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Bureau County Republican
Illinois late-winter and special CWD deer hunting seasons counties announced for 2016-17below. Late-Winter Season Open Counties are: Carroll Crawford Hamilton Hen
Illinois late-winter and special CWD deer hunting seasons counties announced for 2016-17
Bureau County Republican / Posted yesterday
below. Late-Winter Season Open Counties are: Carroll Crawford Hamilton Henderson Madison McDonough Rock Island Schuyler Vermilion CWD Season Open Counties: Jo Daviess Kankakee Kendall LaSalle Livingston McHenry Stephenson Winne... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Sheriff: violent crime spreading to affluent suburbsSummer has brought a sharp increase in violent crime — and not just in Chicago.
Sheriff: violent crime spreading to affluent suburbs
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Summer has brought a sharp increase in violent crime — and not just in Chicago. The sheriff of Kankakee County says, many of his county’s local police departments are reporting a troubling increase in robberies; car thefts and home burglaries are... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois submits Obamacare insurance premium increases to fedsis new to the individual exchange in Illinois next year. Its HMO plan will be o
Illinois submits Obamacare insurance premium increases to feds
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
is new to the individual exchange in Illinois next year. Its HMO plan will be offered in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties, according to the Department of Insurance. Despite challenges, federal officials said Wednesday... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
WGN Exclusive: Gov. Rauner rides in Black Hawk helicopter, honors Illinois National Guardfirst trip in a Black Hawk helicopter. WGN was invited to ride with the governo
WGN Exclusive: Gov. Rauner rides in Black Hawk helicopter, honors Illinois National Guard
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
first trip in a Black Hawk helicopter. WGN was invited to ride with the governor exclusively as he flew over the new Kankakee Illinois National Guard site, which is now under construction. The Chicago guard’s crew will move here after it... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Dismantling dams can protect rivers, fish and peopleThe small dam on the Kankakee River in Wilmington has a macabre distinction: Si
Dismantling dams can protect rivers, fish and people
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
The small dam on the Kankakee River in Wilmington has a macabre distinction: Since 1984, at least 18 people have died there, victims of a strong undertow that can overcome even swimmers wearing life preservers. The design of the structure makes it... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
SCORES: Friday Football Frenzy Week 1Point Christian 0 Indpls Cathedral 48, E. Noble 0 Indpls Chatard 23, Indpls B
SCORES: Friday Football Frenzy Week 1
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 7 days ago
Point Christian 0 Indpls Cathedral 48, E. Noble 0 Indpls Chatard 23, Indpls Brebeuf 3 Indpls Roncalli 25, Southport 21 Kankakee Valley 20, Rensselaer 14 Knox 14, Winamac 12 Lafayette Catholic 70, Indpls Marshall 0 Lafayette Jeff 33, Twin... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
A look inside the medical marijuana cultivation center in JolietCresco, who operate a growing facility in this northern Illinois city, as well
A look inside the medical marijuana cultivation center in Joliet
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
Cresco, who operate a growing facility in this northern Illinois city, as well as cultivation centers near Lincoln and in Kankakee, told news media invited for a tour of the Joliet facility recently that they want the public to be impressed by the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Police corral pig that escaped on way to slaughterhouseChief Carl Frey was having breakfast last week when he spotted the 4-foot-long
Police corral pig that escaped on way to slaughterhouse
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Chief Carl Frey was having breakfast last week when he spotted the 4-foot-long pig walking through Grant Park, a Kankakee County town of about 1,300 people roughly 50 miles south of downtown Chicago. The pig somehow escaped from a truck... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
T-Mobile expands coverage in Chicago areaadditional spectrum will cover Illinois areas including Chicago, Elgin, Joliet,
T-Mobile expands coverage in Chicago area
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
additional spectrum will cover Illinois areas including Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Evanston, Naperville, Aurora, Rockford, DeKalb, Bloomington, Normal and Kankakee; Gary in Indiana; and Kenosha and Janesville in Wisconsin. Twitter @co... Read more
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Air Force Times
Veteran comes to Kankakee in search of helicopterKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Glenn Dickenson had to pace a little. He had to carefully
Veteran comes to Kankakee in search of helicopter
Air Force Times / Posted 10 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Glenn Dickenson had to pace a little. He had to carefully choose his words. He knew he was close to tears, but he seemed determined not to reveal the emotion he invested in this weekend trip to Kankakee. The 65-year-old Army... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
EXCHANGE: Veteran comes to Kankakee in search of helicopterrecalls the many missions he flew during his service in a helicopter identical
EXCHANGE: Veteran comes to Kankakee in search of helicopter
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
recalls the many missions he flew during his service in a helicopter identical to the one at the National Guard Armory in Kankakee, Ill. The 65-year-old knew it was going to be hard to explain why the sight of an obsolete Army helicopter instantly... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Good Natured: A Q-and-A about black-necked stiltsMatthew and Tim both thought they were too young to fly. Matthew also mentione
Good Natured: A Q-and-A about black-necked stilts
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Matthew and Tim both thought they were too young to fly. Matthew also mentioned that a pair of stilts had nested in the Kankakee area last summer. This (Sugar Grove location) would be the farthest north stilts had nested in Illinois and the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Wilmington dam called a 'drowning machine' — but a fix eludes victims' familiesofficials would do something to end the series of deaths there. Her brother, A
Wilmington dam called a 'drowning machine' — but a fix eludes victims' families
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
officials would do something to end the series of deaths there. Her brother, Andrew Antolak, had been paddling down the Kankakee River in a rented canoe with his girlfriend, Teresa Masnica. Unfamiliar with the area, they got pulled over the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Kankakee Auto Shop Destroyed by FireAn auto repair shop went up in flames early Thursday morning in Kankakee. Fire
Kankakee Auto Shop Destroyed by Fire
NBC Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
An auto repair shop went up in flames early Thursday morning in Kankakee. Firefighters arrived to Ty’s Repair and MC Body Shop on Chicago and Court streets just before 2:30 a.m. after reports of explosions that were heard. More than a dozen cars... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Warbirds on display: Illinois Capital plays host to World War II planesRochester and started taking flying lessons at Capital Airport before finishing
Warbirds on display: Illinois Capital plays host to World War II planes
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 16 days ago
Rochester and started taking flying lessons at Capital Airport before finishing while attending Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee. "I've always loved the warbirds," said Oliver, 58. His brother Gerald Oliver Jr., who is four years older, told... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Medical marijuana grows under strict conditions as industry expandsalmost all the medical marijuana grown in Illinois comes from warehouses. Besid
Medical marijuana grows under strict conditions as industry expands
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
almost all the medical marijuana grown in Illinois comes from warehouses. Besides Joliet, Cresco owns growing facilities in Kankakee and Lincoln. The facility in Lincoln is a hybrid greenhouse with solid walls but a translucent roof. The Joliet... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Champaign man charged with beating guards, shopliftingto four to 15 years in prison. Court records show that in addition to the pend
Champaign man charged with beating guards, shoplifting
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
to four to 15 years in prison. Court records show that in addition to the pending charges, Anderson has convictions from Kankakee and Iroquois counties for theft, burglary, domestic battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Jeff Ford... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Springfield Spotlight: Dems say suit pushes ‘voter suppression’proved crucial on Election Day 2 years ago in a super-tight Illinois House race
Springfield Spotlight: Dems say suit pushes ‘voter suppression’
SaukValley.com / Posted 18 days ago
proved crucial on Election Day 2 years ago in a super-tight Illinois House race, when state Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee, barely defeated Republican Glenn Nixon by a mere 122 votes. Cloonen is near the very top of Gov. Bruce Rauner's... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rich Miller: Lawsuit over Illinois' election-day registration law fascinatingproved crucial on election day two years ago in a super-tight Illinois House ra
Rich Miller: Lawsuit over Illinois' election-day registration law fascinating
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 days ago
proved crucial on election day two years ago in a super-tight Illinois House race, when state Rep. Kate Cloonen (D-Kankakee) barely defeated Republican Glenn Nixon by a mere 122 votes. Cloonen is near the very top of Gov. Bruce Rauner's... Read more
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Lemont Reporter
5 Years Ago in Lemontcyclist Christian Vande Velde talked about growing up in Lemont. “My favorite r
5 Years Ago in Lemont
Lemont Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
cyclist Christian Vande Velde talked about growing up in Lemont. “My favorite ride is going far south and riding down the Kankakee River and back,” Vande Velde, the fourth-place finisher in the 2008 Tour, told the newspaper. “However, the mountain... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Is Illinois the next state to deal with 'voter suppression?'proved crucial on election day two years ago in a super-tight Illinois House ra
Is Illinois the next state to deal with 'voter suppression?'
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 21 days ago
proved crucial on election day two years ago in a super-tight Illinois House race, when state Rep. Kate Cloonen (D-Kankakee) barely defeated Republican Glenn Nixon by a mere 122 votes. Cloonen is near the very top of Gov. Bruce Rauner's... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
The Fit ListCounty Park near Hudson. There is also a ¼-mile fun run. Here is a link to the
The Fit List
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
County Park near Hudson. There is also a ¼-mile fun run. Here is a link to the race flyer. This bike ride is Sunday in Kankakee County. There are several marked loops so riders can put together routes of distances from 22 miles to 128 miles.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Quarterback Jay Cutler's consistent restraint sign of growth with Bearsundergoing elbow surgery in September 2005, everything changed and Honel topped
Quarterback Jay Cutler's consistent restraint sign of growth with Bears
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
undergoing elbow surgery in September 2005, everything changed and Honel topped out at Double A. Now 33 and living in Kankakee County, Honel says he has begun conditioning workouts with hopes of a baseball comeback. "I'll resume throwing... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Sterling FFA chapter to be more than 'cows, plows and sows'teacher Julie LeFevre into an eighth-grade agriculture instructor. LeFevre, 38
Sterling FFA chapter to be more than 'cows, plows and sows'
SaukValley.com / Posted 23 days ago
teacher Julie LeFevre into an eighth-grade agriculture instructor. LeFevre, 38, conversely, did grow up on a farm, near Kankakee. She served as her local 4-H chapter’s president, and was her FFA chapter president, too, making her well-versed in... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, Aug. 3, 2016insisted Thursday that not only has he not yet decided whether to seek a second
Area history, Aug. 3, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
insisted Thursday that not only has he not yet decided whether to seek a second term, but he won't make his decision until the day he is scheduled to announce it. He said he won't make the announcement until Aug. 8 at the Kankakee County Courth... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
State power hinges on House racesand higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat W
State power hinges on House races
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
and higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat Wagner, 76, an employee at Love Book Store in Kankakee, said everyone in office is to blame for the state's mess. "It's really a disturbing situation to be in because... Read more
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Northwest Herald
House races key to Illinois political power struggleand higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat W
House races key to Illinois political power struggle
Northwest Herald / Posted 26 days ago
and higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat Wagner, 76, an employee at Love Book Store in Kankakee, said everyone in office is to blame for the state’s mess. “It’s really a disturbing situation to be in because,... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
House races key to Illinois political power struggleand higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat W
House races key to Illinois political power struggle
Daily Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
and higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat Wagner, 76, an employee at Love Book Store in Kankakee, said everyone in office is to blame for the state’s mess. “It’s really a disturbing situation to be in because,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
In Illinois: A House united, or more divided?Mussman in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, while Parkhurst is trying to unsea
In Illinois: A House united, or more divided?
SaukValley.com / Posted 26 days ago
Mussman in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, while Parkhurst is trying to unseat Rep. Kate Cloonen, a Democrat from Kankakee who got just 122 votes more than her opponent when she was re-elected to her central Illinois district in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Sheriff's office says inmate in hostage situation has history of attacksweek had a reputation for attacks on corrections officers, including one two mo
Sheriff's office says inmate in hostage situation has history of attacks
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
week had a reputation for attacks on corrections officers, including one two months ago in which he seriously injured a Kankakee officer. Cook County inmate Cordarryl Stevenson, 27, has been locked up since September 2014 in connection with an... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Tricky business of appointing representativeswhen, as reported by Capitol Fax, they attacked the one Democrat lawmaker, Kate
Tricky business of appointing representatives
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 26 days ago
when, as reported by Capitol Fax, they attacked the one Democrat lawmaker, Kate Cloonen, who showed up to a Rauner event in Kankakee to hear what he had to say. But, hey, why persuade and govern when you can attack? Both proposals Rauner is... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
House races become key to Illinois' political power struggleand higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat W
House races become key to Illinois' political power struggle
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 26 days ago
and higher education means current officeholders can be more vulnerable. Pat Wagner, 76, an employee at Love Book Store in Kankakee, said everyone in office is to blame for the state's mess. "It's really a disturbing situation to be in because... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rodeo brings Wild West feel to the DuPage County Faircompetition. The shows were presented by Latting Rodeo Productions of St. Anne
Rodeo brings Wild West feel to the DuPage County Fair
Daily Herald / Posted 27 days ago
competition. The shows were presented by Latting Rodeo Productions of St. Anne, Illinois, a group that has been traveling throughout the Midwest all summer to perform at county fairs and rodeos. Their next step is the Kankakee County Fair on Aug... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Andrea Hanis (Blue Sky Innovation), Tom Gimbel (Lasalle Network), Jonathan Smoke (Chief Economist at Realtor.com), Stacy Wilkin (Executive Director of Kankakee County Vistors and Convention BureauTom Gimbel (Lasalle Network), Jonathan Smoke (Chief Economist at Realtor.com),
Andrea Hanis (Blue Sky Innovation), Tom Gimbel (Lasalle Network), Jonathan Smoke (Chief Economist at Realtor.com), Stacy Wilkin (Executive Director of Kankakee County Vistors and Convention Bureau
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 29 days ago
Tom Gimbel (Lasalle Network), Jonathan Smoke (Chief Economist at Realtor.com), Stacy Wilkin (Executive Director of Kankakee County Vistors and Convention Bureau) It’s time for the Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand – On today’s... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
The Fit ListPark near Hudson. There is also a ¼-mile fun run. Here is a link to the race fl
The Fit List
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
Park near Hudson. There is also a ¼-mile fun run. Here is a link to the race flyer. This bike ride is Sunday, Aug. 7, in Kankakee County. There are several marked loops so riders can put together routes of distances from 22 miles to 128 miles.... Read more

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