20 Years Later Amtrak Memorial Planned

20 Years Later Amtrak Memorial Planned

There’s a memorial service planned on the 20th anniversary of the crash of Amtrak’s City of New Orleans in Bourbonnais.  The March 16th, 1999 accident killed 11 people and injured over 120.   All but two cars of the passenger train derailed after striking a truck hauling steel at the McKnight Road crossing.   The National Transportation Safety…Read More »

Elliot Mans Death Ruled a Homicide

Elliot Mans Death Ruled a Homicide

A Ford County Coroner’s Jury has ruled last year’s death an Elliott man a homicide.  34 year old Jeremy Turner’s charred body was found inside his burnt out home in May 2018.  The Ford County Record reports an autopsy determined Turner died from a single gunshot wound to the head.  No arrests have been made. …Read More »

Dwight  Man Gets 5 Years

Dwight Man Gets 5 Years

In Livingston County Count last week a Dwight man was sentenced to five years in prison on drug and domestic battery charges.  Dwight police say 26 year old Josh Newell was arrested in January of 2018 for dealing in cocaine and was arrested again a month later for domestic battery.  He had pleaded guilty to…Read More »

No Teachers Strike

No Teachers Strike

It appears a strike will be averted after members of the Kankakee Federation of Teachers approved a new contract Friday.  The deal gives teachers a 2 percent increase this year followed by a 2 and half percent bump the following two years and a three percent increase in the final year of the contract.  The…Read More »


Ice Skating

The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District have opened the Event and Skate Plaza, 600 Main Street NW, behind the Village of Bourbonnais Administration Building. The outdoor frozen rink is a free recreational activity provided to the community during the winters month. Skating may take place during the plaza hours of 9 a.m.…

Latin Dance with Jolynne Keiser

Join The Kankakee Valley Park District for Latin Dance with Jolynne Keiser, on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., January 15th through March 5th. Learn tropical Latin dances including Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue and Cha-Cha! No partner needed. Fee is $65 and registration deadline is January 11th. Call to register at 815-933-1311. The Kankakee Valley…

Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club Every month on the 2nd Thursday until Thursday, May 09, 2019 @ 4:30 pm Next Meeting:  Thursday, January 10th, 2019 @ 4:30 pm  Bradley Public Library  Free  http://www.bradleylibrary.org

Blood Drive

Faith Church in Kankakee and Culver’s Restaurant in Bourbonnais have joined forces to sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive for the Kankakee area on Tuesday, February 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Church, 2400 Waldron Road in Kankakee. If you’d like to reserve a spot call Dale at 815-278-2259 or visit redcrossblood.org.