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Illinois children can showcase their artistic talents and consider the importance of art, thanks to a statewide art contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Board of Education. Read more

Wade is working with Jovan Marshall of the Kankakee City Life Center and Rhonda Currie of Kankakee Community College to be a guest speaker for their “Man Up” series, designed for young men in high school who may be in need of advice and teachings from adults in the community who were once in their shoes. Read more

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With COVID-19 ramifications, significant undercounts for the 2020 Census are possible. But even if everyone was counted, some local officials worry the results will show a population drop for the area and state.  Read more

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

Olivet Nazarene University has hired a new president to take the place of John Bowling, who is set to retire in May after 30 years in the office. Read more

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police and the Kankakee County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a field Tuesday. Read more

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

Students returned to Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School on Monday for the first day of second semester with two major changes — an hour more of class time and a return to the every-other-day attendance schedule. Read more

With her due date not until Jan. 3, Blair Lillis, of Bourbonnais, had no idea she and her husband, Ryan, would welcome their newborn baby boy, Ramsey, at 6:45 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Read more

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