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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

According to Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics of 2016, Kankakee County had a total of 2,344 car accidents, with 21 being fatal and 663 resulting in injury. Car accidents are among the most common types of crashes that result in fatalities or injuries, and that is no exception in Kankakee County. No matter how many [….]


Medical Malpractice Does Not Discriminate

Medical malpractice is defined as harm to a patient by a doctor, who does not competently perform their medical duties. This is extremely common across the United States today, in fact, it is currently the third leading cause of death in America. Medical malpractice is universal and it affects people in every socio-economic group, from [….]


Kankakee group home resident found dead in facility van

In a tragic developing news story, authorities in Kankakee are investigating the death of an elderly group home resident who was found in a facility van at 5:15 on Monday. Kankakee County sheriffs are investigating the cause of death, but initial reports indicate the individual may have passed away from heat exhaustion. While details of [….]


Chebanse Man Loses His Life in Accident with Semi

Sunday night, a 71-year-old Chebanse man lost his life when his car crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck on Route 45/52. On December 16th, Milliard Ramsey was sitting in his car at a stoplight behind a semi trailer truck on Route 45/52 at the intersection of South Tec Drive on the south end [….]


Foggy Morning Accident Leaves One Man Dead and Another Injured

A 21-year-old Limestone firefighter from Kankakee was killed last week when his car was struck by a tanker truck. Alex Geistwhite  was traveling on 2000 North Road on November 21st. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Geiswhite pulled up to the intersection of 2000 N and Warner Bridge Road. At the same time, a tanker truck driven [….]


OSHA Proposes Fines at Kankakee Company for Failing to Protect Workers.

A Kankakee company has been cited for failure to protect its workers from asbestos exposure by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and face paying up to $59,000 in proposed fines. OSHA stated the Kankakee Johnson Controls facility failed to require workers to wear appropriate protective gear including respirators and protective clothing while workers [….]


Bike-Car Crash Results in Two Children Taken to the Hospital

Two children riding bicycles in Kankakee were sent to the hospital after being struck by a car on Tuesday afternoon. A boy and girl were on their bicycles heading west on Merchant Street when they approached South Washington Street. Just after 2:45 p.m. on August 7th. They entered the intersection without stopping, according to witnesses. [….]


Martinton Motorcyclist Sent to Hospital After Collision with Car

A Martinton resident was sent to Provena St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday, July 16th after his motorcycle was hit by a car. David Memeth, 50, was southbound on Indiana Avenue in Kankakee, just north of Court Street. At the same time Amjad Salemeh, of Tinley Park, was also southbound on Indiana Avenue when he switched [….]


Intoxicated Driver Seriously Injures Bradley Teen in Accident

An accident on Route 17 west of Kankakee involving an intoxicated driver seriously injured a Bradley teen, sending him to Loyola Medical Center. On Monday, June 4, Bradley resident Zach Jones was driving eastbound on Rt. 17. At the 3200 west block, a pick-up truck driven by William Kibbons, 39, swerved into Jones’ lane.  Upon [….]


Ottawa Boy Chased and Bitten by Two Dogs

An Ottawa boy was bitten by two dogs on Monday, April 2, 2012 and was taken to the emergency room. The seven-year-old was chasing another boy just before 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon when the first boy chased the other into the second boy’s house. The house contained two dogs, a Labrador retriever and a [….]