Press Releases

St Anne High School Incident


On February 24, 2014 at approximately 12:15pm Kankakee County Deputies responded to a call of a student that displayed a gun inside of the St. Anne High School. Upon investigation it was determined that the student left the school grounds after displaying the firearm. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office contacted the student’s mother at her residence in an attempt to locate t…

County Buildings Closed


The Kankakee County Emergency Management Agency is urging people to stay indoors over the next 24‐48 hours. The weather event we are about to experience is a life threatening event for any person(s) not inside. With high winds and continuing snowfall travel is going to become difficult with some roads becoming impassable. With the combination of blowing snow and sub‐zero temperatures…

Merit Commission Meeting


The  Kankakee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission will be holding a meeting Monday, Novemeber 4th, to discuss:

Extension of current promotional list
Emergency extension of current certified and lateral list
Election of officers

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Halloween Message


In Kankakee County, there is approximately 207 registered sex offenders (over 130 of which register with the Sheriff’s Office), and we want you to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating. Please read the full press release or watch our video for more information.

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Suspected after Manteno Oktoberfest Incident

On September 28, 2013 after leaving Manteno’s October Fest a 23 year old female was battered and sexually abused near her residence in rural Manteno. The victim was followed to that location by the suspect and received a significant facial injury during the attack.

On Friday October 4, 2013 Eric D. Wheeler, 21 years old, was arrested by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department for…

Watch for farmers during harvest

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office would like you to please pay special attention for farming implements on our road ways during this harvest season.
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Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle


Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski reported the acquisition of a surplus tactical military vehicle.  The acquisition of the mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) tactical vehicle fulfils a challenge issued by Bukowski to Sergeant Dave Zinanni.  Zinanni is responsible for all vehicle acquisitions and their maintenance in addition…

Be Aware of Farmers

Sheriff Bukowski reminds drivers to be alert for farm equipment on roadways

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski issued a press release today reminding drivers to be alert for slow moving farm equipment on county roadways. “We anticipate farmers to start working in the fields soon in many areas of the county,” said Bukowski. Bukowski cautioned drivers to be prepared for…

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