Oct. 18: Pork Chop Dinner

October 16th, 2009

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Upcoming events at Plush

October 16th, 2009

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Oct. 17: Owling and Campfire Night

October 16th, 2009

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Oct. 17: Last Kankakee Farmers Market of the season

October 16th, 2009

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Donate gently used children's books to book drive

April 2nd, 2009

The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Program is currently conducting a book drive asking for donations of “gently used” childrens books.

Containers to gather donations are in place at St. Anne Grade School, Grant Park Grade School, Manteno Middle School and The Herald Country Market newspaper in Bourbonnais.

KVARLP offers no-cost, one-on-one tutoring for individuals in a private environment and offers a variety of tutoring levels. Our tutors will work with people who may need to learn English as a second language or work on completion of a GED or whatever their personal needs and goals are.

If you have books to donate and cannot reach one of the drop-off points, please call our offices at 815-802-0811.

April 18-19: "SUPERHEROS, The Musical … or not"

March 27th, 2009

Easy St. Theater will be presenting “SUPERHEROES, The Musical… or not” on April 18 and 19. The musical is written and directed by Monica Brigham, and music is courtesy of Plank Road Publishing Inc. Here are more details:

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, at 2 and 5 p.m., & Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 N. Entrance Ave., Kankakee, IL

TICKETS: $5 at the Door

Cast of "SUPERHEROES, The Musical ... or not"

Cast of "SUPERHEROES, The Musical ... or not"

Pictured are the cast:

Standing: Stosh Smith, Sue LeVeque – Kankakee, Kiley Lyall, Steve Weith – Bourbonnais, Chris Harris – St. Anne, Eli Rorem – Kankakee, Ed Barbieri – Chebanse, Kathy Carlin – Momence, Ryan Neese – Bradley, Jean Gebhardt – Kankakee, Shannon Archer, Chad Domont, Cassie Perkins – Bourbonnais, Dan Graham, Jemome James – Kankakee, Cindy Smith – Bourbonnais, Scott Laird – Bradley, Jenny Miller – Kankakee and Craig Brown – Bradley

March 28: Top Cops vs. Top Docs

March 16th, 2009

The annual Top Cops/Top Docs fundraiser will be held Saturday at KCC. The Rotary-sponsored event raises money for the Greater Illinois chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Staley, the Chicago Bears mascot, will be there. Here are details:

WHERE: Kankakee Community College gymnasium

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday (March 28)

COST: $5

March 19: Relay For Life fundraiser concert at The Paramount

March 9th, 2009

With spring on the horizon, why not enjoy a night of live music for a great charitable cause and have fun at the same time?

On Thursday, March 19, 2009, Paramount Theatre in Kankakee, IL will host a concert featuring local band The Silhouettes, with special guests The Paramount Horns. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, or $15 at the door.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, which offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running on a track or path for up to 24 hours in length. For this concert, sponsor Riverside Medical Center is using the proceeds for its Relay Team, the “Riverside Happy Feet,” to raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment. Tickets can be purchased in advance at all Kankakee County Homestar Bank locations, King Music and Veronda’s Music. Throughout the concert, soft drinks, popcorn and candy can be purchased at the concession counter. Before the concert there will be a basket raffle with many great items will donated by local merchants. For more information, please call Carolyn Whitaker at 815.935.7256 or email Carolyn-Whitaker@riversidehealthcare.net.

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 13 theatres with 97 screens located throughout the suburbs of Chicago and northern Illinois. For further information, please visit www.classiccinemas.com.

~ Submitted by Classic Cinemas

Sunday: Easter Seals Telethon

March 3rd, 2009

The 2009 Easter Seals Telethon will be broadcast live from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday on Comcast Channel 4 and on www.olivet.edu.

They are still looking for volunteers to staff the phones. For more info, call Jackie Havener at 815.932.0623 or send an email to easterseals@daca.net.

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday

February 20th, 2009

The primary election is Tuesday, so don’t forget to vote. Check out The Daily Journal Voter Guide for details on the races and candidates in your area.

Click here to see the official ballots for Bourbonnais & Bradley.

Click here to see the official ballots for Kankakee & Aroma Park.

Winners in the primary election advance to the general election, which will be held April 7.

If you need information about voting in Kankakee County, including polling place locations, visit the County Clerk’s Web site.