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Police and Fire Memorial Brick Form

Kankakee County Police & Fire Memorial Committee are now offering an opportunity to purchase a brick that will be displayed at the memorial site on the courthouse lawn. For a minimum donation of $75, you can purchase a brick that is personalized to you, or a person/organization of your choice. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and email it to Lt. Chad Gessner…

ISA Peacekeepers Scholarship

If you are a dependent of a law enforcement officer or military member and attending college in the fall of 2017, please feel free to apply for ISA’s Peacekeepers scholarship below.

Deadline for submission is June 30th, 2017.
Application…

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Lateral Entry Candidates

April 27, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey issued a press release today announcing that his office is seeking qualified lateral entry candidates to apply for employment.  The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of developing a list of qualified lateral entry applicants to help replace officers that have recently retired. Sheriff Downey advised…

Civil Process Fees

Effective May 1, 2017,the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing civil process fees including civil process stand-by fees. These increases are based on an independent study of our fees as required by statute.

The increases are in line with the actual cost of providing this service. Please take a moment to look over the fee schedule attached. If you have any questions, pleas…

Notice of Bond Increase

Effective May 1, 2017
Bond Fees will be increased from:
$13.00 to $46.00 payable at the time of posting bond
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Deputies Respond to Suspicious Vehicle in Manteno’s Diversatech Campus

Deputies were dispatched to the Manteno Diversatech Campus area in regards to a suspicious vehicle yesterday (Sunday, April 16, 2017).

According to the caller, at approximately 3:15 pm, a white pickup truck that was occupied by a white male driver stopped to speak with her 8 year‐old son in the 500 block of Diversatech Dr S (in rural
Manteno).

According to the boy, the man asked for…

Deputies Arrest 43 Year Old in Murder of His Step Father

At approximately 6:53 a.m. this morning, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 17774 E 7000S Rd in rural Pembroke Township in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies observed 68 year old Pembroke resident, Clarence Riley, in the home suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Riley, who was not breathing at the time of deputies’ arrival, was later…

Arrest Made in October ’16 Pembroke Murder

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey has announced an arrest in the October 1, 2016 homicide of 46 year-old, Ralph Ledet (of Hopkins Park).  Earlier last week, 55 year-old, Pembroke Township resident, James E. Beals, was taken into custody by the US Marshal’s Service in Benton Harbor, MI.  Beals, who was taken into custody on the outstanding arrest warrant for Homicide, is awaiting…

Bank Personnel Foil Attempted Robbery

February 9, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – At approximately 9:20 this morning, sheriff’s deputies were summoned to the Federated Bank in Chebanse (110 First North St, Chebanse, IL) in regards to an attempted bank robbery. Bank personnel contacted the police after observing a suspicious person approaching the bank with an article partially concealing his face and wearing heavy clothing and gloves.

Chicago Man Pleads Guilty for Battering Kankakee County Correctional Officer

January 26, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – 28 year-old, Cordarryl Stevenson, of Chicago, pled guilty Monday afternoon in a Kankakee County Courtroom to Aggravated Battery causing Great Bodily Harm to a Peace or Correctional Officer. Stevenson was incarcerated in the Jerome Combs Detention Center in May of last year awaiting trial on two separate cases for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery in Cook…

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