The Kankakee Valley Park Board OK’d a $3.25 million bond issue at Monday’s commissioners meeting at the Bird Park Administration building.

The Illinois Third Appellate Court reversed a Kankakee County circuit judge’s decision to dismiss Nancy Rish’s petition to be resentenced for her role in the murder of Kankakee business man Stephen B. Small in September 1987.

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

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Illinois colleges and universities both public and private are being encouraged to issue mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies, but that won’t be the case at the two higher education institutions in Kankakee County.

With the state now indicating decisions on COVID-19 precautions will be left up to schools, districts are in the process of making those calls and getting plans into place for the 2021-22 school year.