Wednesday Jul 9
Beecher Fire Wire
The Beecher Fire Protection District reported 23 calls for the week of June 23, with a total of 454 calls this year.
Route 66 News
Bob Kraft, former co-owner of the Riviera, dies
Bob Kraft, a co-owner of the regrettably gone Riviera Roadhouse bar and restaurant along Route 66 in Gardner, Illinois, died last week at age 90 in a nursing home, according to an obituary in The Daily Journal of Kankakee, Illinois.
Thomas E. Welsh
Thomas E. Welsh, 66, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, following a dignified battle with ALS.
The Daily Gazette
Reviving past with heirlooms
Jim Paul points out a century-old peony in the garden May 17 at the George Letourneau Home in Bourbonnais.
Manteno Triathlon To Benefit Veterans
Members of the Kankakee County Tri K Triathlon Club and Team Tri Right have been training very hard at Lake Manteno at Manteno Sportmans Club every Saturday morning for the 800-meter swim that is required for the first segment of the triathlon.
Chamber Hosts Annual Golf Outing
Peotone Chamber Golf Outing committee members are Ken Shivers, Scot Carder, Karen Dralle, Adam Jones and Dan Dralle.
Larry Dean Brown , 54, of Ritchie passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.
Iowa's oldest newspaper carrier dies
Wheeler wasn't the paper's longest-serving carrier , Kyle Munson wrote last year: "My colleagues in the circulation department tell me that 83-year-old Gilbert Lindberg of Villisca, with 57 years of continuous delivery under his belt, holds that distinction."
The Daily Gazette
Newspaper carrier rescues woman in Clifton
Donna Berns and Karyn Edwards, both of Clifton, reunite June 6 at Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee.
Joseph Azzarelli, a third-year MIT graduate student in chemistry, works on developing inexpensive, low-power chemical sensors - but the spark that set him on his scientific path has an unlikely source: a presentation on fly-fishing in a bookstore near Kankakee, Illinois.
A cannon from World War I is about to get an upgrade with the help of some Amish craftsmen who live in central Illinois.