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Legionnaires’ Diagnosis in Manteno

An individual in Illinois who was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on Tuesday, January 4th has now passed away. The individual was a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia and is caused by a bacteria called ‘legionella’. The disease can develop anywhere from two to ten [….]


Head-on Crash takes Life of Manteno Woman

A Manteno woman died as a result head-on collision that occurred on Route 50 last Wednesday’s morning. Dorothy Jackson, 75, was driving southbound on Route 50 just north of Manteno around 10000 North Road. For reasons that are not clear, Jackson’s Saturn crossed over to the northbound lane and her car was hit by a [….]


Manteno Teacher Killed During Morning Run

A Manteno resident was struck by a vehicle while he was jogging in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 01, 2011. Manteno High School teacher and wrestling coach Cory Blanchette died at the scene and was pronounced dead at the scene by Kankakee County Coroner Robert Glessner. Blanchette was jogging southbound on North 3000E. [….]