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  1. 100th Birthday: Hiram VarnessRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Hiram Varness, of Kankakee, celebrated his 100th birthday with an open house was held by his family on Feb. 12 at Westwood Oaks. He was born on Feb. 15, 1917, in Seneca.

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  2. Birth announcements: Feb. 25, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Benjamin and Michelle O'Connor, Kankakee, twin girls, Lily Grace and Saoirse Rose, Feb. 8, first and second children.

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  3. Timothy OlmsteadRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... University, University Park. He started his professional career as a teacher at Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee. Tim moved to Rich East High School, Park Forest and then finished his teaching career spending 20 years at Rich South High ...

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  4. Death notices: Feb. 25, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Scott J. Bowsher , 56, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are pending at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnias Iziola Murphy , 74, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday at her home.

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  5. Betty CarlsonRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Betty Stella Carlson, 90, of Pueblo, Colo., and formerly of the Kankakee area, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2017, at her home. She was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Kankakee, the fifth child of Silver and Helene Stella.

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  6. Catholics must answer call for changeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Citing a shortage of priests, the Joliet Diocese has asked three Kankakee Catholic churches to merge into a single parish. The parishes currently involved are St. Martin of Tours, St. Rose of Lima and St. Teresa.

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  7. What you said on social media this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Firefighters from throughout the area assisted the Pembroke Fire Protection District as it fought a multiple alarm brush fire Monday in Pembroke Township. About 100 firefighters from departments from Kankakee, Iroquois and Will counties were able to protect many homes in the area.

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  8. 65th Anniversary: Francis and Anne-Marie DuVoisinRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Francis and Anne-Marie DuVoisin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23 with a family dinner. They married at the First Baptist Church on Court Street in Kankakee in 1952.

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  9. Police investigate shooting day after homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Kankakee police investigated a report of shots fired near the Zions Gates Missionary Baptist Church at the intersection of East Oak Street and North Rosewood Avenue about 10:30 a.m. on Friday. It is one block west of where 24-year-old Terrance J. Jackson was gunned down in the 100 block of North Wildwood Avenue a day before.

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  10. 96th Birthday: Carol BorgialliRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Carol Borgialli, of Kankakee, celebrated her 96th birthday Feb. 18 with family and friends. She was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in Kankakee.

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  11. Death notices: Feb. 24, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Iziola Murphy , 74, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.

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  12. Man arrested for illegal, loaded gunRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Johnathon D. Hawkins, of Kankakee, was arrested by the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group after agents found a loaded firearm on him on Sunday. The 22-year-old Hawkins was a passenger in a car agents stopped in the 600 block of South Osborn Avenue at 7:42 p.m. on Sunday.

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  13. Kankakee school board gives early OK to artificial turfRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    The Kankakee school board on March 6 will vote on whether to install fieldturf on the high school's football field for $440,000. The field will feature the high school's new athletic logo, a "K" with feathers.

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  14. Ronald StrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Ronald Lee Strange, 70, of Kankakee, formerly of Arcola, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday at his residence in Kankakee. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. Sunday until the 2:30 p.m. memorial service at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust St., Arcola, with the Rev.

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  15. Man shot and killed on Oak and Wildwood in KankakeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Police officers from the City of Kankakee and the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department search a vacant lot in the 100 block of North Wildwood Avenue in Kankakee Thursday for shell casings as they investigate the murder of a 24-year-old man. Police officers from the City of Kankakee and the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department search a vacant lot in the 100 block of North Wildwood Avenue in Kankakee Thursday for shell casings as they investigate the murder of a 24-year-old man.

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  16. Man shot on Oak and Wildwood in KankakeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    A man was shot near the intersection of Wildwood Avenue and East Oak Street about 10:50 a.m. this morning. According to scanner traffic and police at the scene, Kankakee police are searching for a black male suspect wearing a gray hoodie.

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  17. Man finds gun in his backyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Kankakee police recovered a gun found by a resident in his backyard in the 300 block of North Chicago Avenue on Monday. The man waived down a patrolling officer in the east avenue about 9 a.m. The man told the officer he had found a revolver sitting inside a hollowed out piece of wood.

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  18. Community Calendar: Feb. 22, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Black History Celebration of Education, Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St. 815-939-4564. 7 p.m. Youth scholarship presentation and keynote speakers; panelists include previous Black History Celebration of Education Scholarship recipients.

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  19. Carol L. MoyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Fairfield Ledger

    Carol L. Moyer, age 85, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Kankakee, IL died Wed-nesday, February 22, 2017 at Bloom at Belfair. Mrs. Moyer was born on March 8, 1931 in Fairfield, IA, the daughter of the late Elmer Ramsay and Lena Ehrhardt Ramsay.

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  20. BBCHS moves to equip all students with ChromebooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... textbooks and chalkboards to tech. In the past few years, Momence, Grant Park, Bourbonnais Elementary, Pembroke and Kankakee's school districts have implemented 1:1 technology initiatives. Four years ago, BBCHS' curriculum team started stepping away ...

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