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Kankakee man arrested for 2016 Bradley bank robbery

A 26-year-old Kankakee man is under arrest for the December 2016 armed robbery of Federated Bank in Bradley.

Joe Johnson Jr. was served with an arrest warrant (Monday) after he was located by Kankakee Police. The Bradley Police Department with the assistance of the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office obtained the arrest warrant, naming Joe Johnson Jr. for armed robbery with a firearm.

It was December 12, 2016 when Bradley Police answered a call to a report of a hold-up alarm at the Federated Bank. The victim told investigators she was robbed at gunpoint.

Bradley Police report thru a collaborative effort, officers were able to locate crucial evidence that was turned over to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab. The lab analysis of the evidence recovered was identified as belonging to Johnson.

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7th Year in row: Thrivent named one of world’s most ethical companies

Recognition honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 16, 2018 – Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously, announced today it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Thrivent has been recognized with this honor since 2011 and is one of only five honorees in the financial services industry, underscoring a commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.

Read more: 7th Year in row: Thrivent named one of world’s most ethical companies

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FED AG REPORT: Farmland values up

Following three years of consecutive declines, farmland values increased 1 percent through most of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa in 2017, but credit conditions deteriorated for the fourth quarter of last year. That’s according to the latest agriculture report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The report says more of the same is likely through early 2018.

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Pembroke Post Office burglarized

Sherriff’s Police in Kankakee County are investigating a break-in at the Pembroke Township Post Office. It appeared entry was made thru a back door. The offices were ransacked; desks and file cabinets were thrown about. No word on what may have been taken. Information is welcome at Kankakee County CrimeStoppers 815-93 CRIME.

Momence man arrested for attack...

36-year-old David Caman Jr.faces charges for an attack (Wednesday) of two people outside a business iN Bradley. The Momence resident allegedly punched a man and a woman. Caman is charged with battery – causing bodily harm.

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Convicted-killer gets life prison term

In Newton Superior Court (Thursday).... 25-year-old Derek Cardosi was given a life term with no parole. Cardosi was sentenced for the August 2016 stabbing deaths of three people he lived with in Sumava Resort. Cardosi was convicted by a Newton County jury.

A second defendant, Sebastian Wedding of Cedar Lake, IN, is already serving a 55-year prison term. He pleaded guilty earlier.

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