Politics

BOURBONNAIS - For weeks, political and local government agencies have pushed messages on voters only to be heard during Tuesday’s Midterm Elections. In Kankakee County, 54.29% of all registered voters, 35,563 of 65,500 registered, cast a ballot.   No major changes came at the State level with Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) overwhelming defeating...
KANKAKEE - Early voting in Kankakee is up 25% from where it was just four years ago, in part due to early mail in voting measures. The numbers were announced by Kankakee County Clerk Dan Hendrickson during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Kankakee County Board’s Community Services Committee. In 2018, some 1091...
“Once in your life, you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” I am fortunate to work on many different issues as your State Senator: aid for first responders and their families, transportation investment, support for...
KANKAKEE - A new law passed in June 2021 will soon allow voters across Illinois to register to be permanently placed on Vote by Mail status. “You may now apply to permanently be placed on vote by mail status.” Kankakee County Clerk Dan Hendrickson announced late last week. The new law...
KANKAKEE – County officials say the dismissal of an ICE detainee lawsuit filed in McHenry County will be taken to appeals, all the way to the Supreme Court. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Kankakee and McHenry counties to stop the implementation of the Illinois Way Forward Act, passed in...