The Kankakee football team is making history by heading to the state finals after defeating Morton 41-14 Nov. 20 in the Class 5A semifinals. Read stories from this season that show how they got there. 

Kankakee’s best football season in school history ended with a 34-15 loss to Fenwick in Saturday’s IHSA Class 5A state championship in DeKalb.

Third-grader Alec Chandler got to meet one of his favorite Kays after drawing artistic inspiration from him for the Daily Journal's Dress the Turkey Coloring Contest.

After the girls tennis and boys golf teams wrapped up spectacular seasons earlier this month, the football, volleyball and boys soccer teams at Kankakee have joined in making it a memorable fall for the Kays.

Two of the three prep football teams in town will earn victories without touching the field Friday night, as both Bishop McNamara and Kankakee were on the receiving end of forfeit victories.

Mason Schweizer is an award-winning reporter who has been with the Daily Journal since 2017 and sports editor since 2019. Save for time at the University of Illinois and Wayne State College, Mason is a lifelong area resident.