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  • Manteno wrestling coach killed in accident while jogging

    Manteno wrestling coach killed in accident while jogging
    A beloved Manteno High School teacher was struck and killed by a car early Tuesday morning while he was jogging on a  Kankakee County road, officials said. Cory Blanchette, 37, who also served as a wrestling coach at the school, was in the southbound...
  • Fire kills 12-year-old in Momence despite father's rescue efforts

    Fire kills 12-year-old in Momence despite father's rescue efforts
    An early-morning house fire in Kankakee County today took the life of a 12-year-old boy and sent his 10-year-old brother and father to the hospital, according to authorities.   Firefighters were called by neighbors to the 100 block of Harvard Street in...
  • More heavy storms headed toward Chicago

    Another wide band of sometimes severe thunderstorms was headed toward the Chicago area tonight, after earlier storms included a tornado touchdown reported in Kankakee County. The earlier tornado caused damage to buildings, trees and silos in rural...
  • Chicago, RTA set sights on tax dodge

    Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority on Tuesday filed the first of what are expected to be numerous lawsuits brought against other Illinois municipalities and businesses to halt a "tax avoidance kickback scheme'' that is allegedly diverting...
  • 2 found dead after West Rogers Park fire: 'I can't believe this'

    2 found dead after West Rogers Park fire: 'I can't believe this'
    Carol Szynal last heard from her ex-husband Gary Brown on Monday, in a text message about how much he was looking forward to a vacation in San Francisco. A day later, Brown and a woman who shared a West Rogers Park apartment were found stabbed to death...
  • Rainy start to cool weekend in Chicago

    Rainy start to cool weekend in Chicago
    Fall weather will arrive in Chicago this weekend, with cooler temperatures mixing with rain. After a cloudy start to the day today--with some rain hitting the south part of the region--the sun came out this morning. But things will start changing this...
  • Police investigate if motorist found dead off I-57 is missing Kankakee-area man

    Police investigate if motorist found dead off I-57 is missing Kankakee-area man
    Authorities are trying to determine whether a man found dead in a pickup truck that had gone into a tree is a man reported missing after leaving his South Side job to head home to Kankakee  in August. Richard Roberts, 47, of St. Michael's Drive in...
  • 2 charged with growing nearly 1,500 pot plants in rural Kankakee

    2 charged with growing nearly 1,500 pot plants in rural Kankakee
    Two Chicago men face federal charges after a police plane spotted nearly 1,500 marijuana plants growing in Kankakee County. Gerardo Correa, 29, and Jose Haro-Gutierrez, 29, have been charged with possession of more than 1,000 marijuana plants with intent...
  • 1 shot in workplace shooting in Manteno

    1 shot in workplace shooting in Manteno
    A male employee in Manteno was shot this afternoon in a company warehouse and police were searching for the gunman who also is believed to be an employee, Kankakee County sheriff's officials said. Officials received a call about the shooting which they...
  • Police identify, search for workplace shooting suspect

    Police identify, search for workplace shooting suspect
    Police are searching for a man they consider to be armed and dangerous who opened fire at a workplace in Manteno, Ill. Wednesday. Rene Flores is suspected of shooting another man at a warehouse Wednesday afternoon. Flores fled the scene and the victim...
  • Week 6 schedule: Sept. 24-30

    Week 6 schedule: Sept. 24-30
    Week 6 – Sept. 24-30 All games 7:30 unless noted. THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 CHICAGO BIG SHOULDERS Prosser vs. Mather, 4:15 at Winnemac CHICAGO GREAT LAKES Westinghouse vs. Payton, 7:15 at Lane CHICAGO ILLINI LAND OF LINCOLN Phillips vs. King, 4:...