Kankakee County

Murder Convict Who Spurred 3-Day Manhunt Sentenced To 107 YearsOn April 1, Kamron Taylor escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after attacking a guard who was making rounds.
Kankakee County Prosecutors Continue Probe Of Jail EscapeThe 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.
Aunt Helped Killer Escape Jail, Kankakee County Authorities Say
Reward Up To $7,500 For Arrest Of Kankakee FugitiveAuthorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a convicted killer who escaped from a Kankakee jail earlier this week.
Police Believe 'Someone Is Helping' Escaped Kankakee ConvictA 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.
Escaped Kankakee Convict Still At LargeA manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.
Microsoft To Buy Power From Illinois Wind FarmMicrosoft 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 Close Bridge On Kankakee River, Threaten HomesWhile 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.
State Police Speed Cameras To Be Watching I-57 Work ZoneIllinois State Troopers will be using a mobile speed camera van on I-57 on Tuesday to enforce work zone speed limits.
Evans Hopes Cook County Courts Can Get Cameras SoonWith 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.
Woman Killed In Car, Semi Crash In Kankakee CountyA 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.
Aqua Illinois Customers Furious With Skyrocketing Water BillsThey 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.
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