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Iroquois County law enforcement officials are announcing a serious crackdown on underage parties and other large, illegal gatherings. The sheriff’s office has received several complaints. The sheriff’s office has issued a press...

Cissna Park’s annual Old Settlers Reunion is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, through Saturday, August 20.  The 3-day celebration is in the village park, sponsored by American Legion Post 527.   The event opens...

The 84th annual Momence Gladiolus Festival gets started this (Wed) evening and runs thru Sunday.  The Princess and Queen coronation on the high school football field is at 7 pm tonight.  Several parades and carnival...

If the Farmers' Almanac winter weather prediction holds true, Illinoisans better prepare for a rough winter.  The publication is warning readers that this winter will be filled with plenty of shaking, shivering and...

The 2022 Illinois State Fair butter cow is being unveiled today (Wednesday) in Springfield. The famous 500-pound butter sculpture is a fan favorite every year. Gov. JB Pritzker, First Lady MK Pritzker, and Lt. Governor Juliana...

The Kankakee County Board (Tuesday) took action to dredge a section of the Kankakee River at Aroma Park.  Board Chairman Andy Wheeler explained funding for the clean-up came from State Senator Patrick Joyce, who was able to...

Brylie Smith of Catlin, the daughter of Kory & Lainey Smith, was crowned Queen of this year’s Georgetown Fair.  Judges selected her among 11 contestants.  Brylie is a senior this fall at Salt Fork High...

An attic fire in Kankakee this (Tuesday morning did an estimated $40,000 in damage.  Four people were displaced.  No injury was reported.  Kankakee Fire Chief Bryan LaRoche reports fire personel were called to...

An early-morning fire (Monday) destroyed a semi-tractor parked in a residential area of Watseka. Watseka Fire responded to 216 E. Mulberry Street at 6:23 am. Fire Chief Ken Baier reported the semi was in a private driveway when...

The Champaign County coroner identified a woman he said died after a fight. In a news release, Coroner Duane Northrup stated that 27-year-old Shelby Rix was in a fight with another person on Monday. She was taken to the hospital...