Kankakee River

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.

06/25/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

With Rain On The Way, Kankakee Residents Keeping Close Eye On Rising River

Flooding fears are rising along the Kankakee River, where the wet forecast is on everyone’s mind.

06/24/2015

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)

Flood Concerns Have Officials Keeping An Eye On Kankakee River Ice Jams

Ice jams have been forming on bends in the Kankakee River near Wilmington and that’s forcing water near, though not yet over, flood stage, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/28/2015

Canoe Paddle

Man Dies After Canoe Capsizes In Wilmington

A 20-year-old man died in far southwest suburban Wilmington overnight, after a canoe capsized on the Kankakee River. Three other people from the boat made it to safety

06/04/2014

Ice damaged this tree along the Kankakee River near the Kankakee River State Park. (Credit: Facebook)

Photo Of Ice Damage On Trees Along Kankakee River

The massive amount of ice that developed during one of the coldest winters in Chicago history is slowly melting and revealing the damage left in its wake.

03/25/2014

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.

02/24/2014

Construction, generic sized image

Kankakee River Bridges To Be Rebuilt On I-57

Bridges carrying both north and southbound lanes of I-57 over the riverwill be replaced by December 2015.

12/27/2013

Ambulance

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

I-55 Crash

Multiple Injuries In 2 Separate Crashes On I-55

Two separate crashes involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 55 in Will County, leaving several people seriously injured.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Asian Carp

50 Pound Asian Carp Caught Near Joliet Considered Moderate In Size

A picture of a giant Asian Carp in the arms of a Joliet fisherman shows why biologists see the fish as a big problem.

04/15/2011