Daily Journal staff report

KANKAKEE — A 49-year-old woman was taken to a Kankakee hospital Wednesday night after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Court Street, according to police.

The victim was conscious when transported to the hospital, police said.

Kankakee police said officers responded at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a hit and run in the 1600 block of East Court Street.

When officers arrived, they learned the woman was crossing Court Street going north when she was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Court Street. The vehicle did not stop, police said.

The vehicle was described as a dark-colored Chevy Impala.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at and 815-937-3366.