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Daily Journal
     June 15, 2020      #16-167 KDJ
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Kankake police receive grant to help curb gun

Daily Journal staff report

KANKAKEE — A $48,000 grant will be put to use in Kankakee police’s efforts to reduce gun violence in the city.

The department recently received the grant for ShotSpotter, a real-time gunshot detection and alert system in which gunfire activity is monitored 24/7 and police are notified immediately.

In a recent briefing, Kankakee Chief Frank Kosman reported that while crime numbers have declined slightly, gun violence continues to remain problematic.

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