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KANKAKEE — A male inmate at Jerome Combs Detention Center attempted suicide on Thursday, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police said.

Due to the quick actions and work of medical and correction staff, the inmate had a pulse when he left the building, according to the sheriff's police.

The inmate was taken to a local hospital to be treated, they said.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.

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