Over the past 130 years, a four-square-block site in the Village of Bradley has been occupied by four different manufacturing plants, provided employment for literally thousands of men and women, and suffered two disastrous fires.

Two male Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School students were struck by a vehicle on Thursday as the students were crossing West North Street toward the school at North Grand Avenue.

Kankakee County Vaccine Tracker

Kankakee County Vaccine Tracker

88,550

Total administered vaccine doses


44,812

People fully vaccinated


40.73%

Percent of population fully vaccinated


190

7 day average daily doses administered


174

Doses reported on 9/14


Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
Last updated on 9/15/21. IDPH data is subject to change.

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The Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School School Board heard from some district residents about the school’s mask policy during Monday’s meeting — again. The board had also heard from residents during its August meeting.

President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

Professional/College Sports

The long wait for college football is finally over and the Illini (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten) got the season started on a winning note. Illinois beat seven point favorites Nebraska (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten) 30-22 in Champaign on Saturday.

Bourbonnais News

A national shortage of bus drivers has plagued the start of the school year for many school districts, including Herscher, where the superintendent, high school principal and curriculum director are currently taking courses to get commercial driver's licenses in case they need to pitch in.

Two male Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School students were struck by a vehicle on Thursday as the students were crossing West North Street toward the school at North Grand Avenue.

Bradley News

Over the past 130 years, a four-square-block site in the Village of Bradley has been occupied by four different manufacturing plants, provided employment for literally thousands of men and women, and suffered two disastrous fires.

Two male Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School students were struck by a vehicle on Thursday as the students were crossing West North Street toward the school at North Grand Avenue.

Manteno News

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