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Ohio Gov. DeWine tests positive for COVID-19 prior to Trump greeting

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement released by the Governor's office said...

Kankakee Health Department investigates complaints at local restaurants

The Kankakee County Health Department is looking into multiple reports of health violations from a number of restaurants across Kankakee County.

Manteno Schools encourage parents to create “Plan B”

Manteno Schools are asking parents who may have selected in-person learning for the upcoming semester to create a “Plan B” in case...

Kankakee Humane Society cancels largest fundraiser due to COVID-19

The Kankakee County Humane Foundation has canceled their largest fundraiser of the year, Paws and Purrs, due to COVID-19.

Multiple highway projects underway in Champaign area

CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that multiple projects in the Champaign-Urbana area are currently underway or starting in...

Olivet Nazarene University offers countless activities during pandemic

Olivet Nazarene University will offer up to five extracurricular activities per day when students return to campus this fall. 

COVID-19 TOP STORIES

Illinois hovers at 3.9%, announces 1,759 cases Wednesday

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Wednesday 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed...

Cook County teenager listed among Tuesday’s COVID-19 deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday 1,471 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional confirmed...

Olivet Nazarene tells students: Buy Ramen, “Prepare to Quarantine”

BOURBONNAIS - Olivet Nazarene University officials are telling students to prepare to quarantine when returning to the Bourbonnais campus this fall.

Over 45,000 students in Naperville schools set to go remote through October

Naperville School Districts announced they will go fully remote learning from home through October. The announcement came Friday from the Indian Prairie...

Kankakee County

Multiple COVID-19 cases linked to sports leagues and events, 87 in Kankakee this week

Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) officials reported Friday the Communicable Disease Team has traced multiple COVID-19 cases back to sports leagues and...

Ballot Request Postcards to be sent to voters by Kankakee County Clerk

Postcards to request a ballot for the November election will be going out to voters in Kankakee County in the coming days.

Kankakee/Will Region 7 rises to 5.7%, highest in last 30 days

The newly formed Kankakee/Will Region 7 area reached a peak for the past month this week.  As of Wednesday, the region’s seven...

KCC student receives 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

A Kankakee Community College student, Madelyn Longtin of Bourbonnais, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members nationwide receiving a $1,000 Coca-Cola...

Parkhurst, Local Officials Host Free Paper-Shredding Event: August 8th

KANKAKEE—State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) is hosting an upcoming paper-shredding event on August 8th.  The event is held in partnership with Sandi...

$130 Million in PPP funding approved for businesses in Kankakee County

Kankakee County was one of the many communities with businesses that began applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in early April. ...

Kankakee County residents continue to dump goods at closed thrift store

Salvation Army representatives have a message for residents in Kankakee County: The thrift store is closed. It’s not breaking...

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–...

Will County

Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

JOLIET – Today, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) piloted a new service at its 2400 Glenwood Avenue location for job...

Two 14-year-old boys severely injured in Vehicle explosion at Plainfield High School

Two teenage boys were injured in a blast after going for a late night joyride Tuesday morning. It happened shortly after...

Brewery, Restaurant shut down after COVID-19 positive among employees in Plainfield

Two popular Plainfield restaurants have closed their doors temporarily following an employee at each location testing positive for COVID-19. The announcement was...

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...

Sport News

2nd Chicago Bears player opts out of 2020 season due to COVID-19

The Chicago Bears announced Monday safety Jordan Lucas has opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Lucas...

Field of Dreams game with Cards, Sox nixed due to logistics

The White Sox-Cardinals game set to be played at the "Field of Dreams" ballpark has been canceled, according to Ken Rosenthal of the...

Olivet Nazarene Football, NAIA sports pushed to Spring 2021 due to COVID-19

BOURBONNAIS — Olivet Nazarene University announced on Friday it will not play Football this upcoming fall and will attempt to pick the season...

BUSINESS

Kankakee Health Department investigates complaints at local restaurants

The Kankakee County Health Department is looking into multiple reports of health violations from a number of restaurants across Kankakee County.

60 children infected in July in Kankakee, Region rises to 6.2%

*Article will be updated with latest statistics through July 31st. Last updated: 7/30 5pm

Worst GDP Report Ever: U.S. Economy Drops 32.9%

COVID-19 has triggered the sharpest economic decline in modern American history, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The gross domestic product...

Featured

Ohio Gov. DeWine tests positive for COVID-19 prior to Trump greeting

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement released by the Governor's office said...

Kankakee Health Department investigates complaints at local restaurants

The Kankakee County Health Department is looking into multiple reports of health violations from a number of restaurants across Kankakee County.

Illinois hovers at 3.9%, announces 1,759 cases Wednesday

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Wednesday 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed...

Cook County teenager listed among Tuesday’s COVID-19 deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday 1,471 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 19 additional confirmed...

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.