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Mobile Pantry Pops up Thursday in Bourbonnais

July 15, 2024

Bourbonnais, IL – The Secret Food Pantry will host its next mobile drive-through pantry in the Village of Bourbonnais from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, on Briarwood Lane. Anyone in need can come for food. There are no residential or financial restrictions. The pantry instructs attendees not to arrive more than 30…

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Ambassador Spotlight – Shannon Moore

July 15, 2024

Shannon Moore’s first involvement as a Kankakee Chamber Ambassador volunteer was marked as 2005 in the Kankakee Chamber archival records. At that time, Shannon was a fresh new Banker working at HomeStar Bank as a Business Development Leader where he helped expand the bank’s footprint into the City of Kankakee in the early 2000’s. Shannon…

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WIN Spotlight – Ellen Schmidt

July 15, 2024

Ellen Schmidt is a lifelong Kankakee County resident – with the exception of four years at Northern Illinois University. Go Huskies! Growing up, Ellen’s family lived in Riverview, just a few blocks from Cobb Park. Her first job was a Daily Journal paper route. Her other early jobs were at Hardee’s, the Kankakee Speedway, the…

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