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October Film Screening and Discussion Series on “Slavery and the Making of America”

KANKAKEE - A four-part viewings and discussions of the PBS production “Slavery and the Making of America” will be held both in-person...

‘Nobody’s alone’: Manteno man reflects on recent walk, aims to keep promoting mental health awareness

While Jake Smith’s recent 24-mile trek through the streets of Manteno was, for all intents and purposes, a solo endeavor, the mental...

Joyce: Local schools to receive nearly $2 million to bridge digital divide

PARK FOREST – State Senator Patrick Joyce announced Tuesday afternoon area schools in  the 40th Illinois State Senate District are on pace...

82-Year-Old World War I Dedication Plaque stolen from American Legion in Bradley

BRADLEY – An 82-year-old dedication plaque commemorating the memory of a celebrated local hero has been stolen from the American Legion in...

Will County seeing success in managing COVID-19 crisis

WILL COUNTY – Across the State of Illinois, the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) is reporting a recovery rate of 96...

IDOT seeks public input into improvements at I-57, Route 17 interchange in Kankakee

KANKAKEE – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is inviting the public to learn more and voice input into a proposed changes...

COVID-19 TOP STORIES

How will consumer spending rebound? Experts differ

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Experts expect consumer spending to play a big role in...

Indoor service can resume in Kankakee, Will counties following return to Phase 4 mitigation

BOURBONNAIS – Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced early Friday morning Restaurants and Bars can...

Bourbonnais Elementary Schools report first ‘family unit’ infected due to ‘close contact’

BOURBONNAIS - Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 reported Thursday afternoon a 'family unit' had been infected during the pandemic due to 'close...

Pritzker defends decision on high school football

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that he stands behind his decision to...

Kankakee County

Joyce: Local schools to receive nearly $2 million to bridge digital divide

PARK FOREST – State Senator Patrick Joyce announced Tuesday afternoon area schools in  the 40th Illinois State Senate District are on pace...

82-Year-Old World War I Dedication Plaque stolen from American Legion in Bradley

BRADLEY – An 82-year-old dedication plaque commemorating the memory of a celebrated local hero has been stolen from the American Legion in...

IDOT seeks public input into improvements at I-57, Route 17 interchange in Kankakee

KANKAKEE – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is inviting the public to learn more and voice input into a proposed changes...

Fortitude Shelter proposal for former St. Paul school struck down by Kankakee

KANKAKEE – The City of Kankakee has rejected a plan put forth by Fortitude Community Outreach to turn the former St. Paul...

Potawatomi Campground to reopen October 1st at Kankakee River State Park

KANKAKEE – Its been two years since the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Potawatomi and Chippewa campgrounds would received nearly two...

Bradley Bar involved in early morning fire Monday

BRADLEY – Multiple buildings were damaged Monday after a fire occurred at The Looney Bin bar in Bradley.  According to the bar’s...

Indoor service can resume in Kankakee, Will counties following return to Phase 4 mitigation

BOURBONNAIS – Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced early Friday morning Restaurants and Bars can...

29 “Hurricane Dogs” up for adoption at Kankakee County Humane Foundation

KANKAKEE – The Kankakee County Humane Foundation has 29 “Hurricane Dogs” looking for new homes in St. Anne. The dogs arrival was...

Will County

Will County seeing success in managing COVID-19 crisis

WILL COUNTY – Across the State of Illinois, the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) is reporting a recovery rate of 96...

Pritzker defends decision on high school football

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that he stands behind his decision to...

Joyce highlights second round of aid for businesses affected by mitigation

PARK FOREST - To help small businesses affected by COVID-19 resurgence mitigations, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is urging business owners to apply...

Region 7 positivity falls to 6.9%, lowest since August 15th

BOURBONNAIS – The South Suburban Region 7 which includes Will and Kankakee counties has fallen to the lowest seven-day positivity rate in...

Sport News

BIG TEN Returns: Football to resume October 23rd

CHICAGO - The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Wednesday to resume the 2020 Big Ten Football season, beginning...

IHSA strengthens Hate Speech & Harassment policy for students

ILLINOIS - The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has a new policy aimed at addressing hate speech and harassment. The IHSA...

IDPH approves modified IHSA Schedule For 2020-21 School Year

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) officially approved Friday the IHSA’s modified sports schedule/plan that the IHSA Board approved on July 29....

BUSINESS

Fortitude Shelter proposal for former St. Paul school struck down by Kankakee

KANKAKEE – The City of Kankakee has rejected a plan put forth by Fortitude Community Outreach to turn the former St. Paul...

Potawatomi Campground to reopen October 1st at Kankakee River State Park

KANKAKEE – Its been two years since the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Potawatomi and Chippewa campgrounds would received nearly two...

Lawmakers from Illinois’ neighbors oppose federal bailout

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – State and federal lawmakers from some of Illinois’ neighboring...

Featured

Herscher says yes to Trick-or-Treating, Bourbonnais holds for decision

BOURBONNAIS – Tuesday night, the Village of Herscher announced Halloween will go forward with normal hours next month.  The Village Board did not...

IDOT seeks public input into improvements at I-57, Route 17 interchange in Kankakee

KANKAKEE – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is inviting the public to learn more and voice input into a proposed changes...

Fortitude Shelter proposal for former St. Paul school struck down by Kankakee

KANKAKEE – The City of Kankakee has rejected a plan put forth by Fortitude Community Outreach to turn the former St. Paul...

IDPH says over 5 million residents have recieved COVID-19 tests in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) officials announced Saturday over 5 million residents have been tested in Illinois since the...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Emmy-winning Hollywood Stunt Coordinator and Chebanse native Merritt Yohnka dies

KANKAKEE – Emmy-winning Hollywood Stunt Coordinator and Chebanse native Merritt Yohnka has died. Yohnka had long been fighting two forms of...

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...