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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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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.


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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

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

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.


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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.


Downers Grove, Illinois Feb. 1 8:30 pm Blizzard 2011 (Credit: Thanks Dina De Camilli) Send Us Your Photos At 780photos@gmail.com

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.


George Ryan

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

Lura Lynn Ryan

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.