Kankakee area residents have an opportunity to commemorate a cause, a person or an organization of their choice in exchange for a donation to benefit local first responders through a memorial brick program launched recently by the Kankakee County Police and Fire Memorial Committee.
Middle school students who wants to be crime busters, legal eagles or welding wunderkinds can take their first steps at Kankakee Community College (KCC) this summer with hands-on training at its Riverfront Campus, according to a press release.
Kankakee Community College's center in Watseka has a summer of learning planned, offering everything from improving English skills and learning mathematical equations to enhancing health care and talking in front of others.
Freeing students to escape the rigidity of typical learning routines, Kankakee School District 111 is poised to adopt an innovative pilot program based on recent legislation supported by state Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee).
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Following the recent decision by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to yank a major House vote on health care from the floor due to insufficient support, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released an official statement expressing disappointment.
Expressing pride in students’ aptitude and effort during a recent candidates’ forum at Kankakee High School, incumbent GOP candidate and current Kankakee Mayor Nina Epstein underscored the experience via Facebook, calling the young adults “bright and articulate.”
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
Local business owner, Republican candidate and current village trustee Jeff Keast recently laid out aspirations for the village in detail in an effort to continue his public service career by becoming Bourbonnais’ mayor.
Kankakee Valley Park District (KVPD) commissioners are apparently receiving freebies from the district, despite a district code barring such perquisites, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) alleged recently.
The Dallas-based real estate and location advisory firm Site Selection Group recently rated the Kankakee Metropolitan Statistical Area among the nation’s Top 10 metro areas positioned for growth in the millennial age group.
'Bring Back Bourbonnais,' a Republican group dedicated to strengthening the GOP’s presence at the local level, recently expanded its outreach with a post on its Facebook page, summarizing its accomplishments and looking toward future goals.
In a regularly scheduled morning meeting on Jan. 25, the Kankakee County board's finance committee came to confront the county’s overall fiscal scenario, acknowledging weak spots in the jurisdiction’s financial fabric during its session.
A plan to recycle sand deposits left by 2015’s Kankakee River flooding was among several ideas slated for discussion at the recent Kankakee River Watershed Conference at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.
Divulging only a slight difference in project development plans compared to the previous two years, the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County recently announced an expected $120.7 million yield in capital investment from 2016 for the region.