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Rylee Thorson, of St. Anne, earned her Master's Degree in Digital Marketing and Communications from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., at the end of the spring semester. She is the daughter of Larry and Denise Thorson, of St. Anne. Read more

Halle A. Schweizer, of Bourbonnais, graduated cum laude with a degree in economics from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. She is the daughter of Sheri Schweizer, of Bourbonnais. Halle was a QuestBridge Scholar. While at Williams College, she was co-founder of EOS Mentoring Program, a J… Read more

Grace Ritzema, of Bourbonnais, received an Award of Excellence in Computer Science at Wheaton College during the college's honors convocation. The award is from the college's Mathematics and Computer Science Department and given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated superior abilities. Read more

Kacie Elmer, of Bourbonnais, a political science major at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., was named to the spring dean's list. She is the daughter of Rodger and Patricia Elmer, of Bourbonnais. Read more

Marianne Florido, of Watseka, graduated from Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville campus program, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She is a 2012 graduate of Watseka High School and a 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Marianne is the daughter of Go… Read more

Kloe Allison, of Reddick; and Maegan Orlick, of Beecher, were named to the spring semester president's list at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Read more

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Kenadee Edelman was recently named this year's recipient of the Eleanor Hamrick Memorial Scholarship. She is a 2021 graduate of Cissna Park High School. Kenadee is the daughter of Jason and Madonna Edelman. The Eleanor Hamrick Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Iroquois County graduating … Read more

Local Life

As part of Pembroke's initiative for "unity in our community," Pembroke Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, in Martin Luther King Park in Pembroke Township. From 4 to 6 p.m., local singer-songwriter T. Smooth will be performing.

As part of a district-wide tour of local businesses, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) visited the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association (KVTA) on Monday to tour the theater.

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