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

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.

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.

The Kankakee County Health Department launched free COVID-19 testing Wednesday morning only to suspend it a few hours later due to the strain the program exerted on the workforce, county health administrator John Bevis said Thursday.

 The seven-day rolling average of daily positive COVID-19 tests in Kankakee County has hovered for two days over 8 percent, the threshold used to mark "substantial" positivity, according to IDPH and the CDC. 

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.

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In this week's installment of the Z-Files, a nine-part series on Bishop McNamara football coach Rich Zinanni, the Daily Journal looks at Zinanni's early run that included four state championships in the 1980s.

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD. 

Just as I was wondering what on earth I would do with all of the basil, oregano and chives in my garden, here came a note from Ginny M., of Minnesota: “I love using flavored vinegars. How can I make my own?”

Just as I was wondering what on earth I would do with all of the basil, oregano and chives in my garden, here came a note from Ginny M., of Minnesota: “I love using flavored vinegars. How can I make my own?”

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD.