The Illinois Third Appellate Court reversed a Kankakee County circuit judge’s decision to dismiss Nancy Rish’s petition to be resentenced for her role in the murder of Kankakee business man Stephen B. Small in September 1987.

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

The Kankakee Valley Park Board OK’d a $3.25 million bond issue at Monday’s commissioners meeting at the Bird Park Administration building.

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Illinois colleges and universities both public and private are being encouraged to issue mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies, but that won’t be the case at the two higher education institutions in Kankakee County.

With the state now indicating decisions on COVID-19 precautions will be left up to schools, districts are in the process of making those calls and getting plans into place for the 2021-22 school year.