Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kankakee resident involved with Warehouse Workers for Justice

Will County, Kankakee County's neighbor to the north, is home to the largest inland port in North America.

In the past decade, Will County has become dotted with distribution centers and warehouses.  The Will County Center for Economic Development recently released a Will County Inland Impact Study Summary Presentation.

The group Warehouse Workers for Justice advocates for warehouse workers, focusing much of its work in Will County.

Here is a video of a Kankakee resident involved with Warehouse Workers for Justice explaining his experiences with warehouse work in Will County:

Given the tens of thousands of jobs in Will County related to warehouse work, it is likely many Kankakee County residents--like the man featured in the video--commute to Will County for work.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kankakee County Illinois Election Results

Looking for election results for Kankakee County races such as:
Nick Been v. Lisa Dugan v. George Ochsenfeld in the 79th State House Seat
Toi Hutchinson v. Adam Baumgartner in the 40th State Senate
Adam Kinzinger v. Debbie Halvorson in the 11th Congressional

Go to the Kankakee County Clerk Site:
Then go to the top of the page
Go to "election info"
Then go to "most current results"