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The people have fought and won against two other dump proposals and we will fight another one. We do not want to be the dump for Chicago and Cook County because county government can not bring themselves to live within their means.
By Darrel W. Bruck, Jr. 6-12-2013
Republic Services Newton County, IN, landfill

A “tipper” lifts a truck trailer to dump its contents at the Newton County Landfill, owned and operated by Republic Services. The landfill covers more than 400 acres south of Indiana 114, west of Interstate 65 with 20 years plus existing capacity. Times of Northwest Indiana-Marc Chase.

Protecting Our Water Environment & River, nfp (POWER), would like to thank everyone who attended the June 11, 2013 Kankakee County board meeting. We had a great turnout especially for a weekday morning meeting. I know many of you wanted to be there but could not because you had to go to work. Thanks to those who also spoke during public comment.
Those of you who attended got a first hand experience of how negative the board treats public input. They want to avoid it like the plague. This is why the board held no public hearings on changing the solid waste plan. Instead, they pushed passing the Open-for-a-Chicago-regional-garbage-dump ordinance.
Clearly getting a mega Chicago Regional garbage dump here is on the fast track. A dump developer has already expressed interest, something the younger board members seem to be blissfully naive about.
Board members George Washington, Jr. and Steven Liehr stated the public that attended the meeting was ignorant to just how safe dumping garbage into a mountain   is.  In   so   many
words, they said the board knows best.
Each board member was given a sheet by Chairman Bossert with positive comments to say about bringing a large dump here like the one on I-55 near Pontiac, 200 feet high and hundreds of acres across.
The whole thing was like a big play. Members had their lines printed out for them. Only 5 out of 28 did not go with the script.
A special thanks to county board members Larry Enz and Robert Snipes. They consistently stood up for the citizens in this county. I am sure Chairman Bossert and States Attorney Jamie Boyd will come down hard on them.
As Chairman Bossert said yesterday, he did not go to bid or explore any other consultant than JDB Con- sulting Services which will be paid by us citizens $20,000 a month or $240,000 annually.
No answer was given, when asked why he did not look into anyone else for perhaps a better deal. The Illinois Secretary of State office shows JDB Consulting is operated by James D Burnham of Downers Grove. Bus. Phone: 630-333-5695. Continue reading »

Theft: Loves Travel Stop & Country Stores

Posted by kankakeegazette.com | 7-16-2013 | source: Kankakee City Police Daily Blotter
On 07/14/2013, R/O was dispatched to 3407 S USHY 4552 (Loves Truck Stop) in reference to a subject attempting to use counterfeit currency. Upon arrival, R/O spoke with the cashier, later identified as Kaysee E. Frazer. Frazer stated a male black came into the business wanting to pre-pay for $60.00 worth of unleaded fuel. Frazer stated the subject pulled out a roll of money from his pocket and handed her three $20.00 USC bills. Frazer stated the bills felt different.
Frazer stated she marked the bills with a counterfeit pen and notified the customer he was in possession of counterfeit money. Frazer stated the subject gave her two more real $20.00 USC bills and stated he received the money from his uncle. Frazer asked the customer if he wanted her to test the rest of his money since he had a bunch in his hand. The customer declined and paid for the fuel
Frazer stated she notified the customer that she was calling the police at which point the customer stated it was no problem. Frazer stated she called the police; however when she looked out the window where he was pumping gas, he waved to her, got into his vehicle, and left N/B on Schuyler Ave.
Frazer stated he was driving a black Chevrolet Impala. The license plate Frazer provided did not return to the vehicle she stated he was driving. Frazer described the customer as an older male black over 6ft tall with a left glass eye.
Officers were unable to locate the vehicle or customer. The three counterfeit $20.00 USC bills were placed into evidence at the Kankakee City Police Department. Frazer stated a manager would be able to provide the surveillance tapes to detectives if needed.

Commentary
Joanie Liesenfelt
Publisher/Managing Editor KankakeeGazette.com
Add your favorite Kankakee County locations for the County’s new trash dump idea. To edit, just click on Larger View and enjoy.
So, just mulling things over here. Let’s consider some of the ideas floating around the County.
You know, like about Chairman Michael Bossert and State’s Attorney Jamie Boyd’s secret trash dump deal and secret location and all the secret months of doing the deal behind the backs of citizens and maybe paying the consultant, James D. Burnham.
Unless, Mr. Burnham secretly agreed to work for nothing, find a dump investor, and wait for his $40,000-$60,000 for 2 – 3 months work, which he might have to give back because he’s educated and when he says, “I didn’t know the requirements about siting a landfill and don’t know anything about water-sheds”, well, that’s his job, isn’t it? So he’ll be toast, won’t he?
That    is,    of    course, only if it’s  a   crime  to  keep

Kankakee County Board votes for dumping on our River, our watershed, our lives.

The people have fought and won against two other dump proposals and we will fight another one. We do not want to be the dump for Chicago and Cook County because county government can not bring themselves to live within their means.
By Darrel W. Bruck, Jr. 6-12-2013

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Your Chicago trash dump: Tell Kankakee County Board where to stick it.

Commentary by Joanie Liesenfelt
Publisher/Managing Editor KankakeeGazette.com
Add your favorite Kankakee County locations for the County’s new trash dump idea. To edit, just click on Larger View and enjoy.
So, just mulling things over here. Let’s consider some of the ideas floating around the County. Continue reading

World War Z: Two Minute Review

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2013 Murders

#1 Elizabeth Jamison, Kankakee (City), Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013.
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013
Charged: Nowlan-Mccue, Kimberly L 0735000 murder/intent to kill/injure
Jury trial dates set: Pre-trial 8/20/2013; Jury Trial 10-21-2013.
For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000001

#2 Antonio Smith, Pembroke, Kankakee County, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013

Two Defendants are in the Kankakee County Circuit Court records, charged in separate court cases:

Charged: Case#: 2013 CF 000096 Edwards, Curtis J.
Case Type: CF – FELONY
Initiating Action: L 0010560 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS
Case Status: Open
File Date: 03/07/2013
This case has been continued 6 (six) times since the arraignment.
Case Judge: ELLIOTT, KATHY
Next Event: 08-29-2013.
For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000096
Charged: Case#: 2013 CF 000120 Tucker, Javon K.
Case Type: CF – FELONY
Initiating Action:HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY – 9 (nine) charges filed
Case Status: Open
File Date:03/11/2013
This case has been continued 4 (four) times since the arraignment.
Case Judge:ELLIOTT, KATHY
Next Event: 08/22/2013
For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000120
Note: Defendant Brandin D. Moore appeared in court on April 8, 2013, pleading not guilty (Daily Journal April 9, 2013), the same day as Curtis J. Edwards. But as of July 19, 2013, Mr. Moore’s name was not found on the Circuit Court case records on this case or on any separate case related to Antonio Smith’s murder.
#3 Orlando C. Wilson, Kankakee (City), Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013
Investigation open: Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact 815-933-0426 or Crime Stoppers at 815-93CRIME.
#4 Nelson Williams Jr., Kankakee (City), Thursday, June 27, 2013
Updated by kankakeegazette.com 7-19-2013

Mr. Williams was attacked Monday, June 24, 2013. He died three days later.

Charged: Case# 2013 CF 000272 Taylor, Kamron T.
Case Type: CF – FELONY
Initiating Action: ATTEMPTED MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
Case Status: Open
File Date: 6/26/2013
Case Judge: ELLIOTT, KATHY
Next Event: 09/05/2013

For current status of case, search:
Kankakee County Circuit Clerk E-Access, Online Court Case Searches, Case# 2013 CF 000272

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Kankakee City Police Violent Crime reports

2013-00030098
7/19/2013 22:01 Mob Action;
581 S INDIANA AVE;
Reporting Officer 0625 – Jacobson Kankakee

On 7/19/13 at approx 10:01 PM, officers were dispatched to 581 S Indiana Ave for a mob action. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with the complainant and witness. The complainant stated a White 2001 Cadillac with 3-4 subjects inside pulled alongside him and began throwing rocks, then jumped out and battered him.

The complainant refused medical treatment.

* Source Kankakakee City Police Daily Blotter posted 7/23/2013 at 8:21 a.m.

Small Town

Small Town
When you do not stand up
when government and power
retaliate to shut you up,
when you cower under cover,
never speaking up,
you become the attacker,
you give government power
to attack another and another.
You are attacked because
the person before you cowered.
The next is attacked because of you.
So on your feet!
Do not whisper,
do not hide pretending you do not see,
speak out, loud, here, now,
like you live in America,

before it’s gone.

Joanie Liesenfelt
October 3, 2013
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We will:
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Your Chicago garbage dump:
Where do you want to stick it?

Joan Reed April 11, 1948 – April 11, 2013
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Joan Marie Reed, long- time resident of Kankakee, IL, passed away April 11 on her 65th birthday. A proud Irish lass, she was born in Aurora, IL, youngest child of Lucetta and Thomas McAleese. She attained her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University as well as a Master of Education from National Louis University and a Master of Arts/English Education from Olivet Nazarene University.
Joan worked as an educator   for  over  35 years
in many primary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. At 24, she became the youngest faculty member to be awarded tenure at Plainfield High School and later was elected to the Plainfield District 202 School Board. During her 6 years with St. Francis Academy, she served as Faculty Advisor to the student newspaper (The SFA Focus), which won numerous awards both state and national for excellence.
Joan’s certifications for teaching  included   English,
Special Ed and Gifted.
She  was  active  in a variety of civic/community organizations including Two Rivers Reading Council, Community Emergency Re- sponse Team (CERT), and Wright in Kankakee (for historic preservation of the Bradley House).
A passionate political activist, her concern for environmental justice led her to work with Kankakee River Round Table and Protecting Our Water, Environment and River (POWER), groups which were instrumental in preventing the construction of an aquifer-polluting landfill.
She spearheaded devel- opment of the Kankakee River Valley Prescription and Drug Disposal Program, which sponsors drop-off boxes for safe disposal of unused medications.
Her final act of service was   to   become   an   organ donor through  Gift Of Hope.

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Joan Marie Reed
April 11, 1948 – April 11, 2013
Small Town
When you do not stand up
when government and power
retaliate to shut you up,
when you cower under cover,
never speaking up,
you become the attacker,
you give government power
to attack another and another.
You are attacked because
the person before you cowered.
The next is attacked because of you.
So on your feet!
Do not whisper,
do not hide pretending
you do not see,
speak out, loud, here, now,
like you live in America,
before it’s gone.
Joanie Liesenfelt
October 3, 2013
Who will try?
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for his incredible work
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Nelson Mandela is a world leader and example of peace and justice.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner fought apartheid and campaigned against the racist policies of the South African government despite strong opposition. No matter how many times he was discouraged from his mission or jailed for political offenses, Mandela never gave up his fight for justice.
Mandela wasn't afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what he believed. In his efforts, he has changed the world for the better. And his passionate conviction has inspired many others to do the same.
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“Nobody home!
Steal My Plumbing!
Trash Me!”
Posted by kankakeegazette.com 6-2-2013
Most street-wise people know not to be a victim of crime. Never flash a large roll of cash or open a very full wallet in plain site. Avoid bragging about your Mercedes out in the lot. Avoid certain neighborhoods at all times. Avoid others at peak crime hours. Don’t pick fights in bars. Carry a real police whistle. Carry pepper spray.
These hints aren’t anything new. Criminals needn’t be the brightest bulbs in the lamp to victimize people successfully. Following the hints buys you an edge.
Protecting yourself is frequently straight-forward. Protecting property may be a tad more complex. But, again, basic cautions are simple, particularly when protecting, say, your house.
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