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The wedding vows Uncle Ray and Aunt Dolores took on their wedding day — which I would bet my last dollar on — must have meant everything to them. So much, in fact, they were not about to be separated even by death.

Following a recent visit to Kankakee from President Joe Biden, Jack Klasey looks back on a 1962 visit from former President Dwight David Eisenhower.

When the president of the United States of America is headed to your home, can someone ever be truly ready?

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas Wednesday through one of the hubs that feed Western European homes and industry, while a Kremlin-installed official in a southern region seized by Russian troops said the area will ask Moscow to annex it.

Kankakee County Vaccine Tracker

Kankakee County Vaccine Tracker


Total administered vaccine doses


People fully vaccinated


Percent of population fully vaccinated


Total boosters administered


7 day average daily doses administered


Doses reported on 5/2

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
Last updated on 5/3/22. IDPH data is subject to change.

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Kankakee County will update its plan to reduce the damages caused by severe weather such as floods, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, and thunderstorms among other events.

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As flights go, it was ordinary. Still, the trip stands out in my memory as one of my all-time favorites. That’s because I traveled light.

For fans of moody gray skies, sullen detectives, visits to the morgue and forensics, there’s always season two of “The Truth Will Out,” a Scandinavian noir series entering its second season on the Acorn streaming service, presented in Swedish with English subtitles.

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