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82% of all COVID in Kankakee since October 1st remain active as single day high reported

KANKAKEE – Kankakee County set a new single-day record Friday reporting 103 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours,...

State data: Estimated 1% of COVID-19 outbreaks came from restaurants

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Restaurant owners from across Illinois say the closure orders...

Kankakee man charged with murder, attempt to conceal homicide in Soldier Creek case

KANKAKEE - Kankakee Police have arrested a man in connection with a partially decomposed body found in Soldier Creek earlier this week.

Indoor ban hits Champaign, Ford, Iroquois County, Region 6 mitigation begins Monday

BOURBONNAIS – Region 6 is the latest Region in the state to hit mitigation marks set by the Illinois Department of Public...

113 students, 10 faculty/staff now in isolation in Herscher School District

HERSCHER - Herscher School Community Unit No. 2 is reporting additional positive cases among staff and students at multiple schools in the...

Cigarette thieves wanted in recent gas station thefts in Will, Grundy County

BRAIDWOOD – Several local agencies are asking the public for assistance identifying suspects of recent thefts at local gas stations in the...

COVID-19 TOP STORIES

Joyce urges residents to enjoy Halloween safely

PARK FOREST – This Halloween, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is reminding drivers to keep themselves, other motorists and trick-or-treaters safe by...

Multiple schools reporting new COVID-19 cases Thursday

BOURBONNAIS – School officials from across the area are notifying of new COVID-19 positive cases in local schools Thursday night.  Parents in...

Region 7 reports above 10% as rapid testing begins integration in Kankakee

BOURBONNAIS – Region 7 has once again set a new record in positivity for the region.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported...

Illinois State Police prepare for Election Day

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – As Election Day nears, Illinois State Police has been...

Kankakee County

Kankakee man charged with murder, attempt to conceal homicide in Soldier Creek case

KANKAKEE - Kankakee Police have arrested a man in connection with a partially decomposed body found in Soldier Creek earlier this week.

113 students, 10 faculty/staff now in isolation in Herscher School District

HERSCHER - Herscher School Community Unit No. 2 is reporting additional positive cases among staff and students at multiple schools in the...

Olivet Nazarene University plans Spring 21’ return, schedules Graduation

BOURBONNAIS – Students at Olivet are planning their return to campus for in-person learning next semester. University Registrar Mark Mountain made the announcement...

Congratulations to Justice Kilbride

By John Anderson As a young lawyer, I served as a law clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom...

Kankakee County Drug Court to Host Annual Auction Online

KANKAKEE - On Friday, November 6, at 7 pm members of the Kankakee County Drug Free,Inc. board of directors will host a...

Joyce urges residents to enjoy Halloween safely

PARK FOREST – This Halloween, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is reminding drivers to keep themselves, other motorists and trick-or-treaters safe by...

Multiple schools reporting new COVID-19 cases Thursday

BOURBONNAIS – School officials from across the area are notifying of new COVID-19 positive cases in local schools Thursday night.  Parents in...

Region 7 reports above 10% as rapid testing begins integration in Kankakee

BOURBONNAIS – Region 7 has once again set a new record in positivity for the region.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported...

Will County

Region 7 reports above 10% as rapid testing begins integration in Kankakee

BOURBONNAIS – Region 7 has once again set a new record in positivity for the region.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported...

Hazmat Crews in Frankfort after Tanker spills ‘large amounts’ of Diesel

DEVELOPING FRANKFORT – Hazmat crews were called into Frankfort Tuesday after a tanker truck was jackknifed causing large amounts of...

Instagram report leads to Peotone man’s arrest, $1 million bond in child pornography case

PEOTONE – A Peotone man is being held on $1 million bond after an Instagram report lead to his arrest on child...

Peotone HS returns to full in-person learning for entire student body Nov 2nd

PEOTONE - Peotone CUSD 207U announced Friday Peotone High School will no longer be adopting an A/B schedule and will return to...

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Olivet Nazarene University plans Spring 21’ return, schedules Graduation

BOURBONNAIS – Students at Olivet are planning their return to campus for in-person learning next semester. University Registrar Mark Mountain made the announcement...

Tony La Russa named new manager of Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have named Tony La Russa their new manager. The team released the news on Twitter...

Olivet Nazarene approves indoor events up to 50, days before Men’s Basketball begins

BOURBONNAIS – Students at Olivet Nazarene University beginning Monday will be required to wear masks at all times while in athletic and...

BUSINESS

Nursing and rehabilitation centers in Bourbonnais, Clifton to undergo ownership changes in November

A transaction involving the sale of two local nursing and rehabilitation centers is expected to close this weekend. Ascension...

State data: Estimated 1% of COVID-19 outbreaks came from restaurants

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Restaurant owners from across Illinois say the closure orders...

Illinois State Police prepare for Election Day

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – As Election Day nears, Illinois State Police has been...

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Region 7 reports above 10% as rapid testing begins integration in Kankakee

BOURBONNAIS – Region 7 has once again set a new record in positivity for the region.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported...

Illinois State Police prepare for Election Day

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – As Election Day nears, Illinois State Police has been...

Halloween Hours set for Kankakee, Iroquois County, CDC recommendations

KANKAKEE – Local communities have released Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween.  Hours are listed below and all scheduled for October 31st unless otherwise...

Joyce announces grant money for broadband expansion

PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP – State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is encouraging local businesses and nonprofits to apply for Connect Illinois grants to help...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

After 26 years with Kankakee County Museum, Director to Retire

KANKAKEE - Connie Licon, Executive Director of the Kankakee County Museum since 2010,  has announced her retirement, effective April 30, 2021.

IHSA passes basketball decision to local school districts

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Illinois High School Association is moving forward with...

KC-CASA to host Zoom film reviews for Junior High Students

KANKAKEE – The Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA) will host a virtual Zoom movie review for area students later this...

Kankakee Public Library to give away DNA Kits

KANKAKEE – The Kankakee Public Library announced this week they will be giving away two Ancestry DNA kits as part of their...