'It Was A Matter Of Survival': Suburban Restaurants Flout COVID-19 Restrictions, Continue To Serve CustomersFriday was the first day of no indoor dining in the Chicago suburbs as COVID-19 restrictions are rolled back out, and some businesses are defying the governor's orders. 
Kankakee, Will Counties Reopen After COVID-19 RestrictionsNow, tables are socially distanced. Masks are over familiar faces that finally returned. People are now spending money amid dropping sales. Many just took their business across the county border.
Increased COVID-19 Restrictions In Will And Kankakee Counties To Be Lifted; Illinois Reports 2,120 New Coronavirus CasesBars and restaurants in Will and Kankakee counties will be able to resume serving customers indoors at 5 p.m. on Friday, as Gov. JB Pritzker lifts tougher COVID-19 mitigations that were imposed on that region of Illinois last month, due to rising virus cases.
Gov. JB Pritzker Pleased To See Decrease In COVID Cases In Will And Kankakee Counties After Tightening Restrictions“I’m hopeful that Region 7 might become a testament to the community’s ability to turn the ship around in the right direction,” Pritzker said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces New Rule Requiring Masks While Interacting With Staff At Restaurants And BarsStarting Wednesday, all customers at restaurants and bars in Illinois must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose whenever they are interacting with waitstaff and other employees; including when placing orders, when food or drinks are brought to their table, or when picking up a carryout order.
Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions In Will, Kankakee CountiesMeetings along with social gatherings must be limited to 25 people or 25% capacity.
Gold Coin Worth Over $1,000 Dropped Into The Salvation Army Red Kettle In Central IllinoisA gold coin worth over $1,000 was dropped into one of The Salvation Army red kettles in Kankakee County. 
Wanted Man Agrees To Surrender In Kankakee County After Police Oblige PhotoShop 'Costume' RequestPolice in Kankakee County didn’t have to stage a raid to find one wanted fugitive – it just so happens that all it took for him to surrender was a PhotoShop request.
Kankakee County Democrats Take Down Meme Comparing Trump's MAGA Hats To KKK HoodsThe posts, which have since been removed from Twitter and Facebook, featured a picture of the "Make America Great Again" slogan imposed onto a red Ku Klux Klan mask, along with the words "What's the difference between a Klan hood and a MAGA hat? The Klan hood was made in America."
5-Alarm Fire Causes Severe Damage At Egg Farm In Kankakee CountyMussman's Back Acres egg farm, located in Kankakee County, reported a chicken coop fire around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mussman's is a wholesale egg distribution facility.
Missing Retired Teacher Last Seen SundayThe sudden disappearance of retired high school teacher Daniel Jarski last weekend has sparked massive search efforts.