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Kankakee County

New Map Has City Lawmakers Representing Farmland

AP | By DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

ST. ANNE, Ill. -- Surrounded by fields that grow corn, soybeans, melons and potatoes, this tiny rural village is 65 miles from Chicago but light years...

Jailhouse SHOCK: Taser Use In Illinois Detention Centers

Chicago Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2005, the sheriff of Kankakee County, Ill., discovered the alchemy necessary to turn the financial burden of operating jails into a financial boon....

Pembroke Township: Mired In Poverty, Now Devastated By Tornadoes, With No Help In Sight

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The unfathomable depth of the poverty in Pembroke Township, Illinois has been the subject of ten years of sporadic national media attention. Those yea...