Kankakee County

Kamron Taylor. (Source: Chicago Police)

Murder Convict Who Spurred 3-Day Manhunt Sentenced To 107 Years

On April 1, Kamron Taylor escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after attacking a guard who was making rounds.


Kamron Taylor. (Source: Chicago Police)

Kankakee County Prosecutors Continue Probe Of Jail Escape

The Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s office was reviewing mountains of evidence, as authorities try to piece together exactly how a convicted killer escaped the county jail, and made it to Chicago before he was captured.


Tonya D. Grant (Kankakee County Sheriff's Dept.)

Aunt Helped Killer Escape Jail, Kankakee County Authorities Say

(STMW) — A former correctional officer and aunt of Kamron Taylor has been charged with helping the convicted murderer escape from a Kankakee County detention center early Wednesday. Tonya D. Grant, 50, faces charges of […]


Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Reward Up To $7,500 For Arrest Of Kankakee Fugitive

Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a convicted killer who escaped from a Kankakee jail earlier this week.


Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Police Believe ‘Someone Is Helping’ Escaped Kankakee Convict

A massive manhunt continued early Thursday in central Illinois, a day after a 23-year-old convicted killer escaped from a Kankakee County jail by overpowering a guard and donning his uniform.


Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Escaped Kankakee Convict Still At Large

A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.


Photo Of Spinning Wind Turbine. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Microsoft To Buy Power From Illinois Wind Farm

Microsoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.


Ice jams on the Kankakee River in Will County have prompted the closure of Warner Bridge Road, due to possible structural damage. The ice jams also are at risk of coming on shore and damaging homes, if the river rises much further. (Credit: CBS)

Ice Jams Close Bridge On Kankakee River, Threaten Homes

While the threat of flooding has eased in much of the Chicago area, there’s still concern about the Kankakee River, because of ice jams in the water.


Road Work

State Police Speed Cameras To Be Watching I-57 Work Zone

Illinois State Troopers will be using a mobile speed camera van on I-57 on Tuesday to enforce work zone speed limits.


Timothy Evans

Evans Hopes Cook County Courts Can Get Cameras Soon

With a high-profile triple murder trial underway in DuPage County with a camera in the courtroom, Cook County’s chief judge was left wondering when Chicago would be able to follow suit within its own court system.

WBBM Newsradio–04/16/2013


Woman Killed In Car, Semi Crash In Kankakee County

A woman was killed when the car she was driving crashed head-on into a semi truck in northern Kankakee County on Wednesday afternoon, state police said.


(Credit: CBS)

Aqua Illinois Customers Furious With Skyrocketing Water Bills

They say they’re drowning in their water bills; scores of angry customers of Aqua Illinois say they have to think twice now about everyday tasks like taking a shower, washing the dishes, or even using the bathroom.

CBS 2–08/20/2012

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

Rene Flores, 25, of rural Kankakee, is wanted for shooting a co-worker at a warehouse in Manteno on July 25, 2012. (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff's Office)

Arrest Warrant Issued In Manteno Warehouse Shooting

An arrest warrant has been issued for the man suspected of shooting a co-worker at a warehouse in far south suburban Manteno.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

A worker at this warehouse in Manteno was shot inside the facility on July 25, 2012. The shooter fled the scene, and police believe the gunman is also a worker at the warehouse. (Credit: CBS)

1 Hurt In Workplace Shooting In Manteno; Suspect Flees Scene

A man has been shot in downstate Manteno and a suspect is on the run.



Cub Scout Dies After Fall At Kankakee County Park

The Kankakee County sheriff’s office says the death of a Cub scout who fell on a hike Saturday appears to be a tragic accident.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

A Customer Fills Out Choices For An Illinois Lottery Ticket Purchase. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot At $51 Million

Everyone’s attentions may be turned to the $325 million Powerball jackpot, but the growing grand prize for the Mega Millions lottery isn’t anything to scoff at.


Workers & volunteers sift through rubble after a tornado hit in St. Anne, Illinois.  (Credit: CBS)

Tornadoes Rip Through Kankakee County

Clean up crews were hard at work clearing away debris and salvaging whatever property they could in St. Anne.

CBS 2–05/25/2011

Tornado Damage

When, Where Are Tornadoes Most Likely Around Chicago?

Tornadoes can hit at any time of year, but here in the Midwest, they’re more likely in April, May and June and more likely in certain areas near Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Cold Has Moved On, But Wet Week Lies Ahead

The cold weather that plagued last week is behind us at last, but a wet and rainy week lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011