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Blast Injures Five In Town Near Kankakee

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


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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.


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South Suburban Firefighters Battle Repair Shop Fire

Firefighters in far south suburban Kankakee are battling a two-alarm fire Tuesday night.


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Motorists Rescued From Suburban Roads

State police in the far south suburbs are warning motorists to stay off an “impassable” I-57 and area highways, which have forced dozens of motorists — and even and IDOT plow — to abandon their vehicles.


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Ryan Visited Wife In Intensive Care

Former Gov. George Ryan already got to visit his ailing wife earlier this week, and should now be kept in prison, federal prosecutors say.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011

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Wait Continues For Ryan’s Request To Visit Dying Wife

One day after his wife was hospitalized in intensive care for a severe infection, former Gov. George Ryan was still waiting to hear if he can leave prison temporarily to be at her side.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

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Slurry Flows Into Kankakee River After Blast

Fire officials say no one apparently was injured in the explosion at a wastewater treatment plant.


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World’s First Dairy Queen Gets Landmark Status

The first Dairy Queen store was in–surprise–Joliet and now the location is an official local landmark.