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The Event and Skate Plaza located at 600 Main Street NW, behind the Village of Bourbonnais Administration Office, is now available to the public for ice skating (weather-permitting).

KANKAKEE — Riverside Healthcare is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide healthy food options for families in need and those with chronic medical conditions. The Riverside RX Mobile Food Pantry offers fresh and nutritious food once per month and is planned for the follow…

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A suspect in an armed robbery of a Pontiac gas station Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody six hours and 50 miles later on the west side of Kankakee after he crashed his vehicle following a high-speed police chase. READ MORE

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

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By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.comSPRINGFIELD – Police chiefs and sheriffs told a panel of state lawmakers Friday that they need more resources and support from the public and the General Assembly to combat a rising rate of violent crime in Illinois. Some s…

By GRACE KINNICUTTCapitol News Illinoisgkinnicutt@capitolnewsillinois.comSPRINGFIELD – Hoping to make abortion care more accessible, a facility near St. Louis is set to be the “first of its kind” in providing financial assistance for travel-related costs.A Regional Logistics Center was opene…

By GRACE KINNICUTTCapitol News Illinoisgkinnicutt@capitolnewsillinois.comSPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday announced the beginning of the next phase of construction along the Interstate 80 corridor that will modernize Houbolt Road in Joliet.The state investment in the public-private…

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The Kankakee School Board approved the move of students and staff from Lincoln Cultural Center and King Middle School to alternate locations due to problem boilers during a special meeting Thursday at Kankakee High School. ...READ MORE

KANKAKEE — All Center for COVID Control locations — including the 275 S. Schuyler Ave. facility in downtown Kankakee — will not reopen today after a week break as originally announced. Rather, they will remain closed until further notice, according to a press release posted to the company’s … ...READ MORE

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KANKAKEE — All Center for COVID Control locations — including the 275 S. Schuyler Ave. facility in downtown Kankakee — will not reopen today after a week break as originally announced. Rather, they will remain closed until further notice, according to a press release posted to the company’s …