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Kankakee County

Bradley Citizens United ask residents to stand ‘Bradley Strong’ in April 2021

BRADLEY – A new political party has emerged to challenge the current village Administration in Bradley this April. During an online press conference last...

Drive thru COVID-19 testing will be held at the Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center

KANKAKEE - Drive thru COVID-19 testing will be held at the Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center in partnership with NTL Laboratory every Saturday and...

KC-CASA Camp teaches kids to communicate boundaries, tools to be assertive

KANKAKEE – A camp launching later this month by KC-CASA will show children how to communicate boundaries among other things. KC-CASA’s Confident Kids Camp will...

Bingo + Exercise = Bingocize! A new free, virtual program for Seniors

KANKAKEE – Seniors in Kankakee will be able to take advantage of a new program offered by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet next month. Beginning...

Kankakee rings in holiday with Depot Light Show, Library Wreath Ceremony

KANKAKEE – We’re just days away from the City of Kankakee ringing in the holiday season.   Thursday at sundown, the City will light the annual...

Pistol falls from Pocket, discharge puts Man in Hospital in Kankakee

KANKAKEE – A man was taken to the hospital Friday night after his pistol accidentally discharged Friday night.  According to city police, it happened in the...

41 Dead, November now Kankakee’s Deadliest Month in Pandemic

KANKAKEE – November is now officially Kankakee’s deadliest month of record during the pandemic, averaging over a death per day this month. There have now...

Riverside Family Pharmacy Closing in Kankakee

KANKAKEE — Riverside Family Pharmacy’s closure was made official by Riverside Healthcare over the weekend. The hospital announced the decision in a Facebook post...

Will County

What the fall: Kankakee-Will Region sees 28,311 cases, 164 dead so far this season

KANKAKEE – While Illinois continues its drunken COVID stumble through 2020 with the rest of the nation, this weekend we looked back on how...

Man bites Doctor, Cop after an altercation with neighbor on Thanksgiving Day

JOLIET – A Joliet man resisting arrest on Thanksgiving continued to cause more trouble for both doctors and officers treating and booking him later...

Plainfield man killed while crossing Route 59

PLAINFIELD – Hours after a Plainfield man was killed attempting to cross I-55, police announced another pedestrian from the community had been struck and...

Police: Romeoville man killed attempting to cross I-55

LOCKPORT – A man was killed while on foot traveling southbound on Interstate 55 near mile marker 269 Monday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police,...

Sport News

IHSA Temporarily Pauses Sports & Activities Under New State Mitigations

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special virtual meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020, where the Board provided...

Indianapolis will reportedly host all of March Madness

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis was already scheduled to host the Final Four next April, now it looks like it could host all of it at...

Joliet Junior College wins NJCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Championship

JOLIET – Joliet Junior College (JJC) took home NJCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Championship over the weekend in Iowa. The meet took place...

BUSINESS

Group wants Pritzker to include mink farms in COVID-19 mitigation strategy

(The Center Square) – A coalition of animal welfare groups is urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker to include mink farms in his COVID-19 mitigation strategy,...

Online sales spike during post-Thanksgiving shopping

(The Center Square) – With Illinois and the rest of the country dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, the post-Thanksgiving shopping season was unlike any...

Bradley officials view Northfield Square redevelopment as pivotal part of village’s future

While the area of land under the microscope encompasses a wider swath of land, Bradley’s 30-year-old Northfield Square mall has been front-and-center this year...

Featured

Region 7 falls below 20% as hospitalization rise streak ends after nearly a month

KANKAKEE – After nearly a week of positivity increases in Region 7 and hospitalizations admissions, decreases in both metrics came Sunday afternoon. The Illinois Department...

Bourbonnais launches Holiday Coloring Contest

BOURBONNAIS - The Village of Bourbonnais announced the inaugural “A Very Merry Coloring Contest” sponsored by Aqua Illinois and Milner Media Thursday afternoon. “We...

Man dies after falling from tree, limb he was cutting entraps him

LIMESTONE – A man has reportedly died after falling from a tree he was trimming only to have a large tree limb he was cutting...

Less than 1,000 residents positive in Region 7 for first time in a week

KANKAKEE  – For the first time in a week, less than 1,000 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in Region 7. According to recently released...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

KC-CASA Camp teaches kids to communicate boundaries, tools to be assertive

KANKAKEE – A camp launching later this month by KC-CASA will show children how to communicate boundaries among other things. KC-CASA’s Confident Kids Camp will...

Illinois Releases Annual Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Online Shopping This Year

CHICAGO - The Illinois Office of Tourism today released its annual Illinois Made Holiday Gift Guide featuring one-of-a-kind products by small businesses around the state....

Watseka Christmas Parade canceled

WATSEKA – The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday it would cancel the annual Christmas Parade scheduled for November 27th. Watseka had been one...

Shedd Aquarium to close till 2021 citing health commitment, targets Jan 2nd reopening

CHICAGO - With city and statewide mitigation efforts in effect, the Shedd Aquarium is voluntarily re-closing to the public at 5 pm tonight. ...