In today’s Weekend Edition of the Daily Journal, you’ll find the second of three Progress special sections. The first two weeks of the series are dedicated to bestowing honors to residents and organizations throughout the community with our Progress Awards.

Today, we present the second installment of our examination of the 12 long months since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Kankakee County.

Remember the first stay-at-home order issued in Illinois? On March 20, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker and state health officials hosted a joint press conference to declare that all residents were to remain in their homes except for essential travel.

Despite what you may have heard — repeatedly — journalists are most definitely not your enemy. We believe that holds especially true when it comes to local journalists. The ones who live in your community and have made it their life’s work to inform.

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