Mis-Dials Overwhelming Grundy County’s 911 Center: Stay Connected, Save a Life

GRUNDY COUNTY, Ill. - Summer is here, and with it comes a friendly reminder to be cautious with our cell phones. It's all too easy for a simple mishap to...

Two Rescued After Drowning Incident in Illinois Neighborhood

WOODRIDGE, Ill. - In a swift response to a distress call reporting a drowning incident, two individuals were...

South Suburbs to See First Drone Light Show Later Tonight

FRANKFORT, IL - The south suburbs are set to witness their first-ever drone light show later tonight in Frankfort....

Unidentified Gunman Strikes Chicago’s Museum Campus: Leaves Man In Critical Condition

CHICAGO, IL - A man was critically wounded in a shooting incident that took place on Sunday morning at...

Two Overnight House Fires in Frankfort Cause Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Damage

FRANKFORT, IL - Residents experienced a night of turmoil as firefighters responded to two separate house fires within a...

Kankakee’s Fire Department to Host 3rd Annual Community Safety Day

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee’s Fire Department will host their Community Safety Day this weekend. The program is called Passport to Safety. Although the event is geared toward children, all are encouraged to attend.

Kankakee Police Department to Host Citizens Police Academies

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Police Department has scheduled police academies for residents. The academies provide an opportunity for residents to build relationships with officers, learn the functions of the department and gain an understanding of local police work in their community. The Citizens Police Academies consists of classes that will last 8 weeks, meeting once a week.

KCC Lifelong Learning Institute 50+ Classes signups for September now online

The Lifelong Learning Institute offers affordable, high-quality, non-credit classes that take place in an environment that fosters participation. Some classes meet for one day on a specialized topic, others delve deeper over several sessions.

Power of Jaycees: Delorean Ride Raffle coming to Kankakee Farmers Market

The Kankakee Jaycees will be on hand at the Kankakee Farmers Market from 8 am to noon on September 28th and again on October 5th and 12th raffling off two chances to grab a ride in the time machine!

Protest planned for Kankakee Animal Control Vote

While removed from the public meeting of the full County Board on Tuesday, local organizers believe it will resurface at another session soon. A protest against the vote remains scheduled for Tuesday Morning, September 10th at 7:45 am at the County Clerk Building at 189 E Court Street in Kankakee.

Students representing 8 communities have joined the 2019 “Fast Path” degree program at KCC

The program is called “Fast Path,” and it simplifies college planning by having all courses, dates and times prearranged and guaranteed. Fast Path students complete two classes at a time, meet two days a week, and move on to new classes every eight weeks. They will earn an Associate in Arts transfer degree in two years. Some coursework is online in the program, and in-person classes are at the KCC Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center, 1488 E. Walnut St. in Watseka.