| Oct 25, 2012
Seven years ago, a small-town police chief launched a big dream to nab criminals and thwart terrorists from the air.
Chief Timothy Swanson began a police helicopter program that initially drew raves.
He secured six-figure federal grants. Nearly 100...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:53 AM
Police have a suspect in custody in the stabbing death of a retired doctor, and the violent attack of his wife.
James Goldenstein, 81, was found dead in his Kankakee home early Friday morning. His 81-year-old wife Betty was critically injured when she...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:27 PM
A 42-year-old Lynwood man was charged with DUI after he called State Police this morning to say he was out of gas and lost -- and admitted he was drunk.
A police dispatcher tried to get more information but Dante Owens, 42, said he could not remember...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:43 PM
A 43-year-old Kankakee County man has died after a single-car crash earlier this week near Momence, Illinois State Police said today.
Lamont Watson of St. Anne was driving alone northbound on 12000 East Road in a 1997 Buick LeSabre about 11:10 p.m....
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:43 AM
A passenger was killed Sunday night in a Kankakee County crash that also seriously injured the driver of the car and a Kankakee County sheriff's police corporal in his squad car, Illinois State Police said.
The crash happened at about 8 p.m. at the...
| Jun 6, 2010
| 8:36 PM
The storm sirens went off Saturday night as Janet Kresl sat in the living room of her house in Dwight, watching the news. The sirens often sounded with little consequence, so she didn't think much of it.
Kresl rose to go to the kitchen but didn't have to...
| Apr 21, 2002
In one of the Kankakee County sheriff's first attempts at videotaping an interrogation, suspect Christopher Connery was led into a small room. It was bare but for two chairs, a table and a wall thermostat the size of a cigarette pack.
| Dec 15, 2004
Principal Charlotte Stoxstell knows time is running out for Bethune Elementary, a North Lawndale school that for the last decade has failed to improve its dreadful reputation and dismal test scores.
Bethune is one of 21 Chicago schools facing the most...