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Standout athlete charged with domestic battery  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — Jason L. Bargy, a former member of the Momence High School football team, was arrested by Kankakee County Sheriff's police for domestic ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Central shuts out Momence in fourth to win defensive battle  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Comets used a late 6-0 run to best Momence 33-27 at home Thursday.

'This competition is like the Olympics for dogs'  Kankakee Daily Journal

The WUSV Qualification Trial, hosted by United Schutzhund Clubs of America, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Momence High School. The top 20 ...

Orbert Davis returns to hometown  Kankakee Daily Journal

See Orbert Davis at Island Park in Momence on Saturday.

FEATURE: Momence's Jason Bargy looks ahead to senior season  Kankakee Daily Journal

Minnesota-commit Jason Bargy is ready to shine in his senior season at Momence.

SOCCER: Melgar's late goal pushes Momence to regional final  Kankakee Daily Journal

The rematch is officially set after Momence defeated Bishop McNamara on a last minute goal.

Community pride evident among new Momence police officers  Kankakee Daily Journal

MOMENCE – A handful of police cars arrived at Spruce Street and parked. A group of officers got out of their vehicles and walked up to a lemonade stand.

DeMotte Chamber welcomes new member, Van Drunen Farms

FAIR OAKS — The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce was treated to a special lunch at The Farmhouse Restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms Wednesday afternoon as ...

Marine Corps paves path for Momence superintendent  Kankakee Daily Journal

Shannon Anderson's journey to becoming superintendent of Momence Community Unit School District 1 ran through Iraq and Desert Storm.

Jack Klasey: A palace for Momence  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Hay Palace was to serve as a tourist attraction.

VOLLEYBALL: Momence, Bishop McNamara win three-set regional matches  Kankakee Daily Journal

WILMINGTON — Monday kicked off the volleyball postseason, and the matches haven't disappointed. After taking a large loss in the first set of Monday's ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beecher advances, Peotone's season ends  Kankakee Daily Journal

Beecher advanced to a Class 2A regional final while Peotone's shooting problems ended its season.

SOFTBALL: Central hits its way to regional semifinal  Kankakee Daily Journal

CLIFTON — Monday's IHSA Class 2A Seneca Regional quarterfinal was the first day of do-or-die action for Sangamon Valley Conference rivals Central and ...

Mayor Steele provides new leadership at Momence  Kankakee Daily Journal

Momence is Kankakee County's "Old Border Town."

Momence Gladious Festival opens today  Kankakee Daily Journal

Come enjoy the 81st annual Momence Gladious Festival.

St. Anne police chief joins BPD as patrolman  Kankakee Daily Journal

Before returning a call from the Daily Journal on Tuesday, St. Anne Police Chief Jason Franc asked for Bourbonnais Deputy Chief Dave Anderson's permission.

Former Momence assistant track coach arrested for the rape of a juvenile female in Lake Village

A Grant Park, IL man has been arrested for the sexual battery and rape of a teenager in Newton County early last year.

Momence students giving back to their community  Kankakee Daily Journal

MOMENCE — For years, Jason Bargy thought about collecting and donating food for those in need. The Momence High School junior has had several friends ...

Woman Sexually Assaulted By Two Men In Momence Bar  CBS Local

(CBS) — A woman was sexually assaulted inside a bathroom at a bar in Momence over the weekend, police said. The 38-year-old victim was working as a ...

The legend of the Lillard brothers  Kankakee Daily Journal

MOMENCE — The Lillard brothers, Lamar and Lamarius, have ushered in a brand new era of Momence basketball.

Momence mayor won't seek re-election  Kankakee Daily Journal

Citing new teaching responsibilities at Momence Junior High School, Mick Porter, Momence's two-term mayor, said he will not be seeking re-election this year.

A singer, teacher and leader: Momence Mayor Porter has many talents  Kankakee Daily Journal

A plate of rib tips require your undivided attention, so when I first heard the sweet sounds of "Witchcraft'' playing in the background at the St. Teresa Parish ...

How this Momence teen netted a fishing scholarship  Kankakee Daily Journal

Dustin Demack was about 5 years old when he learned how to fish. This fall, the sport will help him pay for books and classes as he pursues his associate.

Blackhawks assist on Momence student's goal  Kankakee Daily Journal

Anders Lindgren grew up watching his father, Bjorn, play hockey. But when he laced his skates up for the first time at 9 years old, he fell in love with.

Former area teacher gets 18 months | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

KENTLAND, Ind. — A former Kankakee County teacher and high school coach was sentenced to 18 months in Indiana prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal ...

Momence, Central advance  Kankakee Daily Journal

Matti Lanie willed Momence to stay alive at the Class 2A Watseka Regional on Monday by scoring nine points in the fourth quarter as her team charged to a ...

$50K bond in Momence rape case  Kankakee Daily Journal

The two men accused of raping a bartender toward the end of her shift at a bar in Momence were ordered on Friday to post 10 percent of $50000 to.

Momence's Lanie sisters are tight duo on and off softball diamond  Kankakee Daily Journal

MOMENCE — It doesn't matter where Megan and Matti Lanie's life path takes them. No matter where the stops along the journey pop up, the two sisters face ...

Manteno edges Momence  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO -- Despite the final outcome, Monday night's win against Momence wasn't exactly what Manteno drew up before the game.

Raiders edge Momence in shootout  Kankakee Daily Journal

MOMENCE — Alex Habeeb and his upstart Momence squad continued to do what they've done all season by fighting Sangamon Valley Conference opponent ...

New look coming to Kankakee's 6th District  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — The boundaries of Kankakee's 6th Ward remain the same, but the district certainly will look different as a new face will be part of its representation ...

5 coaches, 5 teams and a legacy of HS football  Kankakee Daily Journal

It's throwback Thursday every Friday night for Herscher head coach Dan Wetzel. He remembers playing football for the Tigers like it was only a few weeks ago.

Super Bowl champ relays how farming, football fit together  Kankakee Daily Journal

Long before Ted Petersen won two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he grew up around the farm, raised in rural Momence by his parents, the late ...

Derby ends with a flurry of big catches  Kankakee Daily Journal

The 34th annual Kankakee River Fishing Derby was a tale of reeling in massive walleye and several prized fish, as well as a Big Board battle between ...

Tobacco 21 takes off in Kankakee County  Kankakee Daily Journal

Not everyone is doing it. That the students of the Pledge for Life Partnership Youth Advisory Council want you to know. Not everyone is smoking, drinking or ...

Major Leaguer and Momence grad write children's book  Kankakee Daily Journal

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Steve Trout has teamed up with Momence High School graduate Marlene Matthias on a new children's book, ...

Superintendent a tireless cheerleader for BBCHS  Kankakee Daily Journal

With an enrollment of 2076, Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School is the largest high school in Kankakee County.

T. Murph coming to a TV screen near you  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kankakee native and comedian T. Murph has a lot on his plate.

Athletic director to become Je-Neir principal  Kankakee Daily Journal

Je-Neir Elementary School will have a new principal next year after the Momence school district did not renew current principal Justine Wills' administrative ...

Siblings crowned Glad Fest Queen, Princess  Kankakee Daily Journal

Sisters Destiny Pious and Brooklin Jackson were crowned the 2016 Gladiolus Queen and Princess on Wednesday at Momence High School.

80th annual Glad Fest on tap Wednesday  Kankakee Daily Journal

One of the area's most enduring summer traditions, the 80th annual Momence Gladiolus Festival makes its return Wednesday at 7 p.m., when the princess and ...

Remodeled Burger King lax on security?  Kankakee Daily Journal

Recent remodeling of the Burger King in Momence can't quite wash the stain of the unsolved double murder that occurred there on Jan. 13, 2007.

'Coach Mike' pitches a new game  Kankakee Daily Journal

Many know Mike Downey as the sheriff of Kankakee County. But for the past six weeks, a bunch of kids from Pembroke Township have known him as “Coach ...

Did football kill Ted Petersen's teammate?  Kankakee Daily Journal

If Mike Webster, a Hall of Fame center for the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers, made any mistakes during his hard-hitting career, it was playing 17 years in NFL.

Throwback Thursday: Estus Hood, ISU defensive back | Prairie State Pigskin  ChicagoNow

If you attend an Illinois State football game, don't look for someone wearing No. 8 on the field. It has long since been retired to mark the excellence of former ...

Petersen to speak at FB annual meeting  Kankakee Daily Journal

Two-time NFL Super Bowl champion Ted Petersen, of Momence, will be the guest speaker at the 104th annual meeting of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau on ...

Morning Star pastor calls upon the community  Kankakee Daily Journal

Listening leaders are able to put themselves "in someone else's skin." That was the message Monday at services for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Morning ...

Central's Williams gets 200th career win | Iroquois County's Times-Republic

Williams gets 200th career win. Central High School's wrestling coach recorded his 200th career win Tuesday at Wilmington when the Comets defeated ...

Aspiring doctor creates downtown clinic  Kankakee Daily Journal

Marcos Barajas wants to be a doctor. He's already completed his undergrad premed and biology degree at Governors State University. Next up for the 2009 ...

Auto shop, restaurant gain new life at familiar locations  Kankakee Daily Journal

The longtime location of the recently closed Goodknecht Motors, 300 E. Broadway St., Bradley, will soon be the new home for an auto detailing business, ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Wedding: Angela Fiorita & Jamie Day  Kankakee Daily Journal

Dr. Angela Fiorita, of Hollywood Hills, Calif., and Jamie Day, of Los Angeles, Calif., were married Sept. 7 in a private ceremony at the home of the bride's father in ...

Braves host annual tryouts at KCC  Kankakee Daily Journal

"Hustle! Hustle! Hustle! There's no walking in baseball." Atlanta Braves amateur scout Stu Cann was shouting as about 80 baseball players rotated drills during ...

Milt Pappas, legendary Cubs pitcher, dead at 76  Kankakee Daily Journal

Milt Pappas, a onetime Cubs pitcher and a longtime Beecher resident, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. He was 76.

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