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Kankakee, like many smaller cities across the country, became a “boom town” in the mid-to-late 1940s. Soldiers returning from duty in World War II married and started families, creating a demand for new housing. Industrial firms relocated here, and some local industries and businesses expand… Read more

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) will be hosting a first dose clinic of Moderna's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, available by appointment or walk-in, for Illinois adults on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read more

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

During World War II, America was "The Arsenal of Democracy," with its factories producing vast quantities of the necessary tools of war for Allied forces fighting in Europe and Asia.  Read more

The Rotary Club of Bradley-Bourbonnais announces the "It's Always the 16th Annual" Rotary Golf Classic, happening on Thursday, July 22, at Oak Springs Golf Course. Read more

Longtime Limestone Fire Protection District firefighter extraordinaire Lyle Coffman was honored for his years of public service by the Kankakee County Board on Tuesday at its monthly meeting in the county administration building. Read more

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