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Steven Hunter's public service to the city of Kankakee and the county has left an impressive legacy that's still being cultivated. For that, he has been named the recipient of the Daily Journal’s Lifetime Achievement award for 2022.

Kankakee-based farmer Jeff O'Connor discusses his year of opportunity, which has designated him as the Daily Journal's 2022 Male Citizen of the Year.

The Daily Journal's Young Citizen of the Year is Kankakee County Museum Executive Director Veronica Featherston, who has dedicated the last decade to reinvigorating the historic museum. 

Daily Journal's 2021 Citizens of the Year

For his ongoing efforts to lift up and advocate for the local Hispanic community, Victor Nevarez has been named the Daily Journal’s 2021 Male Citizen of the Year.

After 30 years as Olivet Nazarene University's president, Dr. John Bowling will be retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Bowling reflects back on his career and his time at Olivet.

Daily Journal's 2019 Citizens of the Year

Daily Journal's 2018 Citizens of the Year

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