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Henry Guilty in Carjacking Ending in Will County After High-Speed Chase

State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Jordan Henry, 28, of Harvey, was found guilty of multiple counts arising from a Chicago carjacking and subsequent car chase by law enforcement that began at 1802 Diversey Parkway and ended off I-55 in Will County. Circuit Judge Bertani-Tomczak rendered the verdict following a bench trial. Jordan was found guilty…

February is Black History Month and to mark the occasion, the Forest Preserve District of Will County will explore the life of Jean Baptiste Point du Sable during a Zoom Webinar on February 16. –Photo via Shutterstock.

Forest Preserve Programs Feature Black History Month, Snowshoeing, Owl Painting

The Forest Preserve District of Will County offers a wide variety of programs year-round. Online registration is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org. Here is the lineup… Rivers of Colors – Winter Greens, from 1-2:15 p.m., Saturday, February 11, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon: Enjoy a short hike and discover the magic of…

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Kankakee Library News

Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20. Regular business hours resume on Tuesday, February 21, at 9 a.m. Figure Drawing: Practice figure drawing in an encouraging and laid back atmosphere at the library on Wednesday, February 22, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Figure…

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Clove’s ‘Brave, Bold, and Believed’ Art Show Seeking Entries

Clove Alliance is accepting work for the third annual “Brave, Bold and Believed Art Show” at the Kankakee County Museum. Artists may submit up to two works. In the student divisions, participating artists must be in seventh-12th grade, or 18 years of age or older if entering in the adult division. Artists may enter the…

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Reyes Named to NAMI Will-Grundy Advisory Board

Will County Health Department’s Armando Reyes, the Regulatory Compliance Coordinator for the Division of Behavioral Health, has been selected to serve on the advisory board on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Will-Grundy. “The request to participate on the advisory board was a welcome surprise,” said Reyes. “I look forward to bringing my education…

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USF Blood Drive February 15

The University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, February 15, from 1 to 6 p.m., in the Assembly Hall Gymnasium at USF’s St. Clare Campus, 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “60435” in the red “Find…

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Win Prizes When Savoring the Southland!

The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has launched “Savor The Southland,” a new program that aims to reward users for visiting local restaurants. Anyone can sign-up for the free program’s passport. With more than 67 local restaurants included within the passport, it showcases the best of the Chicago Southland in an easy, mobile-friendly…

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Panthers Trounce Streator, Fall to Peotone

On the road on Monday, January 30, Manteno had trouble shooting in the first half, going 7-29 from the field. As a result, the teams were tied at 18 at halftime. Fortunately, during the second half, the Panthers’ pressure defense created more opportunities to score in transition, and they were able to knock down a…

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Peotone Police Blotter: January 31

Gail Young, 44, of Chicago Heights, was arrested on January 31, at 4:41 a.m., for driving while license is suspended, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, and no insurance. Young was released on bond pending a court appearance. Cyrus Smith, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested on January 31, at 10:34 p.m., for operating a…

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Kankakee County Convention/Visitors Bureau Investing in Tourism-Related Projects; Grants Available

The Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors is proud to continue investing in Kankakee County tourism efforts by expanding on the good work done to drive visitation. Since the Bureau’s inception, Kankakee County and its municipalities have benefited economically from growth in tourism visitation. As the county emerges from the pandemic,…

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College News

Graduations The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, awarded more than 1,650 degrees during its fall commencement ceremonies on December 10. Congratulations to the following local students who were awarded degreea: Olivia Kirchman of New Lenox, Bachelor of Arts; plua Kalie Korpitz, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and Hailey Shaddon, Bachelor of Science in Chemical…

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BJHS Announces Second Quarter Honor Rolls

Beecher Junior High recently announced students named to its second quarter honor rolls. Congratulations to the following students. High Honors Eighth Grade: Mallory Berry, Miguel Corral, Logan Diachenko, Kathryn Gregory, Ella Hammer, Noah Hanson, Benjamin Hartig, Lillian Jerkatis, Kolten Koehn, Aisha Lawal, Peyton Lee, Samantha Loftin, Mila Nikolic, Kayden Norkus, Charlie Nowak, Brian Oldenburg, Edwin…

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New Lenox Students Part of University’s ‘The Sun Serpent’ Production

Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre’s February production will be “The Sun Serpent,” written by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. This historical and poetic story is about the hope and struggles to find the courage to persist against all odds, while portraying the strength of the human spirit. This play is recommended for patrons 13 years and up,…

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Harbor House Hosting Events for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Harbor House, in partnership with other organizations, is hosting various events to educate teens, parents, and the community about the dating violence epidemic. “Teen dating violence impacts one-in-three teens and out of those affected, only 33 percent tell anyone,” said Jenny Schoenwetter, executive director and…

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News from Sen. Joyce

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” These powerful words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which I shared locally a few weeks back to honor Dr. King’s birthday and legacy, are very fitting as we begin 2023. Last month, I told you about the devastating loss of my colleague Sen. Scott…

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Crete Library News

Thursday, February 9 Primetime for Preschool, from 1 – 2 p.m., ages four/five: During this independent storytime experience, children spend time with other preschoolers, while enjoying stories, songs, finger plays, games, and learning stations. Register. STEAM Tweens – Circulatory Sensations, from 6 – 7 p.m., grades third/fifth: Valentine’s Day is on the way, so let’s…

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Letter to Ed.: Samples

Dear Editor: It is a great honor to serve Beecher as your new Postmaster. In my years with the United States Postal Service, I have seen firsthand the role the Postal Service plays connecting neighbors and the community to the nation. Our Post Offices serve as a lifeline for small businesses to reach customers, no…

Devil Mady Kibelkis (with blue sleeves) blocks a Panther and had a career high 31 points against the Panthers. –Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Panther Effort Couldn’t Keep Devils Down
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Blue Devil senior Mady Kibelkis (#12) finished with 16 points to help the Devils trounce Lisle on January 30. –Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Devils Take a Loss then Move on to Trounce Lisle
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Project Pickle Perplexing but Will Persist
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Priest Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault
A semi and car accident just west of the I57 interchange in peotone shut down traffic for hours. Occupants of the vehicle were transported to local hospitals. Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Crash Shut Down Traffic For Hours
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Tragic Shooting of Two CM 201U Students
Brandon Weiss has a promotion future with the Blue Devils. Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Devils Pull Out Win Over Momence
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Bobcat Boys Basketball Moves to 15-1
Bobcat Ethan Rydberg led with 8 points and 3 assists.Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Bobcats Fall to Cyclones
Bobcat Ava Pattenaude, #2, had a great game. –Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Beecher Pulls Out a Win Against the Raiders
Blue Devil Jenna Hunter earned a season high 26 points against Herscher Monday night. Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Devils Simply Devoured the Tigers
Beecher Coach Tyler Shireman has the team pointed in the right direction, with back-to-back 20-win seasons and the first AP top-10 ranking in program history. –Photo by Jeff Vorva
Beecher Seeking Second Regional Title in School History
All the golf carts in last year’s parade will need stickers. Photo by Dan Gerber.
Time To Renew Golf Cart Registrations In Manteno
Senior Blue Devil Jenna Hunter (#23) drives to the basket. –Photo by JIm Piacentini.
Devils Trounce the Panthers
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Peotone Gets Revenge, Takes Win from Prairie Central
Trustee Chuck Rakis models an Angel Sense scrunchie with Chief Koerner. –Photo submitted.
New Program in Monee Helps Locate Lost Loved Ones
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Missed Shots, Turnovers Lead to Loss to Coal City
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Kankakee County Board Opposes Protect Illinois Communities Act
Blue Devils Emma Iozzo on January 9th. Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Blue Devils Now a Perfect 18-0