Silas Dexter Wesson II, 56

Silas Dexter Wesson II, 56, of Newark, IL passed away on June 14, 2021. He was born on October 19, 1964 in Sandwich, IL to S. Dexter and Sharon (Lett) Wesson. He graduated from Sandwich High School in 1983. He went on and worked for 39 years with Builder’s Concrete, where he will be extremely missed by his “guys”(crew) and many tradesmen that he worked alongside for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed boating on the weekends. He had a great spontaneous laugh that no one will ever forget and was a stranger to no one. He will be missed by many close friends that he called family.
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Kankakee County, ILKankakee Daily Journal

CSL alters plant maintenance, utilities management

BRADLEY — CSL Behring, Kankakee County’s largest manufacturing employer with nearly 1,800 employees, is shifting some of its plant operations to a pair of third-party providers. Several union employees stated on Tuesday they were informed of these changes — set to take place Sept. 1 — during a Zoom meeting...
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Fire In Morris At Saloon

Morris Fire Department is on the scene of structure fire at 303 Bedford Road. The Greenhorn Saloon, is the scene of a fire, the second floor has reports of a heavy fire. Channahon, Minooka, Wilmington, Coal City, Braidwood and Troy fire departments are on the scene.
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Shorewood Man Arrested Following Shots Fired At Six Corners In Joliet

An arrest made following shots fired at six corners on June 15, 2021 at approximately 2:15p.m. Joliet Police Officers responded to the 800 block of North Raynor Avenue in reference to a report of two individuals that had possibly been shot. Upon arrival, Officers determined that two female adult victims had been shot at by an unknown suspect in a passing vehicle while the victims sat in a parked vehicle in the 800 block of North Raynor Avenue. It appeared both victims sustained superficial wounds from broken vehicle glass.

One Arrest After Shots Fired Near Raynor and Black in Joliet

One person has been arrested and a gun recovered. Joliet Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the city on Tuesday afternoon. It was north of the intersection of Raynor Avenue and Black Road that shots were fired. No one was hit in the incident but two women suffered superficial injuries due to glass shattering from a car window.

River Road Will Be Closed for 3 Months Between Fox River Dr. & Eldamain Rd.; D Construction Doing Bridge Work Over Rob Roy Creek

Motorists who travel River Road between Fox River Dr. and Eldamain Rd. south of Plano will have to detour for at least three months. Kendall County Highway Engineer Fran Klaas said Tuesday that the bridge over the Rob Roy Creek near the Farnsworth House will be replaced; however the project has been delayed because of problems getting concrete beams.
Kankakee, ILKankakee Daily Journal

KHS students asked to register, choose schedule format

KANKAKEE — About 40 percent of students so far who have registered to attend Kankakee High School in the fall have indicated they want a non-traditional schedule, Superintendent Genevra Walters said during Monday’s Kankakee School Board meeting. Walters said she wanted to emphasize the efforts to get students registered at...
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Adrian Holman

Free Concerts on the Hill summer schedule

Since the city of Joliet is now fully reopened, the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre will be holding the 47th annual Concerts on the Hill this summer. All of the concerts and parking are free of charge and they will be held every Thursday evening during the rest of the summer at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST). You can bring chairs or blankets to sit on the hill in order to have a unique view or you can rent a chair for the night for $1. The concessions will be provided by the Joliet American Legion Post 1080 with a cash bar at the patio of Bicentennial Park.
Illinois StateWSPY NEWS

No Energy Bill after Illinois Senate Adjourns

The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without passing an energy that bill that would have helped keep two nuclear power plants in Morris and Byron open. State Senator Sue Rezin of Morris says she's disappointed and that lawmakers have been working on an energy bill for over a year and a half. Rezin says there was an agreement on the nuclear portion of the bill.

Parking In A Handicap Spot Lands A Joliet Man In Jail

On June 14, 2021 at approximately 1:19AM, an Officer on patrol observed a vehicle parked in a handicap parking spot without a handicap placard in the parking lot of 7-Eleven (2405 Essington Road). The Officer exited their vehicle to check for a handicap placard at which time the Officer observed a firearm on the floorboard of the driver seat. Jerrell Pugh exited the store and Officers attempted to speak to him about the firearm at which time Pugh shoved past an Officer to enter his vehicle. Pugh was taken into custody after a brief struggle in which he continued to resist Officers. Officers recovered the firearm from the vehicle and determined that the serial number appeared to be defaced.
Yorkville, ILWSPY NEWS

Yorkville City Hall Announces Mill Road Reconstruction; Closure

Yorkville city hall says that Mill Road between Kennedy Road and Allegiance Crossing will be rebuilt beginning Thursday June, 24th. That portion of the road will be closed to through traffic. A detour route will be posted using Kennedy Road, Galena Road, and Orchard Road. The work is expected to be completed by mid-November weather permitting.

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Coming to Chebanse on June 21

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Chebanse, Monday, June 21st, to the American Legion Park located at 301 W. 4th South St. Now in its 36th edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, A&E Special: Under the Big Top and most recently, On the Road with Circus Kids, a Nickelodeon special featured on the Nick News Program.
Manteno, ILKankakee Daily Journal

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire on the Square lights up downtown Manteno

Intrinsic Arts' first held its first Fire on the Square event at Manteno's Square on Second. The entertainment collective featured nearly a dozen performers throughout the night after offering workshops to attendees. The show returns July 20, and every third Tuesday of the month through October. For more information on Intrinsic Arts, visit Read more.
Kankakee, ILKankakee Daily Journal

Marczak appointed to 4th Ward city council post

KANKAKEE — The vacant 4th Ward Kankakee aldermanic position on the Kankakee City Council has been filled with city businessman and first-time governmental official Lance Marczak. The 51-year-old Marczak, a downtown property owner, a Kankakee-based residential rental property owner and a longtime city advocate, had his appointment by Mayor Chris...

KV seniors earned more than $1.7 million in scholarships

WHEATFIELD, Ind. — Earning over $1.7 million in scholarships, the Kankakee Valley senior students amazed parents, classmates, and teachers, on Tuesday, June 1 in the gymnasium. Both local and college scholarships were given to Kankakee Valley Seniors during the scholarship night. The college scholarships were given to students by Ms....