About 40 percent of students so far who have registered to attend Kankakee High School in the fall have indicated they want a non-traditional schedule, Superintendent Genevra Walters said during Monday’s Kankakee School Board meeting.

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 on 6/16

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
Last updated on 6/17/21.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, a decision he said will save thousands of lives as the government speeds up its vaccination drive.

Starting today, Illinois will be in Phase 5 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, meaning businesses and organizations can resume normal activity, although some limited restrictions will remain in place.

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HERSCHER — The Herscher girls basketball team continued to make its case as one of the area's premier teams of the season on Monday night when it utilized one of the most unselfish offensive performances of the season to knock off Westmont 45-35 in an Interstate Eight Conference contest in H…

Arizona Cardinals running back and 2016 Bishop McNamara graduate Jonathan Ward will return to Kankakee next weekend for a free weekend of education, football camp, family fun, food and COVID-19 vaccinations.

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