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County Releases Wrong Inmate

County Releases Wrong Inmate

Kankakee County Sheriffs police say an investigation is under to determine how a federal inmate at the Jerome Combs Detention Center was mistakenly let out Friday.  41 year old Anees Ahmed Usmani was apparently released in place of another inmate.   Usmani was being housed in Kankakee as part of the county’s rent a bed program…Read More »

County Board Member Dies

County Board Member Dies

Longtime Kankakee County Board member Jim Tripp passed away over the weekend.  Family Facebook posts say Tripp died peacefully Sunday morning surrounded by family .  Fellow board member Mike LaGesse Sunday called his good friend a rare breed in politics and a fine Christian gentleman. Tripp had just been reelected last November.  Arrangements are still…Read More »

Adams Calls for KRMA Audit

Adams Calls for KRMA Audit

Bradley Mayor Bruce Adams in his capacity as chairman of the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency or KRMA, says he wants a forensic audit of the agency’s finances.  In question is 700,000 dollars in computer software that KRMA officials call unusable and has led to suggestions of possible litigation against the agency’s former longtime executive director…Read More »

Metro Gets New Bus

Metro Gets New Bus

Kankakee River Valley Metro put a new bus on the streets Thursday.  The 440 thousand dollar clean burning diesel bus is the first of four new buses scheduled to go into services in the next couple of months.  The cost came in close to 3 million dollars for all four, but there will be no…Read More »

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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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