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.
Kankakee, IL – National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 12, 2021 through April 16, 2021, and everyone plays a part in preventing violence. During the week, community partners are set to join Kankakee United and the Illinois Coalition for Community Services to present three days of fun and interactive experiences to raise awareness, promote
KANKAKEE, Ill. (March 29, 2021) – The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) has been accepted into the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Eviction Prevention Learning Lab (EPLL).
Kankakee, IL – Choices Youth Outreach International and the Duane Dean’s Living Room Program is set to host a food pop-up giveaway today. The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the new Living Room program location at 367 S. Schuyler Avenue in Kankakee.
During a virtual public open house on Monday, March 22, the Kankakee Riverfront Society, the not-for-profit organization spearheading The Currents of Kankakee and the transformation of the downtown Kankakee riverfront, revealed its Preferred Concept for the East Riverwalk.
Kankakee, IL – In honor of Women’s History Month, today kicks off the first Women’s Wednesday in the Burfield & Remington building, formerly known as the Majestic Theater, in downtown Kankakee.