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Lake County, IN – Historic Pumpkin Patch Owners Bid Farewell with Grand Auction

Lowell, IN - The cherished Kregel's Pumpkin Patch, a beacon of autumn celebration in Lowell, Indiana, is closing its doors, but its spirit will live on through a grand...

Illinois Department of Public Health Funds Free Counseling for Kankakee County School Families

Kankakee County, IL - Families with students in Kankakee County public schools now have access to free individual counseling...

Country Stars Converge in Illinois for ‘Bradley 315’ Concert Series this June

Kankakee County, IL - The inaugural "Bradley 315" Music Festival, a four-day extravaganza featuring the renowned duo Big & Rich,...

Illinois Collectors Assemble: Kankakee’s Collector Con 2024 – Vintage Fun in March 

Kankakee, IL - The Kankakee County Fairgrounds is set to host the vibrant Collector Con 2024 on Sunday, March...

Grundy County, IL – Dangerous Weapon Found in Student’s Backpack at Elementary School

Grundy County, IL - A dangerous weapon was found inside a student's backpack Tuesday.  According to a letter from...

Village Partners with Community on Campus Plan

The survey has been developed to provide community members with an initial opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on what they would like to see as part of future improvements. It should take approximately ten minutes to complete and will be available for two weeks. There will be additional opportunities through open house events and a second online survey to vote on plan concepts derived from these engagements.

New Minimum Wage Rates in Effect for 2020

Governor JB Pritzker signed the new minimum wage law last February providing a path to a $15 minimum wage by 2025. Minimum wage earners received an increase of $1 to $9.25 an hour on January 1, which will be followed by an increase to $10 an hour on July 1. The minimum wage will then increase an additional $1 an hour each January 1 until it reaches $15 an hour in 2025.

In Letter to Secretary Pompeo, Gov. Pritzker Welcomes Refugees to Illinois

Springfield, Ill. — Recognizing the countless contributions refugees make in the state of Illinois and across our nation, Governor JB Pritzker wrote a letter to U.S....

City of Kankakee Votes 10-4 on Adult-Use Cannabis

“I have been a certified addictions counselor in the state of Illinois for almost 20 years. In my experience, clients with addictions issues present with both mental health and substance abuse issues. This legislation allows adults to make informed decisions regarding recreational use. Furthermore, this administration is committed to maintaining public safety of the community and providing resources that will enhance economic opportunities and services for residents; especially those who have been unfairly impacted by the criminal justice system,” said Mayor Wells-Armstrong.

IDNR Announces Snowmobile Trail Grant Recipients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced $597,742 in grant funding for development, rehabilitation, operations, and maintenance for snowmobile trail projects...

R.A.C.E. Donates More Than $2.2 Million to Chicagoland Charitable Organizations Since its Inception

In 2019, R.A.C.E. donated $33,736 in grants to 22 Chicagoland community organizations. Through work during Chicagoland Speedway’s NASCAR weekend and Route 66 Raceway’s NHRA weekend, $161,556 was donated to 36 local service groups
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