Thursday afternoon.

IDNR Announces State and Federal Sites to be Open for 2019 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A number of Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas and recreation areas will be open to youth waterfowl hunting during the 2019 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today. Federal sites that fall under the IDNR waterfowl administrative rule that will be open for the youth hunts also are listed below.