Five people were hospitalized, including two children after a fire in Kankakee.
The fire broke out in the 800 block of West Station Street. One firefighter was injured but did not require hospitalization. Kankakee fire reports 22 people have been displaced, eight of them being children. A two-year-old and four-year-old injured in the fire were taken respectively to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.
The Career Connections Job Fair at Danville Area Community College (today) Wednesday invites the public to visit. The event is at the Mary Miller Gymnasium from 9 am ‘til 1 pm.
More than 50 businesses will be represented. Visitors can meet with the employers who are recruiting for part-time and full-time positions. You should dress for an interview.
The event is in conjunction with DACC’s Annual State University Transfer Day. Representatives from several Illinois universities will be on hand to discuss transfer options.
The Job Fair is sponsored by Danville Area Community College’s Career & Employment Services Center.
Four vehicles were involved in a traffic accident Tuesday morning on U-S Route 45/52 at 11000 N Road in Kankakee County. Three people were taken to area hospitals, according to Illinois State Police.
Police reported 20-year-old Lauran Daly of Manteno was northbound when she veered into the southbound lane. Her car collided with a semi that was southbound. Two vehicles following the semi were also involved.
Daly and two others were treated for minor injuries.
Those injured were taken to Riverside and Presence St. Mary’s hospitals.
A 28-year-old Kankakee man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his year-and-ahalf-year-old son. Keon Stokes is in custody also charged with aggravated battery to a child.
Kankakee and Manteno Police are involved with the investigation.
In a press release from the Kankakee Police Department, it was at 1:30 Monday morning when Manteno Police asked Kankakee authorities to check on an unresponsive child that was brought into a Manteno business by Keon Stokes. Police said Stokes asked an employee to call 911 because the child was unresponsive.
Stokes then left the business and drove back to his Kankakee residence. When Kankakee Police arrived at Stokes' home, they met Stokes carrying the child. The 18-month child was pronounced dead at Presence St.Mary's Hospital.
Police said the child had signs of trauma and internal injuries.
A high pressure system to the north will bring plenty of sunshine to central Illinois for the rest of the week.
Temperatures will still be a bit below average today (Tuesday) as we climb into the mid 50s. By Wednesday, it's a little closer to average as temperatures are back in the low 60s. Eventually by the weekend, the sunshine and light southerly winds help in reaching the 70s.