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  1. Community Briefs: June 12, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will be holding its annual violin camp at 5:45 p.m. on June 25-29 in Room 131 at the Larsen Fine Arts Center at Olivet Nazarene University. The camp is open to students with no experience, ages 7-10.

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  2. Midewin farm siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Alvin and Bob Schumacher were grade school boys in 1940 when the federal government claimed the 200 acres their family had rented and farmed since 1921 - one half of one percent of the 40,000 acres that became the Joliet Arsenal for production of munitions for World War II. Theirs was among 200 to 240 working farms and about 400 land parcels taken for the arsenal, according to Joe Wheeler, archaeologist at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, which now occupies 19,000 acres of the former arsenal north of Wilmington.

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  3. Less need for youth jail spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    In a presentation last month, Kankakee County officials described their proposal to sell the county's share of the Will County youth jail as a win-win. The sales pitch worked.

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  4. Community Briefs: June 5, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Country Theatre Workshop will be holding a Children's Camp to learn the basics of auditioning, acting, singing and dancing for those entering grades four through 10. Dates for camp are: 1-4:30 p.m. June 18-22, with a short performance by students at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Sanford Battery's Civil War Living History Exhibit is from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Island Park in Momence, as part of Heritage Day. Stanford's Battery of Illinois is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Civil War living history through school presentations, living history displays, large-scale public re-enactments and interactive camp activities.

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  5. Acting Out Theatre Co. announces cast for West Side StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Casting has been announced for Acting Out Theatre Company's production of "West Side Story," which is set to open July 20-22 in downtown Kankakee. "West Side Story" first was staged on Broadway in 1957 and has won a total of six Tony Awards, including best musical.

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  6. Vets official also once unawareRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 26 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    On May 1, Torres became the new superintendent of the Kankakee County Veterans Assistance Commission, which helps connect veterans with services. After he returned from Afghanistan in 2009, he was jobless for three years.

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  7. Memorial Day weekend observancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Buryl Knisley, of Limestone, with the Disabled American Veterans of Kankakee, talks with John Lievers, of Bourbonnais , with the Marine Corps League, before the start of last year's Memorial Day ceremony at the Kankakee County Courthouse. This year's event is set for Monday starting at 10:30 a.m. Buryl Knisley, of Limestone, with the Disabled American Veterans of Kankakee, talks with John Lievers, of Bourbonnais , with the Marine Corps League, before the start of last year's Memorial Day ceremony at the Kankakee County Courthouse.

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  8. Bourbonnais man found guilty of murdering man, woman in JolietRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A Will County jury found Billy Krasawski, of Bourbonnais, guilty of the brutal murders of a man and woman on Tuesday. In March of 2016, the 43-year-old Krasawski beat to death 48-year-old Mike R. Oram and Oram's girlfriend, 43-year-old Jamie L. Wills.

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  9. Judge finds Joliet cop not guilty on gun chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A Will County judge found Joliet police officer Nicholas Crowley not guilty of discharging a firearm during a domestic dispute with his fiancee in July 2017. The 37-year-old Crowley was on paid leave until April, when he was put on desk duty.

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  10. Will County sees rise in opioid overdosesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    The county coroner's office reports 85 people died from heroin or fentanyl overdoses in 2017. The Herald-News reported that figure is up from 78 people in 2016 and 53 people in 2015.

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  11. Illinois seeks Asian carp helpRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Illinois has proposed negotiations with federal officials and other states in the Great Lakes region over fortifying a Chicago-area lock and dam to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and threatening its native fish. Gov. Bruce Rauner said Illinois is willing to team with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on paying for the project but wanted changes to a $275 million draft plan the federal agency released last year.

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  12. 12th Historic Route 66 Corridor eventRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    In addition to historic tours at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Red Carpet Corridor events will be offered Saturday from Joliet to Towanda along historic Route 66. Admission will be free at the Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 Ottawa St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to "The History of Joliet Breweries" at the Museum, exhibits will include Historic Route 66 visuals, vintage autos, Jake and Elwood photo opportunities, Historic Route 66 visuals and restaurant discounts and specials. Elwood - Historic information, antique tractors, Douglas Street wayside with Rosie the Riveter, arsenal worker statues, original Route 66 pavement and more.

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  13. Midewin historic farm life eventRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    What was farm life like along Route 66 in its heyday? Find out on Saturday at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, along "The Mother Road," now Illinois Route 53, north of Wilmington. Drift back in time as you step through the cobbled remains of a farmstead of yesteryear - one of 450 farms vacated when 40,000 acres north of Wilmington were taken by the federal government in 1940 to become the Joliet Arsenal, which produced explosives and ammunition until 1993.

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  14. Death notices: April 30, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    James "J.D." Butler, 79, of Milford, passed away Friday at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Funeral arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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  15. Church briefs: April 19, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Kankakee sewed dresses at the Little Dresses for Africa sewing day held in January. Volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Kankakee sewed dresses at the Little Dresses for Africa sewing day held in January.

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  16. Marlene SchulzRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Marlene M. Schulz , 72, of Braidwood, passed away Saturday at Symphony of Joliet in Joliet. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. on Monday, April 23, until the 1 p.m. funeral service at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, Braidwood.

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  17. Editor's Notes: Fate of St. Rose church sad for manyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, pictured here, is one of three Kankakee Catholic churches being asked to merge in light of a priest shortage. The Diocese of Joliet also has said it must be more mindful of resources, both money and facilities.

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  18. Mary Ellen WhitmoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Mary Ellen Whitmore, 87, of Wilmington and Largo, Fla., passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born Nov. 26, 1930, in Belleville, Mary Ellen was a daughter of Gordon and Mary Ripley.

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  19. IDNR showcases Asian carp campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A commercial fisherman hauls in a net to catch invasive Asian carp at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Rock Run Rookery off the Des Plaines River at Joliet. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, facing camera, and others, including U.S. Reps.

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  20. Early morning fire destroys vacant house, damages old St. Pat's schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    The shell of an unoccupied house at 431 S. Indiana Ave. in Kankakee stands after being destroyed by fire early this morning. The shell of an unoccupied house at 431 S. Indiana Ave. in Kankakee stands after being destroyed by fire early this morning.

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