Colton Ekhoff, a Republican candidate for the Kankakee County Board, is kicking off his campaign with a gathering at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Sammy's, 119 W. Washington St., in Momence, a flier from the campaign said.
A state appeals panel has reversed a Cook County judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit in which Chicago and Skokie claimed Kankakee and Channahon ran schemes to divert into their treasuries tax revenue from out-of-state retailers.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced he will sign controversial abortion funding expansion House Bill 40 into law, which critics say will increase the number of abortions from the reported 116 in Kankakee County in 2015.
As Illinois prepares its efforts to attract Amazon's second headquarters, Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler are pushing on a local level for Kankakee to feature in the state’s proposal, according to a press release.
Running on a platform of prioritizing local issues and fiscal responsibility, Colton Ekhoff is challenging Kankakee County Board Member Jim Vickery for the District 2 seat in the upcoming Republican primaries.
Kankakee County residents who want to run for a county office can collect their nominating petition packets from the county clerk’s office or download them from the clerk’s website, according County Clerk Bruce Clark.
The historic education funding reform enacted in Illinois last week is a compromise that will help students from all income levels, Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) said as the House debated Senate Bill 1947 on Aug. 28.
Women and girls over age 12 are being invited to learn about self-defense, including techniques like avoidance, taking offensive actions and defensive escapes, in a free workshop hosted by Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and One Light Self Defense on Sept. 29, according to a press release.