Two of the major governments in Iroquois County, the Iroquois County Board and the city of Watseka, do not have final plans yet on using the federal stimulus funding it is set to receive as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

A roundup of area arrests for serious crimes. Unless otherwise stated, these reports are taken directly from police reports.

A roundup of area arrests for serious crimes. Unless otherwise stated, these reports are taken directly from police reports.

Anyone associated with the Kankakee Valley Park District from employees and staff to commissioners and executive director will tell you, "It's a long time coming" for Splash Valley Aquatic Park.

State's Attorney Jim Rowe receives this year's Social Services Progress Award for implementing the role of community outreach specialist. 

It might have once been described as a leap of faith, but what Dave and Tiffany Kruse have done is now proving effective in helping firefighters.

Kankakee County Vaccine Tracker

Kankakee County Vaccine Tracker


Total administered vaccine doses


People fully vaccinated


Percent of population fully vaccinated


7 day average daily doses administered


Doses reported to be administered on 4/15

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
Last updated on 4/16/21.

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The statewide unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March, to 7.1 percent, as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases and the case positivity rate appeared to be leveling.

Professional/College Sports

In this week’s Daily Journal Prep Podcast, Mason Schweizer moves talks with Olivet Nazarene University quarterback David Hutton and head football coach Eric Hehman ahead of the Tigers’ NAIA Playoff matchup against Baker University.

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Jayhawks until he retires, even as the school awaits a decision from an independent panel investigating five Level I infractions charges alleged by the NCAA.

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Dear Jill: A pharmacy chain has bottles of acetaminophen on sale for $1.49 each or 4-for-$4. Obviously, the best move here is to buy four, but every time they have this sale, it goes fast.

It is just after 5 a.m. and my husband, Joe, and sons Benjamin, 21, and Joseph, 18, all have left for another day’s work.

Last week, S.T.O.P Team collaborated with Economic Community Development Agency, Kankakee United, Illinois Coalition for Community Services, State’s Attorney Jim Rowe and the United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties to present a viewing and discussion of the film “American Skin.”

Now streaming on AMC+, the six-part drama series “Spy City” takes place in 1961, when the Cold War nearly turned hot over the Soviets’ decision to physically divide Berlin with concrete and barbed wire.