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Fire at On Deck bar in Kankakee

A Sunday night fire at the On Deck Bar & Grill on Route 17, east of Kankakee, destroyed the tavern’s deck. 

Firefighters were able to keep the flames from doing serious damage to the inside of the building.  Reports of up to a dozen fire departments answered the call around 11 pm.

No one was injured. The cause remains under investigation.

There were no customers. The On Deck has been closed since the county recently stripped the bar of its liquor license, because of an alleged  illegal stripper party.

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I-57 rollover near Manteno

Illinois State Police report a rollover accident on I-57 Friday sent two children and three adults  to a Kankakee hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident happened south of the Manteno exit at about 9 am.   

Police reported a southbound Jeep driven by a  Chicago man rolled over.  Further details were not immediately available.


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Kankakee Police investigating shooting; one injured

One woman was treated for a gunshot wound following a shooting Friday in Kankakee.

Information was still being gathered by investigators late in the afternoon.  No arrests were made. Initial reports stated a 34-year-old woman was injured during a shooting at Eagle and East River streets. The injury was not life-threatening.

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Holiday Highway Construction Work

The Interstate 57 entrance ramp at exit 315 in Bradley will close Friday.

The northbound entrance ramp at State Route 50 will close at noon Friday because of the ongoing construction. Motorists looking to head north on 57 will be redirected south on the interstate to exit 312 at Illinois Route 17 where they can re-enter northbound.

The ramp at Route 50 will be closed until Tuesday at noon.

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Some construction suspended over holiday weekend


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois transportation officials say they're gearing up for busy roadways this Memorial Day weekend and have a plan to reduce congestion.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended to improve traffic flow at the unofficial start of summer.

Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider says the move helps ensure safety with the increase of motorists expected on the roads.

The suspension starts 3 p.m. on Friday through midnight Monday.

Transportation officials are urging motorists to obey posted speed limits and that posted limits are still in effect for construction zones even if there's no construction in the works.