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By | May 21, 2024

KANKAKEE, Ill. (May 21, 2024) – Local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to attend ‘How Does Zoning Affect my Business?’ Lunch n’ Learn session on June 4, 2024, at 11:30am at the City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) office, located at 275 E. Court St., Suite 201, in Kankakee. The…

Taste the Adventure: Introducing the Kankakee County Taco Trail!

By | May 21, 2024

KANKAKEE COUNTY, IL – Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other as Visit Kankakee County proudly unveils the much-anticipated Kankakee County Taco Trail. Set to launch on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, this trail promises to excite your taste buds and showcase the diverse flavors of Kankakee County’s taco scene. The Kankakee…

May WIN Spotlight: Peggy Sue Munday

By | May 20, 2024

Peggy Sue Munday is a native of Kankakee County and a well known volunteer for many area non-profits. As well as sitting on various Boards of Directors she has several years experience chairing fundraisers for The American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society. Munday was also heavily involved in the Kankakee…

May Ambassador Spotlight: Ashley Peterson

By | May 17, 2024

I am Ashley Peterson, and I am the Commercial Marketing Associate of Homewood and Kankakee County. In my role, I am committed to driving marketing initiatives that resonate with our commercial clientele. From developing targeted strategies to crafting compelling messaging, I leverage my expertise to showcase the value and expertise that CertaPro Painters brings to…

Visit Kankakee County Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week with Tourism Industry

By | May 15, 2024

KANKAKEE COUNTY, IL – National Travel & Tourism Week (May 19th-25th) is just around the corner and Visit Kankakee County is gearing up for a week-long celebration to honor the dedicated individuals who make our hospitality industry shine. From May 19th to 25th, communities across the nation will come together to recognize the vital role…

New Intergovernmental Agreement to Promote Tourism Approved

By | May 15, 2024

The current Intergovernmental Agreement facilitating tourism promotion in Kankakee County is set to expire on June 30, 2024. Visit Kankakee County has proposed a new agreement to continue these efforts, which will commence on July 1, 2024, and conclude on June 30, 2026. The proposal received unanimous approval from the board members at recent Board…

Mobile Pantry Pops up Thursday in Bourbonnais

By | May 8, 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, April 25, 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…

55th annual KCC commencement ceremony to be held May 11

By | May 7, 2024

Almost 450 degrees and certificates will be conferred at the 55th annual Kankakee Community College commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11 in the George H. Ryan Gymnasium in the college’s Activities Building. The speaker at KCC’s ceremony will be a 2012 graduate, Fawn Hendershott. Hendershott is executive director of UpliftedCare, a non-profit that…

National Travel & Tourism Week 2024 KACO Tour

By | May 6, 2024

Shhhh…don’t tell your boss! It’s time to play hooky, pack your {day} bag & join the Visit Kankakee County crew as we prepared to kick off National Travel & Tourism Week 2024. We’ll check out a few, both new and familiar, attractions in the county.  Choose to tour them all or pick one or two.…

KCC announces Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2024

By | April 24, 2024

Date: April 24, 2024 Kankakee Community College is proud to announce the recipient of the John Fulton Distinguished Alumni Award for 2024. This honor recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions of alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and impact in their respective fields. A 2012 KCC graduate, Eric Peterson, CEO and founder of Project Headspace…


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