The former long-running, two-weekend, variety entertainment show which once was Bishop McNamara Catholic High School's signature fundraiser is set for a return engagement.
A broken water heater at Liberty Intermediate School is being replaced after the purchase was approved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Bourbonnais Elementary School Board.
For Kankakee’s Florence Stove Company, Jan. 1, 1951, was anything but hopeful and positive. On that day, a fast-moving fire ripped through the company’s 58,000-square foot warehouse, destroying more than 30,000 products ready for shipment.
The annual crime report for Bradley was a mixed bag, but two obvious trends in 2022 were significant movement within the categories of burglary and property crimes.
COPS & COURTS NEWS
Gus Robinson Jr., 37, of Kankakee, was arrested Monday by Kankakee police on the charge of aggravated assault in a public place. READ MOREKankakee man arrested in fake firearm threats
Former House Speaker Michael Madigan called the shots on a bill worth $1.8 billion to Illinois’ largest electrical utility. That’s what the state lawmaker who sponsored the bill said Tuesday in the trial of four former ComEd executives and lobbyists. READ MORELawmaker says Madigan called the shots on $1.8B ComEd legislation
Jacqueline Bertrand, of Bradley, faces multiple charges that include threatening to kill a Kankakee County probation officer and threatening to blow up multiple Kankakee County probation vehicles. READ MOREOne person charged with threatening probation officer, department
SPRINGFIELD – A measure spurred by reports of abuse at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday and will head to the House.
The Illinois Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that gives financial protection to children whose parents make money posting videos of them on social media.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ economy ranked near the bottom in all 11 of its major industries over Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s first term in office, a time that also saw the state rank just 35th in the country in overall job growth.
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.
Libraries in Illinois, including at K-12 schools, could see their funding cut if there are efforts to restrict books under a bill that passed the House Wednesday.
Job resignation rates are relatively low in the Great Lakes states compared with the rest of the nation, WalletHub reported Wednesday.
In head coach Alee Rashenskas' first home game leading her alma mater, sophomore shortstop Teagan McCue led a red-hot Irish lineup to a win over Iroquois West. READ MORESOFTBALL: Irish bats heat up in home opener over IW
Wednesday's and Thursday's prep scores and results. READ MOREROUNDUP: Herscher baseball edges Kankakee; Beecher softball cruises past St. Anne
The Fightin' Irish made school history Friday when their 4-2 win at BBCHS gave the program their first-ever girls soccer All-City championship. READ MOREGIRLS SOCCER: Mac girls soccer wins first-ever All-City title
Tuesday's college and prep scores and results. READ MOREROUNDUP: BBCHS softball edges Minooka; Reed-Custer's Stellano throws no-hitter
MORE LOCAL NEWS
A $95 million reconstruction of the long-antiquated Interstate 57 interchange at East Court Street is finally set and construction could begin by 2027. ...READ MOREKankakee receiving $95M for Court Street interchange
The committee approved seven requests for funding, including $1.5 million for the new Kankakee County Animal Control building in Bourbonnais. The funds must be given final approval by the full county board at its next meeting on April 11. ...READ MORECounty finance committee approves $1.56M of ARPA funding
The length of the elected office for Kankakee Valley Park District commissioners will be reduced from six years to four years following the board’s vote this week. ...READ MOREKVPD shortens commissioner terms
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
- Retail marijuana site opening in Bradley
- Southbound I-57 in Kankakee closes overnight for three nights
- New horror film hitting Paramount Theatre made by Kankakee native
- FOOTBALL: Mac's Wright lives childhood dream with Minnesota commitment
- Kankakee man arrested in fake firearm threats
- Manteno family displaced by fire
- New transportation director hired for Kankakee schools
- Former KCC standout Dodd earns rotation spot for Atlanta Braves
- Strasma, Riverside kickstart riverwalk with funding
- GIRLS SOCCER: Mac girls soccer wins first-ever All-City title
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Wastewater samples taken at Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency are tested for SARS CoV-2 as part of the Illinois Wastewater Surveillance System, which monitors the levels of coronavirus and other pathogens in communities throughout the state.
A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab?
After an uptick of COVID-19 cases around the end of 2022, Kankakee County is starting to see the numbers come down.
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