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Illinois Supreme Court sides with AG, postpones Friday’s contempt hearing

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square (The Center Square) – There won’t be a civil contempt hearing this Friday...

Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone fall sports including football

Big Ten and Pac-12 fall sports has been postpone till spring due to COVID-19. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren cited "too much...

ComEd Warns Power Could Be Out Until Saturday

Commonwealth Edison is warning customers it will take days to restore power throughout Illinois. Massive outages have been reported from Markham...

Notre Dame reports 33 students positive for COVID-19

SOUTH BEND - The University of Notre Dame reported Monday 33 students returning to campus for the fall semester had tested positive for COVID-19.

Russia: Putin claims world’s first COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use

Russia has reportedly become the first country to develop the world's first COVID-19 vaccine. The news was reported by President Vladimir...

Kankakee Community College Riverfront Campus closed due to power outage

Kankakee Community College (KCC) Riverfront Campus is closed Tuesday following Monday's storms due to power outage. KCC is asking residents...

COVID-19 TOP STORIES

Professor warns that university towns in Illinois vulnerable for COVID-19 spread

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A University of Illinois professor is warning of a...

One death reported by IDPH Monday, 1.3k new COVID cases

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Monday 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 1 additional death.

Reports: Big Ten to cancel football season, other fall sports

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Presidents of The Big Ten universities have voted to...

Woman in her 20s among new COVID-19 deaths as 7-Day rises to 4.1% in Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Sunday 1,382 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed...

Kankakee County

IHDA Accepting Applicants for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program

KANKAKEE – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has created the Emergency Housing Assistance (ERA) Program to assist renters who have been...

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center Relocates in the City of Kankakee

Kankakee, IL – An unexpected pregnancy can be one of the most alarming moments in a woman’s life. Since 1985, Living Alternatives...

Kankakee Community College faces uncertain fall with dedication, enthusiasm

“Our faculty knew a normal fall semester would not be likely,” notes Dr. Michael Boyd, president of Kankakee Community College.

Multiple COVID-19 cases linked to sports leagues and events, 87 in Kankakee this week

Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) officials reported Friday the Communicable Disease Team has traced multiple COVID-19 cases back to sports leagues and...

Ballot Request Postcards to be sent to voters by Kankakee County Clerk

Postcards to request a ballot for the November election will be going out to voters in Kankakee County in the coming days.

Kankakee/Will Region 7 rises to 5.7%, highest in last 30 days

The newly formed Kankakee/Will Region 7 area reached a peak for the past month this week.  As of Wednesday, the region’s seven...

KCC student receives 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

A Kankakee Community College student, Madelyn Longtin of Bourbonnais, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members nationwide receiving a $1,000 Coca-Cola...

Parkhurst, Local Officials Host Free Paper-Shredding Event: August 8th

KANKAKEE—State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) is hosting an upcoming paper-shredding event on August 8th.  The event is held in partnership with Sandi...

Will County

Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

JOLIET – Today, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) piloted a new service at its 2400 Glenwood Avenue location for job...

Two 14-year-old boys severely injured in Vehicle explosion at Plainfield High School

Two teenage boys were injured in a blast after going for a late night joyride Tuesday morning. It happened shortly after...

Brewery, Restaurant shut down after COVID-19 positive among employees in Plainfield

Two popular Plainfield restaurants have closed their doors temporarily following an employee at each location testing positive for COVID-19. The announcement was...

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...

Sport News

Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone fall sports including football

Big Ten and Pac-12 fall sports has been postpone till spring due to COVID-19. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren cited "too much...

Reports: Big Ten to cancel football season, other fall sports

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Presidents of The Big Ten universities have voted to...

MAC postpones fall sports, including football due to COVID-19

There will be no football at Huskie Stadium this fall in Dekalb. That decision came down from the MAC...

BUSINESS

Illinois Donut Shop ‘false positive’ doesn’t shake customers confidence in award-winning donuts

A popular donut shop in Crystal Lake is dealing with the aftermath of a positive COVID-19 test at their business. A positive...

“Make or Break Moment” Gov. JB Pritzker announces mask enforcement for local authorities

Gov. JB Pritzker has announced new rules through the Illinois Department of Public Health allowing local authorities, including health departments and law...

Kankakee Health Department investigates complaints at local restaurants

The Kankakee County Health Department is looking into multiple reports of health violations from a number of restaurants across Kankakee County.

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Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone fall sports including football

Big Ten and Pac-12 fall sports has been postpone till spring due to COVID-19. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren cited "too much...

ComEd Warns Power Could Be Out Until Saturday

Commonwealth Edison is warning customers it will take days to restore power throughout Illinois. Massive outages have been reported from Markham...

Professor warns that university towns in Illinois vulnerable for COVID-19 spread

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A University of Illinois professor is warning of a...

Woman in her 20s among new COVID-19 deaths as 7-Day rises to 4.1% in Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Sunday 1,382 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Momence set to star in new season of Fargo debuting Sept 27th

The 'Old Border Town' has a little over a month until it makes its small-screen debut when Fargo, Season 4 hits FX....

New Banksy piece showcases just how quick COVID-19, and art, can spread

Banksy has unleashed new COVID-19 art in the London Underground. The art was apparently made while other commuters...

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...