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Police Officers provided Care Packages

Police Officers provided Care Packages Officers of multiple towns in Kankakee county received care packages from appreciative volunteers. Some 250 care packages were put together for each member of the respective police departments. The packages contained items such as: Letters from students Gift cards Treats Baked goods Hats T-shirts Hand sanitizer/Lotion To view extensive media…

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Register for March 11th News Conference

Register for March 11th News Conference Illinois business leaders: Boost workforce & economy through early childhood investments WHAT:  A virtual event to release a report from Illinois business leaders on the ways that investing in early care and education — as recommended by a statewide, bipartisan commission — can strengthen our workforce and economy. WHEN: …

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Fast Path Info Sessions

Fast Path Info Sessions In-person and live online information sessions are being held this month for the Kankakee Community College Fast Path transfer program. The in-person event will be at KCC’s Miner South Extension Center in Watseka on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. The virtual Zoom information session will be on Wednesday, March 23 at 6…

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ComEd: Illinois College Student Scholarships

ComEd: Illinois College Student Scholarships ComEd today launched its Future of Energy program, which will provide up to $250,000 in scholarships for women and minorities pursuing STEM degrees in college. Today through March 28, 2022, students in Illinois can apply for the scholarship program, which will provide financial assistance awards of up to $10,000 and…

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Mobile Pantry Rescheduled

Mobile Pantry Rescheduled Secret Food Pantry returns February 16 Due to potential inclement weather this Thursday, February 17, the Secret Food  Pantry will host its next mobile pop-up event in the Village of Bourbonnais from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, in the Bourbonnais Municipal Center parking lot at 700 Main St. NW.  …

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Kankakee Riverfront Society: Status Update Event

You’re Invited! Join the Kankakee Riverfront Society, the City of Kankakee and the Kankakee Valley Park District for a status update of the East Riverwalk, the inaugural project of The Currents of Kankakee. You are invited Wednesday, February 16 from 3:00-5:00pm to join them at the Kankakee Public Library 4th floor conference room.  There will…

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Economic Alliance Press Release

Economic Alliance Press Release Febuary 7, 2022 Kankakee County is primed for growth and economic development in 2022. Ranked #5 among small manufacturing economies in the US by AdvisorSmith, the community has a diverse industry base with top international, national and local employers. Food, chemical and plastics manufacturing, transportation and logistics, iron and steel, health…

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Visit Kankakee County: Spreading Love in Kankakee County One Postcard at a Time

Spreading the Love in Kankakee County One Postcard at a Time KANKAKEE COUNTY, IL—February 4, 2022 The Visit Kankakee County team (known locally as the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau) is helping our community spread the love with their “My Heart is in Kankakee County” postcard campaign. The campaign is being launched just in…

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Comcast RISE Applications Now Open to All Women-Owned Small Businesses

COMCAST RISE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO ALL WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES   In its first year alone, Comcast RISE has provided over $60 million in grants, marketing and technology  services to support more than 6,700 small businesses owned by people of color in Comcast’s national  footprint – including nearly 550 in the company’s Greater Chicago Region  With…

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