2020 Progress Awards

The leasing of the former Sears Logistics location in Manteno to Lowe's Home Improvement is the largest industrial lease ever in the Chicagoland market, not including warehouses built for a specific tenant.

Two of downtown Kankakee's most prominent office buildings — the PNC Bank building and Clock Tower Centre — have been sold for $1.43 million to two developers.

Local coverage of coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices dur…

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This past week, New York got worse — far worse. In New York City, as morgue space ran out, people started wondering where the bodies will go and the funeral industry struggled to keep up. On the streets of a city accustomed to the exact opposite of social distancing, New Yorkers found a new,…

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As the number of infections from the new coronavirus has grown to more than 1.1 million worldwide, health care systems are straining under the surge of patients and lack of medical equipment like ventilators, protective masks and gloves. The New York governor said the Chinese government was …

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MANTENO — Dawn Foods, a Manteno-based business since 2007, has been sold to a Minneapolis, Minn.-based company which focuses on frozen baking ingredients.

MANTENO — Manteno police will be doing some things differently in response to the coronavirus.Manteno Chief Al Swinford said the department will follow recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ed Helms is back in the driver’s seat — of a cop car — in the new Netflix film “Coffee & Kareem.” As a 12-year-old boy, Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh), the rap-loving, foul-mouthed son of Vanessa (Taraji P. Henson) hires a thug to mess with his mom’s boyfriend, Coffee (Helms), the p…