Bears, Bikes, Break from Bourbonnais

As camp broke, as per tradition dating back to 2004 when then Head Coach Lovie Smith mandated his staff switch from golf carts to bikes, Bears Coaches gave away bikes used during their two weeks in Bourbonnais to people here in Kankakee County including teenagers and veterans. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and the Illinois State Police helped choose the recipients.


Kankakee, IL – Two Residents Killed in Head-On Crash on Route 17

Kankakee, IL - A head-on collision on Illinois State Route 17 claimed the lives of two Kankakee County residents Monday night. The Kankakee County Coroner's...

Kankakee County: Violent Winds Near 100 mph Forecast for Late Tuesday Night

Kankakee County, IL - Severe thunderstorms are forecast to hit Kankakee County this evening, bringing the potential for destructive winds and dangerous weather conditions. According...

Kankakee County’s Most Credible UFO Encounter in Bourbonnais Remains a Mystery 35 Years Later

Bourbonnais, IL - As the weather warms and more people head outdoors, the likelihood of encountering the unknown increases.  On January 20, 1989, a significant...

Kankakee Empowers Young Entrepreneurs at Biz Kidz Market This Summer

Kankakee, IL - The Kankakee Valley Park District is inviting young entrepreneurs to showcase their creativity and business skills at the Biz Kidz Market....

Kankakee County to Honor Fallen Officers at Annual Memorial Ceremony on May 16

Kankakee, IL - Residents of Kankakee County will gather at the county courthouse Thursday morning for the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, honoring local...

Boost Your Cooking Skills in Kankakee: Free ‘Create Better Health’ Classes This Summer

Kankakee, IL - This summer, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet is launching a free cooking class series aimed at promoting healthier eating habits...
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