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Jarvis served as Manteno mayor for 16 years. He served those 16 mayoral years over a 32-year span, from 1969 through 2001. “Jerry Jarvis bled Manteno purple,” Manteno-based businessman Francis Smith said.

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The Economic and Community Development Agency is hosting a series of business workshops during 2023. Each workshop will take place at 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month from February through October.

Steven Hunter's public service to the city of Kankakee and the county has left an impressive legacy that's still being cultivated. For that, he has been named the recipient of the Daily Journal’s Lifetime Achievement award for 2022.

Kankakee-based farmer Jeff O'Connor discusses his year of opportunity, which has designated him as the Daily Journal's 2022 Male Citizen of the Year.

The Daily Journal's Young Citizen of the Year is Kankakee County Museum Executive Director Veronica Featherston, who has dedicated the last decade to reinvigorating the historic museum. 

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After weeks of hesitation that created impatience among Germany's allies, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday that his government would provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks and approve requests by other countries to do the same.

A helicopter carrying Ukraine's interior minister and other government officials crashed Wednesday in a residential area near the capital of Kyiv, killing him and about a dozen other people, including a child on the ground, authorities said.

Ukraine's first lady on Tuesday pressed world leaders and corporate executives at the World Economic Forum's annual gathering to do more to help her country at a time when Russia's invasion is leaving children dying and the world struggling with food insecurity.

Though its season is still on the early side, flu is already making quite an impact. And it’s not alone — the combination of other respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and RSV with fewer precautions taken is producing a storm of sniffles and sneezes.

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The Secret Food Pantry will host its next mobile pop-up event in the village of Bourbonnais from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday. Due to the village’s Community Campus construction, the mobile pantry will be hosted at a nearby location and with a new route.

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Jarvis served as Manteno mayor for 16 years. He served those 16 mayoral years over a 32-year span, from 1969 through 2001. “Jerry Jarvis bled Manteno purple,” Manteno-based businessman Francis Smith said.

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The Gardner-South Wilmington dance team has spent the better part of the decade as one of the top small-school teams in the state, and this year has proven to be no exception.

Calling all artists! Two local nonprofits, Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism and Clove Alliance are preparing for art shows and are looking for submissions from local artists.

On Jan. 26, Knack Brewing & Fermentations, 789 S. McMullen Drive, Kankakee, held its first vinyl night. The event was hosted by Joe Hernandez, of Kankakee, who will be back Feb. 26 for a second vinyl event.

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