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Shutdown Costing County a Million Dollars a Month

Shutdown Costing County a Million Dollars a Month

With no signs that the ongoing partial federal government shut down is going to end soon, Kankakee County officials are making contingency plans.   Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler at this morning’s finance committee meeting said the shutdown is costing the county about a million dollars a month in payments for housing federal and ice…Read More »

Ice Not Nice

Ice Not Nice

Some tree limbs were reported down, schools were released early, there were a number of spin outs, fender benders, and roll overs on the roadways and power lines were taken down along Rt. 115 between 4 and 5000 West Tuesday.  All because of yesterday’s freezing rain.  No one was reported injured in any of the…Read More »

New Hotel Opens in Newton County

New Hotel Opens in Newton County

There’s a new place to spend the night in Newton County.  The new 99 room Fairfield Inn and Suites at Fair Oaks Farms opens its doors to guests tomorrow.  The hotel has a barn theme complete with two silos that houses 8 of the hotels 31 upscale suites.  Some have family bunk rooms.  It’s just…Read More »

Shots Fired Reports Drop in the City

Shots Fired Reports Drop in the City

The number of shots fired reports in Kankakee and the number of cases were evidence supports a report of shots fired were both down in 2018 compared to the year before. Kankakee Deputy Police Chief Willie Hunt at last night’s city council meeting said In 2018 there were 275 reports of shots fired in Kankakee,…Read More »

Weather

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.…

Third Annual Chocolate Tour

Tickets for the Bourbonnais Park Distrct’s Third Annual Chocolate Tour are now on sale! Sweet Street is the title sponsor of the Chocolate Tour, which will be on Saturday, February 3rd. Tickets are $25, and are mavailable at village offices, park district facilities, and at btpd.org. You can find More info at btpd.org, villageofBourbonnais.com or…

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

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