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Police announce school traffic enforcement initiative

August 14, 2014: Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Officers will work in concert over the next several weeks in an intensified traffic enforcement initiative. The initiative is being conducted in conjunction with the beginning of the new school year. Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski indicated that his officers as well as police agencies throughout the county will be out in forc…

Man Accused in Oktoberfest Attack Gets Sentenced

Aug 7, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ 22 year‐old Bradley resident Eric D. Wheeler was sentenced to 5 years and 6 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections in a Kankakee County Courtroom this afternoon in connection with an Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse case from last year. Wheeler was accused of battering and sexually abusing a 23 year‐old female in rura…

St Anne Resident Convicted in Heroin Trafficking Case


August 1, 2014- KANKAKEE, IL- Sun River Terrace (rural St. Anne) resident J.B. Brown Jr (a.k.a. “Cocoa”), 37 years of age, was convicted of federal drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a felon in Urbana yesterday.

A jury deliberated for approximately four hours Thursday afternoon before returning with the guilty verdict. Brown was arrested in June of 2013 at his…

Suspect in Sun River Terrace Homicide Arrested

JULY 11, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year-old Rex L Frank (10/14/1992) earlier this morning for the murder of 36 year-old, Rion S. Maiden, of Sun River Terrace. While investigators continue to look into details of the July 5th incident, it appears that the homicide may have been a result of a botched burglary/robbery.

Frank was the victim of a…

Man sentenced to life in prison for sex offenses in Kankakee County

JUNE 27, 2014- KANKAKEE, IL- A repeat child sex offender from South Carolina was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, for 4 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography.  Sixty-Seven year-old, Jerry Lee Hendricks (12/11/1946), of Patrick, SC, was sentenced yesterday (6/26/2014) in U.S. District Court in Springfield, IL.

Hendricks was convicted…

Murder suspect takes 35 year plea

JUNE 25, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ Cory B Gardner (M/W 03/01/1985), who was charged in the April 16th, 2012 murder of Tawayne Sharp in Kankakee, plead guilty to the Homicide earlier today in front of Judge Kathy Bradshaw‐Elliot. Gardner took a plea in exchange for 35 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (to be served 100%). First Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Dickenson praised…

Burch’s Incident 4/26/14

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office
 3000 S. Justice Way * Kankakee, IL 60901 * (815) 802-7100


DATE:                    April 28, 2014

CONTACT:           Chief Deputy Ken McCabe

On Saturday April 26, 2014 at approximately 10:29pm Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 1300blk of North Arthur Burch Drive located in rura…

Sun River Terrace Shooting


Kankakee, IL-Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a subject shot in the Sun River Terrace area this morning about 1:28am. Once on scene it was determined that 18 year old Cleophus C. Reed of Kankakee was deceased from a gunshot wound after he and another subject allegedly attempted to car jack and arm rob an individual in the city of Kankakee. T…

Route 113 Pipeline Release Media Fact Sheet and FAQ

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Route 113 Pipeline Release Resident Fact Sheet

Route 113 Release Resident Fact Sheet Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wood River Pipe Lines LLC (“Wood River”), an operating subsidiary of Buckeye Partners, L.P., is currently investigating a gasoline, diesel and/or gasoline/diesel mixture release in the vicinity of Wood River’s 163 pipeline and 162 pipeline located at State Route 113 and West Road 2750, approximately two miles nort…

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