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While AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital may be behind its group’s other medical centers in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations, the Kankakee hospital now has a 63 percent vaccination rate. ...READ MORE

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Having lived here for the past 30 years, Reginald Jones will now put all of that knowledge to work as he has been named the newest member of the 14-member Kankakee City Council. Read more

In a complete about-face from the Kankakee City Council's vote from one year ago, Fortitude Community Outreach received a needed permit to operate its homeless shelter five nights a week in downtown Kankakee. Read more

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Kankakee School District 111, with at least three people in the district, including at least one student and one staff member, in serious condition due to complications with the virus, Superintendent Genevra Walters said. Read more

A national shortage of bus drivers has plagued the start of school for many districts, including Herscher, where the superintendent, high school principal and curriculum director are taking courses to get commercial driver's licenses in case they need to pitch in. Read more

Two male Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School students were struck by a vehicle on Thursday as the students were crossing West North Street toward the school at North Grand Avenue. Read more

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

Kankakee County submitted an $8.3 million broadband infrastructure grant application that, if awarded, would provide a great benefit to local homes, schools and businesses in the eastern part of the county. Read more

KANKAKEE — A rocky start to the school year at Kankakee High School — for which the Illinois State Board of Education has plans to intervene — was the subject of frustrations voiced by students, parents, board members and community leaders during Monday’s Kankakee School Board meeting. Read more

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. Read more

The Kankakee Valley Park District held its inaugural Pup Pool Pawtie on Saturday at the newly renovated Splash Valley. More than 60 dogs and their owners took part in the festive event that ran for two hours. Read more

Bonfield First United Methodist Church, founded in 1881, will close its doors with a final service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Former pastors, members and friends are invited to attend. Read more

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