Chicago's taxi cab cartel donated $180,750 to 61 state legislators in 2014-15, including Rep. Kate Cloonen (D-Kankakee), encouraging them to help preserve their traditional monopoly by banning ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in Illinois.
Kankakee County remains "in dire financial straits," County Auditor Jacob "Jake" Lee's said in his recently released third-quarter report, but he had some cautious good news as well and advised fiscal conservatism in the path ahead.
Thomas Lombard House, an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled in Momence, was cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for violations of the Nursing Home Care Act in the third quarter of 2017.
The Limestone Township Board went ahead with a special meeting on Sept. 25 despite giving only a day's notice that it would be held, which violates the state's Township Code, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) argued in a recent Illinois Leaks article.
A state appeals panel has reversed a Cook County judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit in which Chicago and Skokie claimed Kankakee and Channahon ran schemes to divert into their treasuries tax revenue from out-of-state retailers.
Limestone Township Supervisor Dennis Rettke has resigned following a slew of Limestone Township residents’ complaints about the way the township highway commissioner has been conducting business, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Running on a platform of prioritizing local issues and fiscal responsibility, Colton Ekhoff is challenging Kankakee County Board Member Jim Vickery for the District 2 seat in the upcoming Republican primaries.