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Clarification of Sheriff Vacancy

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To clarify some of the confusion that has surrounded the personnel changes that were discussed yesterday by Sheriff Bukowski, I thought it would be best to explain the situation to put all rumors to bed. 

According to Illinois State Law (10 ILCS 5/25-11), “when a vacancy occurs in any elective county office….where more than 28 months remain in the term, the appointment shall serve t…

Sheriff Bukowski Announces Retirement

Kankakee, IL – Thirty years ago I entered the political arena aspiring to win a primary race for the office of Kankakee County Sheriff … where I finished fourth in a three man race.  Five years later Sheriff Bernie Thompson appointed me to an administrative position within the sheriff’s office and in 1994 Thompson appointed me to the position of undersheriff.

And in December 1996, at t…

Sheriff Bukowski Plans Press Conference

Sheriff Tim Bukowski will hold a press conference tomorrow, February 4, 2016, at 10:30am. The press conference will be held in the Media room of the Sheriff’s Complex located at 3000 S. Justice Way Kankakee.

The topic of the press conference will be personnel changes in the Sheriff’s…

Police Apprehend Warrant Wednesday Fugitive After Another Social Media Taunt

January 24, 2016- KANKAKEE, IL – Since starting the social media phenomenon known as, “Warrant Wednesday”, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office has been amazed at its overwhelming success.  Outstanding warrants that have been issued by the courts have had tendencies in the past to remain in the system for years.  With decreasing staffing levels, Sheriff Tim Bukowski and Undersheriff…

Sheriff’s Office Offers Employment Assistance

KANKAKEE, IL – A kiosk that will permit inmates who are being released from the Jerome Combs Detention Center has been installed in the public lobby of the jail to assist both inmates and the general public in the search for employment.  The kiosk is from a company based out of Minnesota called Jobview 2nd Chance and is currently being used in approximately fifty federal institutions…

Sheriff’s Office Announces Services in Spanish

KANKAKEE, IL – The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, working closely with the Hispanic Heritage Group of Kankakee County, has announced several ways that the two groups are finding ways
to accommodate the Spanish‐Speaking community. Earlier last month, Sheriff Tim Bukowski and Undersheriff Mike Downey began exploring ways to unite the Spanish‐Speaking community and the Sheriff’s…

Sheriff De Oficina Anuncia Servicios En Español

KANKAKEE, IL ‐ La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Kankakee, en estrecha colaboración con el Grupo de la Herencia Hispana del Condado de Kankakee, ha anunciado varias maneras de que los dos grupos están encontrando maneras de acomodar la comunidad de habla española. A principios del mes pasado, el sheriff Tim Bukowski y Undersheriff Mike Downey comenzaron a explorar maneras de unir a…

Marked Sheriff’s Squad Car Burglarized – Firearm/Ammo Among Items

KANKAKEE, IL – A marked Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office squad car was burglarized overnight last night (January 6, 2016) after the burglar(s) forced entry to a window.  Upon processing the scene, investigators determined that a department-owned firearm/ammunition were among the stolen items.  It should be noted that the firearm/ammunition were secured in a locked safe (which was…

Deputies Respond to Christmas Shooting; 2nd in Pembroke Area This Week

KANKAKEE, IL- Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a shooting late Friday evening in Pembroke Township.  The shooting, the second in less than a week in the Pembroke area, took place near the intersection of 14000 East and 3000 South Road at approximately 11:22pm.  Upon arrival, responding patrol units observed 25-year-old, Pembroke Township resident, Monroe P Clayton…

Arrested in Weekend Shooting

December 24, 2015 – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police announced that an arrest has been made in the shooting that occurred on Saturday morning at the Pembroke Citgo Station located at 2661 South 13000 East Road.  Twenty-four year old Lamar Hicks was shot after a dispute with another individual after Hicks exited his vehicle at the Pembroke Citgo Station Saturday morning at approximately…

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