From 1-6 p.m. March 31, a drive will be held at the Bourbonnais Fire Department, 1080 Armour Road, Bourbonnais. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Speckman Realty and Municipal Bank will sponsor the event. ...READ MOREFriday blood drive in Bourbonnais gives donors gift cards, raffles
New to the youth services department is Reading with Mavis, a program where youngsters can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Mavis, a 6-year-old therapy dog. Read moreKankakee library's therapy dog makes reading fun
The Economic and Community Development Agency will host a workshop at 5:30 p.m. April 11 in the ECDA Office, 200 E Court St., Suite 410, Kankakee. This workshop will review home maintenance checklists. Read moreECDA to host healthy homes workshop
Charles Tudor, a 25-year employee of the city of Kankakee and an assistant soccer coach for Kankakee High School, was selected for the role. Read moreNew transportation director hired for Kankakee schools
At the recent Kankakee Planning Board meeting, members unanimously approved a conditional use permit allowing for the operation of a phlebotomy vocational school in the 200 block of West Jeffery Street. Read moreKankakee Planning Board OKs phlebotomy school
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will be the season’s reopening of the French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn, 165 N. Indiana Ave., Kankakee. From 10 a.m. to noon, patrons can purchase coffee from Brew Head Espresso. Read moreOpportunities to visit French Heritage Museum return for spring
Norm Strasma and Riverside Healthcare are dedicating some resources to having the river become a focal point of renewed development with Currents of Kankakee's rverwalk project. Read moreStrasma, Riverside kickstart riverwalk with funding
Fire heavily damaged the home of a family of nine in Manteno on Friday. Read moreManteno family displaced by fire
The Kankakee School Board voted unanimously Monday to finalize a document that will be used to solicit bids for search firms in the quest for the next superintendent of Kankakee School District 111. Read moreKankakee School Board OKs sending out RFP for search firms
Members of the faculty and staff union at Governors State University took a strike vote last week after an agreement could not be reached nine months into negotiations. Read moreFaculty, staff union at Governors State verging on strike
The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce and Women In Networking will be accepting nominations for the bi-annual ATHENA Leadership Award and the Young ATHENA Leadership Award through April 1. Read moreDeadline nearing for chamber's ATHENA nominations
Clove Alliance, Kankakee Community College and the 21st Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council are sponsoring a conference for professionals, Educate — Advocate — Eliminate: Sexual Violence Awareness Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 21 on the campus of Kankakee Community College. Read moreClove Alliance hosting sexual violence awareness conference
On behalf of Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the village of Bourbonnais is assisting in outreach efforts for transportation study participants. The study, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will be conducted this week. Read moreParticipants sought for nighttime research study
Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259 in Hopkins Park will begin Conversational Spanish Classes from 6-8 p.m. beginning April 11 in the SAFE Center at Lorenzo R. Smith School. Read moreSecond language classes coming to Pembroke
Village of Bourbonnais officials are hosting an open house event Wednesday night to help inform Bourbonnais residents with the village’s proposed Non-Home Rule Sales Tax referendum for property tax relief. Read moreBourbonnais hosting open house on proposed sales tax referendum
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With a $50,000 assist from T-Mobile, a national wireless communication company, Kankakee officials are targeting 2023 as the year the business entrepreneur project — to be based at 310 S. Schuyler Ave. in the former Midland States Bank location — goes from concept to reality. Read moreFrom bank to business incubator, Kankakee prepares for Co.LAB
To diminish the volunteer firefighter shortage Illinois is currently facing, State Senator Patrick Joyce, D-Essex, advanced a plan out of the Senate Friday to allow for more people to complete firefighter training. Read moreJoyce plan passes Senate, Haas-backed legislation passes House
The southbound Interstate 57 through Kankakee will close overnight, weather permitting, for three nights beginning Tuesday to accommodate shoulder repairs. The road will be closed between the U.S. 45/52 interchange (exit 308) and the Illinois 50 interchange (exit 315). Read moreSouthbound I-57 in Kankakee closes overnight for three nights
The legal sale of recreational marijuana will begin in Kankakee County on Wednesday in the location which once was the longtime home for an Aldi grocery store. Read moreRetail marijuana site opening in Bradley
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