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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.

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

© 2013 Joe Barillari Cinemark

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Man of Steel: Two Minute Review

© 2013 Joe Barillari Classic Cinemas Paramount

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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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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
Who will try?
We will:
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The Lone Ranger: Two Minute Review

© 2013 Joe Barillari Two Minute Review:

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Theatre – Cinemark Movies 10, Bourbonnais

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Frances Ha: Two Minute Review

© 2013 Joe Barillari Two Minute Review:

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Landmark Century Ctre, Chicago
Glen Art Theatre, Glen Ellyn, IL
Normal Theatre, Normal, IL
DVD release estimated Sep 2013
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Kankakee electric higher than ComEd: Now what?

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$186,000 of Kankakee money goes to a Georgia Business

Ongoing Investigation
by Joanie Liesenfelt, Publisher/Managing Editor
kankakeegazette.com updated 6-3-2013
According to local sources, a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) was made to the City of Kankakee asking for copies of documents, check copies Continue reading

Local newspaper drops the ball again — on purpose

Commentary | KankakeGazette.com | posted 6-3-2013
A memorial service was held for Joan Reed in Kankakee May 7, 2013 at the River North/Freight House Pub at 555 S. West Avenue in Kankakee. Continue reading

Joan Reed April 11, 1948 — April 11, 2013

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Joan Marie Reed, mother, dear companion, sister, friend, educator, activist, long-time resident of Kankakee, IL, passed away April 11 on her 65th birthday. Continue reading

Are hundreds of truckloads of Chicagoland garbage coming to your area of the county?

By Darrel W. Bruck, Jr. 6-7-2013
Please call or email Chairman Bossert and your board member: tell them to vote No to changing the County Solid Waste Plan.
The Plan now says: The county is not interested in garbage dump developers coming here to locate a mega Chicago regional garbage dump.
Tell Chairman Bossert and your board member:
VOTE NO to making Kankakee County the garbage dump for Chicago.

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Plywood Beckons!

“Nobody home!
Steal My Plumbing!
Trash Me!”
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$186,000 of Kankakee money goes to a Georgia business

City of Kankakee way-finding signs, purchased from Norcross, Georgia, next to Epstein look-a-like with some text covered to show design features.

City of Kankakee way-finding signs (purchased from Norcross, Georgia) with Epstein look-a-like (some text covered to show design features).

Ongoing Investigation
Posted by Joanie Liesenfelt, Publisher/Managing Editor
kankakeegazette.com 4-7-2013
The City of Kankakee spent $186,000 (or more) for way-finding signs at a Georgia business not a Kankakee business. Mayor Epstein must think Kankakee sign makers are no good. Continue reading

Jarman Porter: Because we deserve better

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Mayor Epstein: “how can someone determined to commit such a horrendous crime be stopped?

Kankakee Public Safety Center

Mayor Epstein:
“how can someone determined to commit such a horrendous crime be stopped?”

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Are you better off today than 4 years ago?

Letter to the Editor
from Darrel W. Bruck Jr.
3-20-2013

The City of Kankakee has been in decline for many years as most of us know who grew up here. The city’s decline not only hurts its residents but also brings down the rest of the county. Continue reading

Kankakee River Valley Prescription Pill &
Drug Disposal program

This program is funded by a $20 assessment levied against persons who commit specified drug offenses.

“Municipalities and state governments don’t have to pay,” says Paul Ritter, ecology teacher and director of the National Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program (P2D2)Continue reading

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