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Bureau County Republican
ISBE’s Student Advisory Council seeks applicantswe pursued our goals, and we did not let any difference in opinion distract us,
ISBE’s Student Advisory Council seeks applicants
Bureau County Republican / Posted 33 minutes ago
we pursued our goals, and we did not let any difference in opinion distract us,” said SAC member Alex Palacios, a senior at Kankakee High School. “This council is one of a kind – it offers new experiences and new friendships that would have never... Read more
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examiner.com
2016 World Tai Chi & Qigong DayGromer: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Wellness Fair Saturday, April 30, 9am-12pm
2016 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
examiner.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Gromer: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Wellness Fair Saturday, April 30, 9am-12pm Civic Auditorium, 801 S Eighth Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901 Kankakee Community Wellness Group performing our therapeutic tai chi forms and qigong, along with... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Man, 61, charged with murder, arson in Kankakee fireKANKAKEE, Ill. — The Kankakee Fire Department says a 61-year-old man faces murd
Man, 61, charged with murder, arson in Kankakee fire
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. — The Kankakee Fire Department says a 61-year-old man faces murder and arson charges for allegedly setting an apartment building fire that killed two boys. Fire officials said Tuesday that Alex Sawyer has been charged with two counts... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
In MPAACT's 'Upstate,' teen love put to testtested in this stage adaptation of the 2005 novel of the same name by Chicago-a
In MPAACT's 'Upstate,' teen love put to test
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
tested in this stage adaptation of the 2005 novel of the same name by Chicago-area writer Kalisha Buckhanon, who grew up in Kankakee. It focuses on Natasha, smart and ambitious, and her boyfriend Antonio, who finds himself locked up and in the hands... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, April 26, 2016of Gus Penman, who was being held for the murder of Harold Shaw of Urbana, but
Area history, April 26, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
of Gus Penman, who was being held for the murder of Harold Shaw of Urbana, but escaped earlier this month from the Kankakee County Jail. Another $100 reward has been offered by Sheriff Evans of Champaign County. In 1966: A 16-month-old... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Chicago areauntil 10 p.m. Monday. The counties affected include Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Co
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Chicago area
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
until 10 p.m. Monday. The counties affected include Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, Lasalle, Lee, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, April 23, 2016April 23, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Area history, April 23, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
April 23, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: In 1916: Gus Penman, who was being held in Kankakee County for a second trial in the murder of Harold Shaw of Urbana, escaped Saturday evening from the Kankakee County... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Colorado locals play ‘no-nonsense’ negotiatorby these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart
Colorado locals play ‘no-nonsense’ negotiator
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
by these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart a Republican county chairman in Durango or Kankakee, why should we ever believe you would be able to go toe-to-toe with the wily Mexicans, Japanese or Chinese? But all... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
The ‘No-Nonsense’ Negotiatorby these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart
The ‘No-Nonsense’ Negotiator
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
by these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart a Republican county chairman in Durango or Kankakee, why should we ever believe you would be able to go toe-to-toe with the wily Mexicans, Japanese or Chinese? But all... Read more
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The MidWeek
KC hosts ecosystems presentation on April 21working at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Pescitelli’s area of responsibi
KC hosts ecosystems presentation on April 21
The MidWeek / Posted 9 days ago
working at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Pescitelli’s area of responsibility includes the Fox, Des Plaines, DuPage, Kankakee and Mazon rivers, as well as the Chicago and Calumet River Systems, and several direct tributaries to the Illinois... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
KC hosts ecosystems presentation on April 21working at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Pescitelli’s area of responsibi
KC hosts ecosystems presentation on April 21
Daily Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
working at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Pescitelli’s area of responsibility includes the Fox, Des Plaines, DuPage, Kankakee and Mazon rivers, as well as the Chicago and Calumet River Systems, and several direct tributaries to the Illinois... Read more
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Daily Herald
Massive new railroad through rural Illinois could be boon to the 'burbsbut intersecting with other railroads in more than 25 places. The line would b
Massive new railroad through rural Illinois could be boon to the 'burbs
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
but intersecting with other railroads in more than 25 places. The line would begin in northwest Indiana, head west between Kankakee and Joliet, then go north west of Morris, Yorkville and DeKalb. South of Rockford, it would split in two, with one... Read more
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The Morning Call
Former Cub Milt Pappas dies at age 76moved to Beecher in 1990 and married his second wife, Judi Bloome. In 2013, he
Former Cub Milt Pappas dies at age 76
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
moved to Beecher in 1990 and married his second wife, Judi Bloome. In 2013, he was seriously injured in a one-car crash in Kankakee County after he hit a utility pole. He is survived by his wife, Judi, and children Michelle and Steve from his... Read more
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Pilot News
KVREMC offers fun at annual meetingPORTER COUNTY — Kankakee Valley REMC's Annual Meeting April 12 drew members and
KVREMC offers fun at annual meeting
Pilot News / Posted 10 days ago
PORTER COUNTY — Kankakee Valley REMC's Annual Meeting April 12 drew members and visitors from around Northern Indiana. Get a taste of the event and family friendly affair through the pictures and pick up a copy of the April 21 paper of The Leader... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Police questioning person of interest in fatal Kankakee firePolice in Kankakee, Illinois, are talking with a person of interest about the f
Police questioning person of interest in fatal Kankakee fire
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Police in Kankakee, Illinois, are talking with a person of interest about the fire that killed two young children last week. Police in Kankakee, Illinois, are talking with a person of interest about the fire that killed two young children last... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Ward Bivensshe survives. Together, they have two sons, Scott (Teresa Lewis) of Long Grove,
Ward Bivens
Bureau County Republican / Posted 11 days ago
she survives. Together, they have two sons, Scott (Teresa Lewis) of Long Grove, Iowa, and Steven (Kathy Varboncouer) of Kankakee. They have five grandchildren, Kendra, Kirsten, Brandon, Chad and Kelsey. Kirsten was born on his birthday, and he... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Charles B. TurucHe was born October 26, 1937, in Kankakee, Illinois. Chuck was a veteran of th
Charles B. Turuc
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
He was born October 26, 1937, in Kankakee, Illinois. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1962 to 1964. On April 18, 1964, he married the former Beatrice Britz at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Houghton. Chuck is survived by his wife... Read more
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The New Ulm Journal
The ‘no-nonsense’ negotiatorby these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart
The ‘no-nonsense’ negotiator
The New Ulm Journal / Posted 11 days ago
by these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart a Republican county chairman in Durango or Kankakee, why should we ever believe you would be able to go toe-to-toe with the wily Mexicans, Japanese or Chinese? But all... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Kish College hosts ecosystems presentation April 21working at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Pescitelli’s area of responsib
Kish College hosts ecosystems presentation April 21
Daily Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
working at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Pescitelli’s area of responsibility includes the Fox, Des Plaines, DuPage, Kankakee and Mazon rivers, as well as the Chicago and Calumet River Systems, and several direct tributaries to the Illinois... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The ‘no-nonsense’ negotiatorby these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart
The ‘no-nonsense’ negotiator
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 13 days ago
by these minor-league party bosses, could he? After all, if you can't outsmart a Republican county chairman in Durango or Kankakee, why should we ever believe you would be able to go toe-to-toe with the wily Mexicans, Japanese or Chinese? But all... Read more
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The Mendota Reporter
Mendota Reporter Proposed rail line is deja vu for area landownersis causing concern for farmers and residents of several Illinois counties. The
Mendota Reporter Proposed rail line is deja vu for area landowners
The Mendota Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
is causing concern for farmers and residents of several Illinois counties. The 278-mile line could potentially go through Kankakee, Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago and Boone counties in Illinois as well as three counties in Indiana and one... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
6 injured, including firefighter and young boys, in Kankakee fireTwo young boys were critically injured and 22 people were displaced after a fir
6 injured, including firefighter and young boys, in Kankakee fire
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Two young boys were critically injured and 22 people were displaced after a fire in suburban Kankakee early Wednesday, officials said. The blaze broke out just before 2 a.m. in a building in the 800 block of West Station Street that housed... Read more
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NBC Chicago
2 Children, Firefighter Among Injured in Kankakee BlazeSix people were injured, including two children and a firefighter, after a fire
2 Children, Firefighter Among Injured in Kankakee Blaze
NBC Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
Six people were injured, including two children and a firefighter, after a fire in Kankakee early Wednesday morning. The fire started just after 1:30 a.m. inside a suburban storefront on the first floor of a building in the 800 block of West Station... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Firefighter and young boys among 6 injured in Kankakee fireKANKAKEE, Ill. --Two boys were critically injured and 22 people were displaced
Firefighter and young boys among 6 injured in Kankakee fire
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 16 days ago
KANKAKEE, Ill. --Two boys were critically injured and 22 people were displaced after a fire in Kankakee. The fire broke out at a building just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West Station Street. The two boys, ages 2 and 4, had to be... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
First-quarter traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015 Posted Apr. 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM
First-quarter traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 17 days ago
traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015 Posted Apr. 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM Posted Apr. 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Traffic deaths on Illinois highways are on a pace to exceed last year's total of just over 1,000.The... Read more
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SaukValley.com
First-quarter traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reported there were 255 deaths on the roads throug
First-quarter traffic deaths in Illinois higher than 2015
SaukValley.com / Posted 17 days ago
The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reported there were 255 deaths on the roads through last week – compared with 179 at the same point last year. Gianna Urgo is spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Transportation. She says a mild winter and lower... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Cell away from home— and it's not unique to Piatt County. Of the 100 Cook inmates behind bars in
Cell away from home
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
— and it's not unique to Piatt County. Of the 100 Cook inmates behind bars in other counties last week, 48 were housed in Kankakee and another 37 at the Livingston County Jail in Pontiac. For Piatt County, the presence of some of Chicagoland's... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Man in Gibson City meth case charged with 8 feloniesa Class 2 felony. She remains jailed on a $25,000 bond. Gibson City police off
Man in Gibson City meth case charged with 8 felonies
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
a Class 2 felony. She remains jailed on a $25,000 bond. Gibson City police officers, assisted by agents from the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) and Illinois State Police, executed a search warrant at the couple's... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Never Too Late For Educationby golly, I am going to do it.” As one of seven children, Don and his siblings
Never Too Late For Education
The Chattanoogan / Posted 24 days ago
by golly, I am going to do it.” As one of seven children, Don and his siblings were raised in a Catholic orphanage in Kankakee, Il. One of the nuns at the home told him, “He needed to help others.” That suggestion stayed with him through... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Huge 40-degree temperature drop swings across Chicago areaAurora : 73 / 29 / 36 :Unofficial Supplemental AWOS Locations : DKB: Dekalb : 7
Huge 40-degree temperature drop swings across Chicago area
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
Aurora : 73 / 29 / 36 :Unofficial Supplemental AWOS Locations : DKB: Dekalb : 73 / 26 / 35 JOT: Joliet : 74 / 25 / 37 IKK: Kankakee : 67 / 26 / 37 IGQ: Lansing : 66 / 26 / 35 C09: Morris : 73 / 26 / 36 VYS: Peru : 75 / 29 / 37 PNT: Pontiac : 74 /... Read more
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The Washington Times
Private investors eye rail line to ease Chicago congestionto buy enough land for six main tracks to run from LaPorte, through Porter and
Private investors eye rail line to ease Chicago congestion
The Washington Times / Posted 25 days ago
to buy enough land for six main tracks to run from LaPorte, through Porter and Lake counties, into the Illinois counties of Kankakee, Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, around Rockford and on to Rock County in Wisconsin. The Northwest Indiana Regional... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Drunk driver causes multiple crashes in LaPorteapproximately 9:45 AM (CST). The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the crash by
Drunk driver causes multiple crashes in LaPorte
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 26 days ago
approximately 9:45 AM (CST). The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the crash by La Porte County Emergency Medical Service, Kankakee and Springfield Township Fire Departments, La Porte County Haz-Mat Team and the Indiana Department of... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Why we need to pay a much higher gas taxfinish rebuilding the CTA's Red Line north, revamping the interchange at Inters
Why we need to pay a much higher gas tax
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 26 days ago
finish rebuilding the CTA's Red Line north, revamping the interchange at Interstate 57 and Illinois Rte. 17 outside Kankakee or adding a third track to Metra's Union Pacific West Line—it has to pay for it. Now it has a place to begin the... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Community: Table tennis is keeping Illinois retirees youngpeople over the years," Wilken said. "Bob Dieken kept playing until he was 89 y
Community: Table tennis is keeping Illinois retirees young
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 30 days ago
people over the years," Wilken said. "Bob Dieken kept playing until he was 89 years old. It just goes to show that this is a game you can play no matter how old you are. This keeps us young." By John Dykstra of The (Kankakee) Daily Journal... Read more
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Lake County Journal
Area Girl Scouts surprise Gurnee firefighters with care packagesmembers participate in Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana – i
Area Girl Scouts surprise Gurnee firefighters with care packages
Lake County Journal / Posted 30 days ago
members participate in Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana – in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake and Will) – along with four Indiana counties, according to the organization's... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
From IHSA title to Final Four in one year for Villanova’s Jalen Brunsonof Illinois. Freshman center Jamuni McNeace was born in Decatur, Illinois and
From IHSA title to Final Four in one year for Villanova’s Jalen Brunson
WGN TV Chicago / Posted a month ago
of Illinois. Freshman center Jamuni McNeace was born in Decatur, Illinois and spent part of his high school career in Kankakee. After starting at Allen High School at Texas, McNeace came to Kankakee High School for his sophomore year where he... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Townsend Kise: Tourism drives economic development in McHenry CountyCouncil of Convention and Visitor Bureaus, this study shows northeastern Illino
Townsend Kise: Tourism drives economic development in McHenry County
Northwest Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus, this study shows northeastern Illinois, including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, will lose $900 million in visitor spending in 2017 without state... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Motley Fool: Value of stock today is key in whether to keep or selltoday is key in whether to keep or sell Q: It turns out I bought a stock near
Motley Fool: Value of stock today is key in whether to keep or sell
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
today is key in whether to keep or sell Q: It turns out I bought a stock near its all-time high. Should I sell? -- B.A., Kankakee, Illinois A: The price you pay for a stock -- your cost basis -- matters when you sell it and calculate your gain... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Police: Couple arrested 'actively cooking meth' with 7 children presenthome with seven children present. Gibson City Police Chief Steve Cushman said
Police: Couple arrested 'actively cooking meth' with 7 children present
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
home with seven children present. Gibson City Police Chief Steve Cushman said his officers, assisted by agents from the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Illinois State Police meth response team, executed a search warrant at a... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
1 killed in crash at U.S. 20 & N. Fail Rd. in LaPorte CountyOnce that has been completed, we will send a release out. The La Porte County
1 killed in crash at U.S. 20 & N. Fail Rd. in LaPorte County
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 1 months ago
Once that has been completed, we will send a release out. The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by La Porte County Emergency Medical Service, La Porte County Coroner’s Office and the Kankakee and Springfield Township Fire Depar... Read more
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examiner.com
Rep. Robin Kelly sponsors 2016 Congressional High School Student Art Contestat the Chicago Office, 9200 South Commercial Avenue, Suite 415; or to the satel
Rep. Robin Kelly sponsors 2016 Congressional High School Student Art Contest
examiner.com / Posted 1 months ago
at the Chicago Office, 9200 South Commercial Avenue, Suite 415; or to the satellite office located on the lower level of Kankakee City Hall. Please call Alan Banks at (708) 679-0078 to arrange a drop-off time. The deadline for submissions is 4... Read more

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