Kankakee, ILKankakee Daily Journal

Board questions teacher resignations from Kankakee High School

KANKAKEE — The volume of recent teacher resignations in Kankakee School District 111 prompted questions from the school board about the reasons they are leaving, particularly from Kankakee High School. Resignations approved during June and July board meetings have included 17 high school teachers and one high school guidance counselor,...
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Crest Hill, ILwjol.com

Shooting In Broad Daylight In Crest Hill

A shooting at a prominent location in Crest Hill on Thursday at about 6 p.m. A shooting victim showed up at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet by personal vehicle. It looks like a shooting took place near Theodore and Raynor. No word if the victim was shot while in a vehicle or was walking. Crest Hill police department is investigating. Crest Hill Police Chief Ed Clark says the victim who is male suffered non life-threatening injuries.
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Joliet Dispatch

Save $0.40 per gallon on gas at the cheapest station in Joliet

(JOLIET, IL) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Joliet area offering savings of $0.40 per gallon. Sam's Club at 321 S Larkin Ave was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $3.19 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at CITGO at 356 N Scott St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.59.
Yorkville, ILWSPY NEWS

Yorkville Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Yorkville Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Thursday morning in the 4500 block of Rosenwinkel Street. Police say two men pointed handguns at a victim and took money and a smart phone from them. Police believe the victim knows one of the offenders and had agreed to meet them. Police say the victim was not being cooperative. Officers were called to the area for a report of two suspicious vehicles.
Kankakee, ILKankakee Daily Journal

5 must-do events at Kankakee County Fair

The Kankakee County Fair has myriad events planned for 2021, and there is something for everyone. The fair runs from Aug. 4-8 at 213 W. 4000S Road, Kankakee. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday is Antique Tractor Pulls followed by Go Karts. At 7 p.m. Thursday is the Extreme School Bus Figure 8. At 7 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday, check out the All Star Monster Truck Tour. At 7 p.m. Saturday is the IPRA Championship Rodeo. At noon Sunday, the IPA Truck and Tractor Pulls take off. To close out the event at 7 p.m. Sunday is the Spanky’s Beater Bonanza.
Kankakee, ILKankakee Daily Journal

Details emerge on fatal shooting as bond set at $2 million

KANKAKEE — A Kankakee man wounded during last week’s fatal shooting incident was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in Kankakee County court. Lyn Love, 30, is facing 12 counts of murder and three counts of home invasion in the July 23 shooting that left Rayshun D. Williams, 35, of Kankakee, dead, according to documents filed by the Kankakee County State’s Attorney office.
Chicago, ILfox32chicago.com

16 shot, 1 fatally, Thursday in Chicago

CHICAGO - At least 16 people were shot, one fatally, in gun violence across Chicago Thursday. The fatal attack occurred on the South Side. About 12:50 p.m., a 22-year-old man was in the 6500 block of South Peoria Street when a gray Audi drove by and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said. Kevin Stephens was struck twice in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The Audi fled south on Peoria after the shooting, police said.
Kankakee County, ILKankakee Daily Journal

Kankakee Co. fair returning with rodeos, livestock, music

The Kankakee County Fair returns for its 56th year and kicks off Wednesday. Running through Aug. 8, the fair features nonstop events from the time the gates open until they close. From monster trucks to livestock competitions to the IPRA Championship Rodeo, the fair is fun for the whole family....
Illinois Statestar967.net

State of Illinois Announces Face Coverings Now Required in All State Facilities, Regardless of Vaccination Status

Announcement Follows Updated CDC Guidance and Comes as Cook County Now Shows Substantial Transmission. The State of Illinois today announced that face coverings are now required in all State facilities for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The announcements comes as data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the majority of counties across Illinois are experiencing substantial or high COVID-19 transmission, now including Cook County. The state is taking this action as an employer to protect its employees, but more broadly, the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continue to recommend everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor setting in areas with substantial and high transmission.
Grundy County, ILillinoisvalleytimes.com

Judge dismisses GOP's election lawsuit, cites 'absence of facts'

Grundy County Judge Scott Belt threw out LaSalle County Republican Party Chairman Larry Smith’s complaint against LaSalle County Clerk Lori Bongartz. The GOP’s remaining option is to file the case to the Third District Appellate Court in Ottawa after exhausting all opportunities to win the case in trial courts. “That’s...