HUD Grant Helps Kankakee Families

HUD Grant Helps Kankakee Families

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Illinois 2.7 million dollars. While Chicago and Cook County will get the lion’s share of the funding the Kankakee Housing Authority will receive 43, 500 dollars. The money will be used to support education and employment among HUD assisted families.Read More »

Last Man Arrested in Bradley Bar Beating

Last Man Arrested in Bradley Bar Beating

The last of three men thought to be involved in a beating last week at a Bradley Bar in the 200 block of South Schuyler has been arrested.  27 year old Kyle Woodruff of Bradley and his brother Keith along with 26 year old William Jarvis of Stelle, Illinois allegedly attacked a man a week…Read More »

Duo Arrested in Dwight Drug Raid

Duo Arrested in Dwight Drug Raid

Two people were arrested on drug charges earlier this week when police raided a home in Dwight.   51 year old Cheryl Dewey and 66 year old Billy Alltop were allegedly dealing in cocaine.  Livingston County Sheriffs Police say they discovered an unspecified amount of the drug in the house along with the makings for crack…Read More »

Riverside/IMH Merger Off

Riverside/IMH Merger Off

The proposed merger between Riverside Medical Center and Iroquois Memorial Hospital is not going to happen.   In a short joint statement Wednesday the two health centers say following completion of the due diligence process, the potential merger of Iroquois Memorial and Riverside Healthcare has been called off.  There’s no word on what specifically spoiled the…Read More »

Exelon Threatens Braidwood/Dresden Shut Down

Exelon Threatens Braidwood/Dresden Shut Down

Exelon is saying they may permanently shut down both the Braidwood and Dresden Nuclear power plants.  The statement was included in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The closure of the two would put thousands of high paying area jobs in jeopardy.  This could be a ploy by the utility giant to…Read More »

Strong Armed Robbery in Kankakee

Strong Armed Robbery in Kankakee

A man giving another man a ride to the 1900 block of South Schuyler last night was the victim of a strong armed robbery.  The passenger repaid the favor by punching the man twice before throwing him to the ground and taking his coat, shoes and car.  City police say the victim also lost his…Read More »

Whiteout Conditions Blow Through Region

Whiteout Conditions Blow Through Region

It was only about an inch of snow, but when combined with 40 mile an hour winds, last night’s little snow fall created white out conditions in Kankakee and Iroquois County and made for some very dangerous travel conditions. .Illinois State Police were reporting numerous spin-outs and slide-offs from early evening on.  There were scattered…Read More »

McNamara Principal Honored

McNamara Principal Honored

The National Catholic Education Association has named Bishop McNamara Principal Terry Granger the winner of this year’s Lead, Learn, and Proclaim Award. Granger is being honored for his dedication and commitment to excellence in Catholic education.  He will be officially recognized during the NCEA 2019 Convention in April in Chicago. Granger was chosen from more…Read More »

Daily Journal Outsources Printing

Daily Journal Outsources Printing

After printing some 764 million copies of the Daily Journal in house paper officials have decided to outsource printing starting March 4th.  Publisher Len Small say the change ensures a stable long-term future for the newspaper without risk of major breakdowns or delays while noting the current presses are 52 years old..  The paper has…Read More »

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