Police blotter


Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group arrested Russell W. Cookson, 37, of Bourbonnais, and charged him with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. According to Illinois State Police, Cookson was arrested Feb. 7 outside of his Bourbonnais residence. During a search, agents say they seized suspected methamphetamine. A Kankakee County judge set Cookson’s bond at $200,000.

Home invasion

Kankakee County Sheriff’s police arrested Jordan E. Green, 28, of Kankakee, on Feb. 7 and charged him with home invasion. According to police, Green is accused of breaking into an occupied residence on Stawsma Drive in Aroma Park. A Kankakee County judge set Green’s bail at $150,000.


Kankakee police arrested James R. Gouge, 29, of Kankakee, on Feb. 6 and charged him with armed robbery. According to police, Gouge is accused of being one of five men who robbed his ex-girlfriend on Feb. 2 of items including cash and her phone in an alley in the 300 block of South Harrison Avenue. Police said on Feb. 6, Gouge was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by an officer in the area of East Court Street and South Schuyler Avenue. A Kankakee County judge set Gouge’s bond at $150,000.