On Sunday, April 21, 1912, 22-year-old Edgar Charles Rice was on a baseball diamond in Galesburg, Illinois, trying out for the town's minor league baseball team, the Pavers, in a game against the Monmouth Browns.
At the Kankakee County law enforcement meeting on Wednesday hosted by the Kankakee branch of the NAACP at the sheriff’s complex, the recent shooting of the Bradley Police officers was at the front of everyone’s minds.
KANKAKEE — The Kankakee Police Department and the Kankakee County Coroner’s Office are working jointly on seven fentanyl overdose cases in a period of 24 hours late this week.
Due to the probability of an impending decommission of two 30-year-old boilers which heat two school buildings, Kankakee District 111 is currently combing through the community to find locations for 38 classrooms and 162 staff members.
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Detainees being held at Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee through an agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will soon be moved to another facility outside of Illinois or released.
By BETH HUNDSDORFERCapitol News Illinoisbhundsdorfer@capitolnewsillinois.comThree Republican state House members called for hearings into the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday out of concerns for workers’ safety, improper placements of state wards and the recent…
In a battle of unbeaten River Valley Conference squads, Momence claimed a 42-38 home victory over Beecher on Friday to improve to 15-1 and 6-0 in conference. READ MORE
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.
A continuing sharp spike in COVID-19 cases being driven by the omicron variant has pushed the state’s hospital capacity to its limits and is prompting the state to bring in additional health care workers from other states and countries.
The Kankakee County Health Department will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday for ages 5 and over from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans.
The Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday that the state had recorded 201,428 new cases of COVID-19 over the previous week, a 57 percent increase over the previous week, while the weekly number of deaths rose 15 percent, to 444 as the omicron variant of the virus continues to spread.
The county’s seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 test positivity has risen from 12.4 percent on Dec. 25 to 18.2 percent as of Jan. 1, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.