Kankakee, IL – April is Autism Awareness Month. One in 59 children is estimated to have autism according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is usually first diagnosed in childhood with many of the most obvious signs presenting around two to three years old.
Kankakee, IL – Four local students are set to receive Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each. Funds for the scholarship were raised by community partners, local businesses, leaders, and private donors. No taxpayer funds were utilized.
Kankakee, IL – Young men in the community often need positive role models to succeed. Another round of the Man Up series focused on young adult males in Kankakee County is set to begin this month. Community organizer, Rhonda Currie, started approaching local men in the community who she knew had positive relationships with youth. The Man Up series
Kankakee, IL – Entering East Kankakee just got a little more attractive. The new gateway sign was installed this morning off Exit 312 at the I-57 interchange. The beautification project is a start to more development taking place on the East side of town after calls for investment.