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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

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)

Bruised Kankakee Toddler Taken From Hospital, Police Issue Alert

Artistic Fletcher, who is 1, was in the hospital with bruises on his body. Police say his father took him out against medical advice. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the boy’s family is ready to bring him to police on Monday.

03/03/2013

Convicted killer Steven Robbins is taken back into custody on Feb. 1, 2013, two days after Cook County authorities mistakenly set him free. He had been brought to Cook County from Indiana, where he was serving a 60-year sentence for murder, and was not supposed to go free until 2029 at the earliest. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Mistakenly Released Killer Back In Custody

Authorities have captured a convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released from the Cook County Jail earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Leave George Ryan Be

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson takes a poll of commuters about the former governor of Illinois.

01/31/2013

The scene of a fatal accident in Limestone. (CBS)

One Dead In School Bus Accident Near Kankakee

One person was killed and several school children injured in a crash involving a car and a school bus near Kankakee.

12/06/2012

Weather

Rain To Persist South Of Chicago; Much Cooler Weekend On Tap

The showers that made this Friday morning gloomy have largely moved on their way, but look for a major drop in the temperature accompanying the sunny skies when the weekend begins.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

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Driver Seriously Hurt In Hit-And-Run

A man is in custody for a hit-and-run crash that left another motorist seriously injured Monday in Kankakee County.

06/05/2012

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Clients: Attorney Took Our Money, Left Us High And Dry

A lawyer is accused of taking his clients’ money and leaving them high and dry, as he tried to decide whether to party in Chicago or California.

WBBM Newsradio–04/20/2012

Shirley Smith fears she may have to go back to prison. (CBS)

Kankakee Woman Faces Return To Prison For Grandson’s Death

A grandmother in Kankakee will spend New Year’s worrying if she’ll get sent back to prison. She was convicted some 15 years ago of shaking her grandson to death.

12/30/2011

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Kankakee Mayor Defends ‘Sham Shops,’ Says Chicago Taxes Are Too High

The mayor of Kankakee is asking the City of Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority to drop their lawsuits, which accuse her city and Channahon of allowing businesses to use their cities as havens to dodge Chicago sales taxes.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

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City, RTA Sue 2 Illinois Towns Over Tax Revenue Lost From ‘Sham Shops’

The City of Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority each filed a lawsuit Tuesday, over retailers who are doing business in the city, but routing sales through “sham shops” in other cities where the sales taxes are lower.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

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City Losing Revenue As Loophole Lets Companies Go To Low-Tax Towns

More and more companies are finding a loophole, out of the high sales tax in some counties, but Chicago officials may try to put a stop to that.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Blast Injures Five In Town Near Kankakee

An explosion near the town of Herscher has injured five people.

08/16/2011

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Child Rescued After Allegedly Starting Church Fire

A 7-year-old boy who is suspected of starting a fire at a church by using a lighted candle was burned but not seriously injured Sunday morning in Kankakee.

04/03/2011

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