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Historic nativity scenes on display at French Heritage Museum

Some say it's too soon for Christmas decorations and music, but genealogist Norma Meier would disagree. Read more


Down to two: Coal City, Milford-Cissna Park move on to semifinals

Two area football teams were victorious in playoff action over the weekend, while three teams saw their seasons end. Read more


No action on 'gun sanctuary' measure

Kankakee County has taken no action on a "gun sanctuary" resolution, but an official says that could change by year's end.  Read more


ROUNDUP: Bradley-Bourbonnais' Noble headed to girls swimming state

Elizabeth Noble placed fourth in diving to earn a spot in next weekend's IHSA State Finals. Read more


COLLEGE ROUNDUP: KCC, ONU women's basketball victorious

The weekend's college sports scores and results. Read more


FOOTBALL: Olivet's senior day proves historic

The Tigers set tons of school records in their 84-7 win over Trinity International. Read more

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Briefcase: Nov. 16, 2019

Midland States appoints Eric Lemke chief financial officer Read more


Main Street: Nov. 13, 2019

“There’s nothing so practical as good theory” — Kurt Lewin, one of the founding fathers of social psychology. Read more


Briefcase: Nov. 13, 2019

Local adviser hosting seminar Read more


Postal Service must stamp out billion dollar losses

By Ross Marchand Read more

Take timing into account when making decisions

You likely have heard timing is everything, and you’re just as likely to know there’s a lot of truth to the statement. Read more

Ben Shapiro: Are conservative immigration restrictionists racist?

This week, The Atlantic released its newest issue, provocatively titled “How to Stop a Civil War.” Leading its collection of essays is a fa… Read more

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Death notices: Nov. 18, 2019

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Carol Schaal

Carol Ann Schaal, 77, of Oak Lawn and formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Nov. 14, 2019) at Advocate Christ Medical … Read more


Robert Lowe

Robert H. “Bob” Lowe, 85, of Cabery, passed away at 10:36 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 14, 2019) at Tjardes Health Center of Evenglow Inn in Pontiac… Read more

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Weather Today

Late night freezing rain and sleet likely. Lows overnight in the low 30s.


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Late night freezing rain and sleet likely. Lows overnight in the low 30s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSE at 4 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:06:42:13 AM
Sunset:04:30:00 PM

This Week's Forecast

Late night freezing rain and sleet likely. Lows overnight in the low 30s.Mon
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A few morning showers. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s.Tue
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Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 40s.Wed
10%48° 41°
Windy with rain at times. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 30s.Thu
100%58° 32°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.Fri
10%38° 27°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 20s.Sat
20%40° 28°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s.Sun
10%44° 32°

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