Kankakee

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

Flooding on the Kankakee River. (Credit: CBS)

Homeowners Clean Up After Flood Damage, Worry About More Rain

(CBS) — One of the hardest hit areas from last night’s severe weather is Aroma Park in Kankakee County, about 62 miles south of Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spoke to homeowners assessing the damage. […]

06/16/2015

Cars drive through a flooded street in Cedar Lake, Indiana, after heavy rain dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in the area on Sunday. (Credit: Larry Henderson)

Storms Cause Flooding In Northwest Indiana, Hail Hammers Southern Suburbs

More rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.

06/08/2015

Dogs inside the Kankakee facility. (Credit: Amiee Stubbs of the Animal Rescue Corps)

About 80 Dogs Rescued From Kankakee Breeding Facility

About 80 small dogs and puppies have been rescued from neglectful conditions at a breeding facility at a home in Kankakee, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

04/07/2015

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.

04/06/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Convicted Killer Captured In Chicago After Escape From Kankakee Jail

Officers responding to a call of a suspicious person about 9 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Stony Island found escapee Kamron T. Taylor, who led them on a brief foot chase, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

04/04/2015

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.

04/03/2015

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Murder Victim’s Father Fears Escaped Convict May Be Coming For Him

Kamron Taylor, 23, escaped the Kankakee County jail earlier this week after assaulting a guard. He was still at large Thursday night, and considered armed and dangerous.

04/02/2015

Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois Permits

There are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state’s pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.

04/02/2015

Savannah Bell (Source: Illinois State Police)

Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Located; Disappearance Unrelated To Escaped Convict

Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old girl who may be with a convicted murderer who escaped from a Kankakee correctional facility early Wednesday, and is considered armed and dangerous.

04/01/2015

David Letterman and Todd The Intern stand with a rocking chair made by high school students in Kankakee as a retirement gift for the Late Show host, after tearing down one of the gag gift gazebos Letterman sent the city in 1999. (Credit: CBS)

Kankakee Sends Back Letterman’s Gag Gift As Retirement Present

Things came full circle Tuesday night for David Letterman and the good people of Kankakee, as the city turned a gag gift from 16 years ago into a retirement gift for the Late Show host.

03/25/2015

One of two gazebos David Letterman gave to Kankakee in 2000, after it was named the worst metropolitan area to live in the U.S. Students in Kankakee plan to tear them down and turn the wood into a rocking chair as a retirement gift to Letterman. (Credit: Twitter/@LetsGo_Dave)

Late Show Will Air Segment With Kankakee Students Returning Letterman’s Gag Gift

A group of students from Kankakee has been preparing a retirement gift for David Letterman, hoping to appear on one of his final shows before he retires from the Late Show on CBS in May.

02/04/2015

The Bourbonnais water tower. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: There’s Entertainment In Bourbonnais

(Author’s Note : This post has absolutely nothing to do with the Chicago Blackhawks) With Bears camp finally and officially open, you, the Bears fan, could be making the trek down I-57 to Kankakee. Sure, […]

07/25/2014

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Boers: In Celebration Of Mothers, The Most Unselfish Of All

Only in later years can you begin to realize all that your mother does for you.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Former Gov. George Ryan arrives at a halfway house on the Near West Side after leaving a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Jan. 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

George Ryan A Free Man, Ends Home Confinement A Day Early

Former Gov. George Ryan officially became a free man today, a day earlier than expected.

07/03/2013

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Chicago Sees Steady, Significant Jobs Growth Month On Month

Jobs from health care to sales are all seeing increases in listings in the Chicago metro area.

05/20/2013

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Chicago Sees 12.5% Increase In Job Listings Year Over Year

Computer and mathematical-related jobs are in high demand in the Chicago metro area.

04/22/2013

Artistic Fletcher, 1, was declared missing after his father took him out of a Kankakee hospital amid an investigation into the cause of the boy's bruises. (Police handout)

Missing Kankakee Baby, Parents Located In Florida

A Kankakee couple was pulled over in Florida on Tuesday, five days after police issued an “endangered missing persons advisory” for their 1-year-old son, when they took him out of a hospital as authorities investigated how he ended up with multiple bruises.

03/05/2013

Artistic Fletcher, 1, was declared missing after his father took him out of a Kankakee hospital amid an investigation into the cause of the boy's bruises. (Police handout)

Dad Of Missing Toddler: I Took Son From Hospital To Protect Him

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on the continuing disappearance of a Kankakee toddler who is considered “endangered” by police officials.

03/04/2013

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