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Stories with place: Kankakee
  • $5 million bond set for suspect facing arson, murder charges 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:42 pm

    KANKAKEE, Illinois - Bond has been set at $5 million for a 61-year-old man facing murder and arson charges for allegedly setting an apartment building fire that killed two boys.

  • EXCHANGE: Books still bind patrons to libraries 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:38 am

    KANKAKEE, Illinois - Libraries might have swapped card catalogs for computer kiosks a long time ago and faced the unprecedented explosion of information on the Internet. But the digital age still hasn't changed one truth about them - people visit them to check out books.

  • Man, 61, charged with murder, arson in Kankakee fire 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:16 pm

    KANKAKEE, Illinois - The Kankakee Fire Department says a 61-year-old man faces murder and arson charges for allegedly setting an apartment building fire that killed two boys.

  • EXCHANGE: Dartball, the unusual parlor game 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 6:34 am

    KANKAKEE, Illinois - Leonard Demers didn't have time for hobbies when he farmed near L'Erable. Now, retired at age 90, he spends Saturday mornings tossing oversized darts across the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

  • First-quarter traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 10:56 pm

    KANKAKEE, Illinois - Traffic deaths on Illinois highways are on a pace to exceed last year's total of just over 1,000.