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Excessive Heat Warning until 7PM CDT SAT

This bulletin remains in effect until 7:00 pm Saturday for Kankakee County, IL

Today's Top Stories

Officials debate e-waste program

The local sewer agency has another job — handling electronic waste.  Read more

Airbnb hurts county's hotels

Local hotels are seeing a decline in business because of Airbnb.com, but an official says there is a way to counteract that. Read more

City expanding eastside TIF?

It is hoped the Kankakee City Council could OK the new TIF district prior to the end of 2019. Read more


Several young golfers take part in Jim Marek Junior County Amateur Golf Tournament

The 38th annual Jim Marek Junior County Amateur Golf Tournament took place Wednesday. Read more

Football offseason heats up in summer sun

This week marked the unofficial start of summer prep football workouts. Read more

OAK gives back to area schools

Physicals were provided for local athletes in June. Read more


Deepfake videos pose a threat, but 'dumbfakes' may be worse

Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger pro… Read more

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts… Read more

Main Street: July 17, 2019

We are constantly inundated with the marketing concept of quality food served at lightning speed (fast food). However, in my recent travels… Read more


Friday cartoon

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Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

The Associated Press Read more

Star Parker: Minimum wage laws are a terrible idea

Democrats in Congress again have brought the minimum wage to the national political stage. Read more


Doris Laking

Doris Jeanette Laking, 94, of Grant Park and Wittenberg, Wis., passed away July 13, 2019 at the Homme Home Community-Based Residential Faci… Read more

Richard Carraher

Richard Wayne Carraher, 65, of St. Augustine, Fla., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Monday (July 15, 2019) in St. Augustine, Fla. Read more

Emilio Gonzalez

Emilio Ivan Gonzalez was born on July 12, 2019, in Chicago, the son of Juan and Amber Nolte Gonzalez. He passed away July 17, 2019. Read more

Upcoming Events

Christmas Eve Dinner

Gravina 801 will be open Christmas Eve serving our House Favorites Dinner Entrees All Day!  Read more

Kankakee Day

June 21 celebration of Kankakee Day. On June 21, 1853, the unincorporated town of Kankakee Depot wa… Read more

The Gleaning Lady Mingle and Grow Events

The Gleaning Lady hosts a series of mingle and grow events. 6 p.m., Feed Art and Culture Center, Ka… Read more

Weather Today

A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 70s.


95° 77°

A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 70s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SW at 15 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:9 Very High
Sunrise:05:34:50 AM
Sunset:08:20:14 PM

This Week's Forecast

A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 70s.Fri
10%95° 77°
Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 70s.Sat
10%95° 73°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Sun
40%81° 64°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s.Mon
20%75° 56°
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Tue
20%79° 58°
Sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Wed
10%82° 61°
Sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Thu
10%82° 63°

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