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Unemployment Numbers Down Again

Unemployment Numbers Down Again

Unemployment continues to fall in the Kankakee area when compared with last year.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security puts the October jobless number in Kankakee at 4.3 percent. That’s down from 5.1 percent in 2018.  Chicago has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.4 percent.  The highest jobless rate in the Illinois…Read More »

Manhattan Approves Pot Sales

Manhattan Approves Pot Sales

The Village of Manhattan has approved the sale of recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in Illinois in January.  And in the end it as the mayor’s call.  The board voted 3 to 3 and Mayor Jamie Doyle broke the tie approving the sale of pot in Manhattan.  They become only the second Will County…Read More »

Coal City Man Arrested on Child Sex Charges

Coal City Man Arrested on Child Sex Charges

A Coal City man who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile was arrested Wednesday.  Coal City police an extensive investigation led them to 30 year old Steff Nichols who turned himself in.  The abuse took place on multiple occasions in both this year and last year at an unspecified location in Coal City.  Authorities say because…Read More »

City of Kankakee takes part in National Gratitude Month

City of Kankakee takes part in National Gratitude Month

The City of Kankakee is collecting non-perishable items now through December 6 in recognition of National Gratitude Month where communities across the country come together to give back. Kankakee’s Marketing and Communications Specialist Jasmyne Humble says that while food donations are always needed, several local organizations have requested donations of things like body wash, toilet…Read More »

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This Weekend

DANCE Tropical Latin dance classes with JoLynne Keiser, Kankakee Valley Park District classes. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Grapes & Hops, 251 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee. For more informa­tion, call 815-932-0300 MUSIC Karaoke, today, Village Pub, 2’35 W Broadway St., Bradley. Martinis and karaoke with Robin Behrends. 7 p.m. Friday; Inside Out. 226 N. Central St.,…

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