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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.

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…

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The U.S. Supreme Court rulings from Thursday had more than one tentacle, and one of those reached Kankakee as the court’s decision confirmed the policy such as the one instituted by Riverside Healthcare regarding staff vaccinations. ...READ MORE

Friends of Bradley Police Officer Tyler Bailey and his family are putting together a fundraising event at Northfield Square mall on Jan. 23 to help the wounded officer and his wife through this difficult time.  ...READ MORE

Thursday morning, first responders from various local law enforcement agencies gathered for the First Responder Prayer Service. Bradley Police Chief Donald Barber, Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey and State's Attorney Jim Rowe were among the morning's speakers. ...READ MORE

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 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 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.