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Vote by mail option postcards set to arrive in mailboxes for the second time soon 

KANKAKEE - Be prepared for another round of vote-by-mail postcards arriving to mailboxes across the area soon. The second round of postcards is part of a new voting option law put...

Child killed after being hit by Bus Friday afternoon 

PARK FOREST - A 7-year-old child is being mourned by staff and students of a local school Saturday morning...

Dog gets loose, discovers body of Frankfort man missing since November in woods off Route 30

FRANKFORT - A dog who got off their leash last Thursday and ran into some nearby woods led their...

Special Cache!  Illinois Dog makes Illinois history during Bourbonnais arrest 

BOURBONNAIS - A local man’s arrest Monday would not have been possible without the help of a very uniquely...

Middle School Student’s quick thinking helped avoid Child Abduction Thursday 

STEGER - A middle school students’ quick actions saved her from an attempted abduction attempt Thursday morning. According to Steger...

Public school enrollment drops 3 percent nationally

Ted O'Neil | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The number of students attending public schools during the 2020-2021 academic year fell by...

Childcare problems still linger in Illinois

(The Center Square) – The reopening of Illinois’ public schools for in-person education has become a struggle between districts hoping to curb the documented...

Baby of Hope: Bourbonnais couple brought in Kankakee County’s first new bundle of joy in 2021

The start of the new year will have an extra special meaning to Bourbonnais couple Ryan and Blair Lillis. Ryan, who works in the public...

Pritzker details his Thanksgiving plans in attack on critics, trolls

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker used a news conference Tuesday to come clean about his plans for Thanksgiving after ducking questions about...

State officials encourage Illinois seniors to be prepared to handle disasters

By Wayne Baker | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Aging want to make...

USDA extends program allowing ISBE to offer free meals through June 30th for students

SPRINGFIELD  –  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday free meals will be available to continue for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school...
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