Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kankakee County Flooding February 2018

Heavy rainfall from February 19-21, 2018 resulted in high waters on the Kankakee River.  During this time frame, St. Anne reported 5.73 inches of rain while areas in Indiana topped six inches.  

Combined with snow melt and frozen ground, the water quickly ran to streams and drainage ditches on its path to the Kankakee.

Kankakee River in downtown Kankakee and at the State Park on 02/22/2018:

Washington Street Bridge in Kankakee, Kankakee River State Park, and Momence Island Park on 02/25/2018:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pembroke Township and School Election Results April 4, 2017

For results in the April 4, 2017 election in Pembroke Township and Pembroke School District in Kankakee County, Illinois, go here.

Results will begin to post after polls close. 

Kankakee County Election Results, April 4, 2017

For all results in the April 4, 2017 election in Kankakee County, go here.

Results include municipal, township, school district, referendum questions and community college district elections. 

Results will begin to post after polls close.  

Check out the Will County News YouTube Channel for videos from throughout Kankakee County and our region:

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Visit to the Kankakee Railroad Museum

I had a great time visiting the Kankakee Railroad Museum, housed in the historic Illinois Central Depot!  If you want to visit, be sure to call ahead first, as the museum is staffed by volunteers and hours can vary.

The museum features original train tickets from rail lines that ran through 
Kankakee, a restored trolley car, model railroads, vintage posters, and much more!  

Check it out!

Kankakee Railroad Museum, Part 1:

Kankakee Railroad Museum, Part 2:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lindsay Parkhurts, Kate Cloonen Election Results 2016

To see results from the election for the Illinois 79th Representative District between Republican Lindsay Parkhurst and Democrat Kate Cloonen visit the county clerk's page for each county in the 79th district, listed below:


Kankakee County Election Results 2016

To view all election results in Kankakee County for the November 8, 2016 election, go here.

Results will begin to post after polls close and will be updated as votes are counted. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Meeting on Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting an open house regarding the newly established Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, press release below:

"Open House for the Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
Please join us to discuss how you can help shape our efforts to restore wildlife habitat, provide public recreational open space, and enhance the water quality of the Kankakee River.
We are holding an open house to solicit your input and answer questions about what the project means to your community.
What: Open House and Public Meeting with Q&A 
When: Tuesday October 25, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Includes 30-minute presentation at 7:30 p.m.) 
Where: Momence High School
101 N. Franklin St, Momence, IL 60954 
Who: Kankakee and Iroquois County Communities"