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Bradley School District asks parents ‘commit to trimester’ during the pandemic

Bradley Elementary School District #61 is asking parents to commit to a trimester by July 16th for the upcoming school year, through...

For the third time in July, IDPH announces record death lows in state

For the third time this month, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced a single-day record low in deaths for...

WHO says believing ‘magically we will get a perfect vaccine’ is ‘not realistic’

The World Health Organization (WHO) had a strong message for the world on Monday. “I want to be straight...

Martin Luther King graffiti art vandalized, Care Bear survives in Kankakee

Enraged residents of Kankakee County spoke out this past weekend following the erasure of a Martin Luther King Jr. mural that had...

Kankakee High School postpones basketball camp due to new regulations

The Kankakee Kays announced late Sunday night the Kankakee Kays Basketball Camp will be postponed, in part due to new IHSA and...

BBCHS Coach: ‘We will lose sports again’ if attempts to control virus aren’t made

BBCHS Head Track and Field Coach Freddie Dudek has a message for fans of student athletics this past week.

COVID-19 TOP STORIES

Illinois positivity rate rises to 3.0% Saturday, 1,195 new COVID-19 cases

In the past 24 hours, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) officials report 3.7% of all 32,345 tests in the last day...

Kankakee County announced 93 new COVID-19 this week

The Kankakee County Health Department announces Friday 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the County.  There are now 345 active cases of...

WHO says COVID-19 ‘might be spread in the air’

The World Health Organization is now saying COVID-19 might be spread in the air after 239 scientists urged the agency to say...

IDPH announces 1,317 new COVID-19 cases Friday, seven-day positivity up to 2.9%

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday 1,317 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional...

Kankakee County

Manteno Chamber of Commerce to Host “Thrill of the Putt” Tournament

The Manteno Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual “Thrill of the Putt” putt-putt golftournament on Saturday, July 18 from 1–...

Momence Farmers Market canceled for 2020

Organizers made the announcement early Tuesday the Momence Farmers Market won’t happen in 2020.  The Market was set to go forward on...

Kankakee Zagster equipment to return to Virginia, KCCVB reports

Kankakee County – Bike 609 would have been celebrating its’ two-year anniversary next week but soon, bikes and empty bike racks will...

Kankakee County has 11 new cases this week, recovery climbs to 75% countywide

Kankakee  — As of Friday, the Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) reports 1,235  confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 61 deaths.

BREAKING: Kankakee County will have a fireworks show this year

Fireworks will return to Kankakee County this year.  Kankakee Valley Park District Executive Director Dayna Heitz will make the...

St. Mary’s Kankakee partners to connect patients to fresh produce

June 18, 2020 (Kankakee, Ill.)— On July 7, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee will host its first Rx Mobile distribution, in...

Five KCC teams qualify for NJCAA All-Academic 2019-20

Five athletic teams at Kankakee Community College have earned recognition from the NJCAA for academic achievements the 2019-20 academic year.

Kankakee County Clerk sends notice for Application to Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Kankakee County Clerk Dan Hendrickson sent out a notice to voters via the Clerk's Facebook page Tuesday with information on how to...

Will County

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival goes virtual this weekend

FRANKFORT, IL – Today would have been the first day of the 10th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, originally scheduled for July 11th...

Hollywood Casino will layoff 145 in Joliet, 256 jobs loss in mass layoffs

JOLIET — Hollywood Casino reopened its doors on July 1st in Illinois.  A day before reopening, on June 30th,...

Frankfort Fall Festival 2020 ‘Unanimously’ canceled

The 2020 Frankfort Fall Festival has been canceled. "Unanimously the Festival Committee and the Chamber of Commerce Board agree...

Dust from Sahara Desert likely to move over area this weekend

Dust from the Sahara Desert is likely to move over the area this weekend, according to the Joliet Weather Center (JWC) on...

Sport News

Kankakee High School postpones basketball camp due to new regulations

The Kankakee Kays announced late Sunday night the Kankakee Kays Basketball Camp will be postponed, in part due to new IHSA and...

BBCHS Coach: ‘We will lose sports again’ if attempts to control virus aren’t made

BBCHS Head Track and Field Coach Freddie Dudek has a message for fans of student athletics this past week.

Shortened IHSA schedules among three options for Fall, Executive Director says

We’re now one month away from the beginning of the IHSA calendar. As of now, it looks like multiple scenarios that could...

BUSINESS

History return to Chicago on July 24th when Field Museum reopens

The Field Museum is set to reopen to the public on July 24th, the museum said Thursday. Museum Members will be allowed...

After 200 years, Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy

The 200-year-old menswear retailer, Brooks Brothers, has filed for bankruptcy. Retail experts cited in addition to the pandemic, a...

Classic Cinemas says ‘business model unsustainable’ re-closing locations

Classic Cinemas announced this afternoon the theater chain will re-close locations after a lack of new movies have presented the chain with...

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Kankakee nears 1.5k cases, 367 active, 32 announced Monday

Kankakee County Health Department announced Monday afternoon 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area.  There are now 1,498 cases since...

WHO says COVID-19 ‘might be spread in the air’

The World Health Organization is now saying COVID-19 might be spread in the air after 239 scientists urged the agency to say...

Olivet Nazarene: 85% of all classes to have ‘some face-to-face’ in fall

Olivet Nazarene University announced Thursday afternoon in a letter to returning students 55% of all classes this fall will be face-to-face, in-person...

IDPH announces over 1k COVID-19 cases for the first time in a month

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Thursday 1,018 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival goes virtual this weekend

FRANKFORT, IL – Today would have been the first day of the 10th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, originally scheduled for July 11th...

Grundy County Corn Fest Canceled in part to lack of guidance, inspectors

The 2020 Grundy County Corn Fest in Morris has officially been canceled due to the pandemic. This year’s fest would have been...

Big Ten announces conference-only sports schedule for Fall 2020, football included

The Big Ten will move forward this fall with a conference-only season for all fall sports, including college football.

10th Annual Shoe Fest Canceled in Manteno due to pandemic

The 2020 Shoe Fest scheduled on the campgrounds at Camp Shaw Wa Nas See in Manteno has been canceled for 2020.