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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FOUNDATION of KANKAKEE COUNTY is hosting holiday observances in honor of the slain civil rights leader.  The legal holiday is observed Monday.  But activities today (Sat) and Sunday will precede...

GIBSON CITY — Illinois 9 near Gibson City is  reopened after two train tanker cars filled with ethanol derailed but remained upright Thursday. There was no leak and no injury reported.  The highway was cleared and allowed...

...Winter Weather Advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Chicago has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory. Snowfall has decreased in intensity early this morning...and little to no additional...

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (AP) -- A train carrying ethanol derailed in central Illinois Thursday, slipping off railroad tracks near Gibson City in Ford County. Ford County Emergency Management Agency Director Dennis Higgins said...

Residents of Gibson City were evacuated Thursday after a train derailment.  Two tank cars hauling ethanol were reported to be too close to power lines; a dangerous situation that prompted emergency officials to evacuate.  A...

Watseka Police nabbed three suspects involved in a garage burglary. Officers were called Tuesday evening about the burglary in progress.  Arrested was 21-yr-old Darrell Jones Jr. of Sheldon, 19-yr-old Connor Wallace of...

The new owners of the Meadowview Shopping Center in Kankakee are expressing appreciation for the show of support in their effort to re-kindle interest in what was a premier shopping location in years past. A ribbon-cutting...

SENECA, Ill. (AP) -- More than a dozen boats burned when a fire broke out at a northern Illinois marina. Firefighters got word of the blaze at about 1 a.m. Thursday at the Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, about 60 miles...