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…

Scam Alert 7/3/14

Sheriff Tim Bukowski and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office are warning the community of a recent scam that has been reported in our area. A relative of one of our Sheriff’s Deputies received a call earlier this morning from someone claiming to be a Lieutenant from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division. Since that time, we have received numerous similar…

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

Below, click to download the Media Fact sheet and FAQ for the Route 113 Pipeline leak:

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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…

Merit Commission Meeting Notice

This is a notice that the Kankakee Sheriff’s Merit Commission will be meeting on Wednesday March 19th, 2014 at 4pm in the Merit Commission Office located inside the EMA department.


Topic will be a discussion of the new hire process being postponed.

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Swanson Federally Indicted


Tim Swanson was indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous charges stemming from alleged actions while he was employed by the city of Countryside, Illinois as their police chief.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified by federal authorities of the indictment and advised that none of the counts of the indictment are related to his employment in Kankakee County.

Swanson was hired in…

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