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NBC PEACOCK Streaming Service launches, for free

Peacock is the latest streaming service launched Wednesday with a surprising announcement. The service is free.  The App is...

Opinion: Bradley surrenders town to pending 30,000+ chickens, could outnumber residents 2:1

Surrender. It sure feels like more than accurate verbiage after the Village of Bradley board voted Monday 4-2 to...

Kankakee Will enter South Suburban Plan Region, Chicago stands alone

The state of Illinois announced Wednesday the formation of 11 new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions. The regions had previous tied...

IDPH: ‘Very concerned and fearful’ for ‘new situation’ with CDC data

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike expressed her concern today over the announcement the White House would intervene in...

Walmart, Starbucks, Best Buy all now require masks as of Wednesday

Walmart, Starbucks and Best Buy all now require masks when visiting one of their stores, as of next Monday. The announcements were...

Oklahoma governor becomes first state leader positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has tested positive for coronavirus. The Govenor announced the news on Wednesday.  Stitt became the...

COVID-19 TOP STORIES

Chicago Mayor warns City could go back to Phase 3

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday morning the city could go back to Phase 3 if COVID-19 numbers continue to rise.

Trump strips COVID-19 data from CDC, researchers, undermines transparency in pandemic

Data on coronavirus patients will now go straight to the Trump Administration before going to the CDC in a bizarre twist of...

New Banksy piece showcases just how quick COVID-19, and art, can spread

Banksy has unleashed new COVID-19 art in the London Underground. The art was apparently made while other commuters...

CSL CEO says “Don’t Rush the COVID-19 Vaccine”

CSL Limited CEO Paul Perreault is joining a team of scientists and medical experts across the world urging caution in properly developing...

Kankakee County

Manteno Chamber of Commerce to Host “Thrill of the Putt” Tournament

The Manteno Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual “Thrill of the Putt” putt-putt golftournament on Saturday, July 18 from 1–...

Momence Farmers Market canceled for 2020

Organizers made the announcement early Tuesday the Momence Farmers Market won’t happen in 2020.  The Market was set to go forward on...

Kankakee Zagster equipment to return to Virginia, KCCVB reports

Kankakee County – Bike 609 would have been celebrating its’ two-year anniversary next week but soon, bikes and empty bike racks will...

Kankakee County has 11 new cases this week, recovery climbs to 75% countywide

Kankakee  — As of Friday, the Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) reports 1,235  confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 61 deaths.

BREAKING: Kankakee County will have a fireworks show this year

Fireworks will return to Kankakee County this year.  Kankakee Valley Park District Executive Director Dayna Heitz will make the...

St. Mary’s Kankakee partners to connect patients to fresh produce

June 18, 2020 (Kankakee, Ill.)— On July 7, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee will host its first Rx Mobile distribution, in...

Five KCC teams qualify for NJCAA All-Academic 2019-20

Five athletic teams at Kankakee Community College have earned recognition from the NJCAA for academic achievements the 2019-20 academic year.

Kankakee County Clerk sends notice for Application to Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Kankakee County Clerk Dan Hendrickson sent out a notice to voters via the Clerk's Facebook page Tuesday with information on how to...

Will County

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival goes virtual this weekend

FRANKFORT, IL – Today would have been the first day of the 10th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, originally scheduled for July 11th...

Hollywood Casino will layoff 145 in Joliet, 256 jobs loss in mass layoffs

JOLIET — Hollywood Casino reopened its doors on July 1st in Illinois.  A day before reopening, on June 30th,...

Frankfort Fall Festival 2020 ‘Unanimously’ canceled

The 2020 Frankfort Fall Festival has been canceled. "Unanimously the Festival Committee and the Chamber of Commerce Board agree...

Dust from Sahara Desert likely to move over area this weekend

Dust from the Sahara Desert is likely to move over the area this weekend, according to the Joliet Weather Center (JWC) on...

Sport News

Sports at Kankakee Community College on hold until 2021

The NJCAA has announced that fall and winter sports will be held, but on delayed schedules. This change means...

IHSA says it will ‘defer’ to IDPH, ISBE Governor’s Office for “Return to Play” guidance

Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced Tuesday it will defer to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois State Board of...

Kankakee High School postpones basketball camp due to new regulations

The Kankakee Kays announced late Sunday night the Kankakee Kays Basketball Camp will be postponed, in part due to new IHSA and...

BUSINESS

NBC PEACOCK Streaming Service launches, for free

Peacock is the latest streaming service launched Wednesday with a surprising announcement. The service is free.  The App is...

Walmart, Starbucks, Best Buy all now require masks as of Wednesday

Walmart, Starbucks and Best Buy all now require masks when visiting one of their stores, as of next Monday. The announcements were...

CSL CEO says “Don’t Rush the COVID-19 Vaccine”

CSL Limited CEO Paul Perreault is joining a team of scientists and medical experts across the world urging caution in properly developing...

Featured

Illinois Federation of Teachers endorses Eads in Kankakee’s 79th District

Charlene Eads, the Democratic Candidate for State Representative of the 79th District, received the endorsement of the Illinois Federation of Teachers earlier...

IDPH: ‘Very concerned and fearful’ for ‘new situation’ with CDC data

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike expressed her concern today over the announcement the White House would intervene in...

Walmart, Starbucks, Best Buy all now require masks as of Wednesday

Walmart, Starbucks and Best Buy all now require masks when visiting one of their stores, as of next Monday. The announcements were...

CSL CEO says “Don’t Rush the COVID-19 Vaccine”

CSL Limited CEO Paul Perreault is joining a team of scientists and medical experts across the world urging caution in properly developing...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

New Banksy piece showcases just how quick COVID-19, and art, can spread

Banksy has unleashed new COVID-19 art in the London Underground. The art was apparently made while other commuters...

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival goes virtual this weekend

FRANKFORT, IL – Today would have been the first day of the 10th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, originally scheduled for July 11th...

Grundy County Corn Fest Canceled in part to lack of guidance, inspectors

The 2020 Grundy County Corn Fest in Morris has officially been canceled due to the pandemic. This year’s fest would have been...

Big Ten announces conference-only sports schedule for Fall 2020, football included

The Big Ten will move forward this fall with a conference-only season for all fall sports, including college football.