Crimestoppers Fugitive: Ellis

$250 CASH REWARD Offered for any information that leads to the apprehension of Taevon T. Ellis (20 years of age). If you know the whereabouts of this individual, contact CrimeStoppers at (815) 93-CRIME. DO NOT attempt to detain this person. He is considered Armed & Dangerous.

You can remain completely…

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…

Missing Person – Cooks / Mason



The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance locating missing mother/son that was last seen at their Momence home on July 8th.  If you know the whereabouts of these individuals please call KanComm Dispatch at (815) 933-3324.  Reference Case # 14-21839.

Francine S Cooks F/B 01-16/61 53 YOA 5’09” 150 lbs Blk/Bro

Gregory A Mason…

Texas Roadhouse Special Olympics Event

Texas Roadhouse restaurants will be teaming up with local law enforcement officers on Friday, July 25, for a Benefit Lunch.
Local officers will serve a “free” lunch of a limited menu from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This exclusive lunch includes a pulled pork sandwich, corn, freshly baked bread with honey-cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Diners are simply asked to leave a donation at…

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…

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