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Manteno man throws nuggets at fellow 'Bachelorette' contestant  The Herald-News

A 27-year-old man from Kankakee County is making a name for himself on ABC's popular reality show “The Bachelorette.”

Kankakee Area Career Center students excel at SkillsUSA  Kankakee Daily Journal

KACC students recently participated in the SkillsUSA State Competition in Springfield.

'I like to capture times': Manteno High School student shows photography at Two Whisks Bakery  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Bohula family, of Manteno, cannot stand driving in a car with their son. Colin “Noland” Bohula, who earned his nickname in the Boy Scouts, is an aspiring ...

BASEBALL: Wilmington's Dempsay shuts out Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Not many high school pitchers can throw a knuckle-curve the way Wilmington's Conner Dempsay can. And even less can throw it with the ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Baeza's hat trick leads Manteno over Beecher  Kankakee Daily Journal

Four different Panthers each notched a goal in Manteno's one-sided victory over Beecher.

GIRLS SOCCER: Evans' 2 goals help Peotone outlast Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

Offense wins games, and defenses wins championships. Peotone had both elements on the soccer pitch against Manteno.

New Manteno mural painted by Public Works employee  Kankakee Daily Journal

A new, colorful mural is almost finished for the community of Manteno to view on the Silvano's Pizza (51 W. 1st St., Manteno) side of a building facing North Main ...

Color blind student exhibits an eye for digital design  Kankakee Daily Journal

A Manteno High School senior is on his way towards a career in digital media design – despite being color blind.

Manteno to honor 2019 Citizens of the Year  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Citizens of the Year are brothers Jim and Mark Stauffenberg and Jackie Hammond.

MHS photography club students showcased at Two Whisks  Kankakee Daily Journal

A few MHS students are the featured artists of the month at Two Whisks Bakery in Manteno.

SOCCER: Manteno earns hard fought win over Bishop McNamara  Kankakee Daily Journal

The rivalry between Manteno and Bishop McNamara added another chapter in Rivals Cup action.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Manteno routs Beecher, Peotone falls at the buzzer  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — The anticipation surrounding the first night of boy's basketball in the Coal City Thanksgiving tournament lived up to the hype Monday at Manteno.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Manteno settles for second with loss in Kankakee Holiday Tournament  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno was upended by Chicago Christian 67-43 in the small school division championship game of the Kankakee Holiday Tournament on Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Manteno falls to Rich East, ends season  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno cut the lead down to two points, but couldn't get over the hump and saw its season come to a close.

Emerson named Manteno school district's business manager  Kankakee Daily Journal

Attending Manteno High School encouraged Jake Emerson to pursue a career in education. Now, he will take over as the school district's business manager ...

Manteno advances, eyes rematch with Coalers  Kankakee Daily Journal

It wasn't in the best of fashion, but a nine-run fifth inning allowed Manteno to knock off Rich Central in five innings Thursday.

GIRLS SOCCER: Manteno and Herscher join to 'Paws for a Cause' before game  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER — Manteno and Herscher's soccer programs might be rivals on the pitch, but off of it, they showed the true meaning of community before Tuesday's ...

Latest class of county's 40 under Forty recognized  Kankakee Daily Journal

The latest class of Kankakee County's 40 Under Forty honorees were recognized Thursday.

Manteno gets some color as high school students begin downtown mural  Kankakee Daily Journal

Inspired by a street art mural in New York City, an advanced art class at Manteno High School is bringing that aesthetic to the quaint downtown of their ...

VOLLEYBALL: Manteno makes quick work of Coal City  Kankakee Daily Journal

The errors piled up for Coal City at the worse moments and Manteno pounced.

'Angel' arranges special trip to Disney World  Kankakee Daily Journal

It all started with an “Angel.” The Jankuski family was at the Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children looking into a home elevator for Trenten, their ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Meyer has a field day in Herscher's win over Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

Freshman Ally Meyer had a goal and two assists in the Tigers' 3-0 victory.

BASEBALL: Meet our All-Area team  Kankakee Daily Journal

Nobody in the area mashed as many home runs Pevion, who led the area with 10 dingers to compliment a .378 batting average and 27 RBIs. The River Valley ...

Bobcats blank Blue Devils in regional win  Kankakee Daily Journal

Behind two goals from Solange Regalado and a shutout in goal from Hailey Leschkies, Beecher upset Peotone Wednesday night.

Local schools take closer look at safety measures  Kankakee Daily Journal

As students gathered around the flagpole outside of Manteno High School early Friday morning to pray for the 17 people who died in last week's school shooting ...

ROUNDUP: Tuesday's prep sports scores  Kankakee Daily Journal

Daily Journal Staff Report. VOLLEYBALL. Manteno 2, Central 0 (25-14, 25-14). Kaycie Wenzel led the Panthers with eight digs, four kills and a pair of aces.

Manteno holds on in thrilling win over Wilmington  Kankakee Daily Journal

WILMINGTON — Following a disappointing season-opener last week at home, the Panthers couldn't have drawn up a better method of bouncing back than its ...

Story of Enrique Kieffer doesn't end with suicide  Kankakee Daily Journal

Editor's note: The Daily Journal redacted the names of Enrique's friends because of the sensitivity of the subject.

VOLLEYBALL: Keen helps move Momence past Dwight  Kankakee Daily Journal

Momence senior Mya Keen helped lead her team to victory Thursday over Dwight.

Manteno's 'Main Event' this weekend  Kankakee Daily Journal

The place for show-stopping entertainment this weekend will be Manteno High School.

Former Manteno resident murdered in Texas  Kankakee Daily Journal

FORT DAVIS, Texas — A woman formerly of Manteno was killed March 16, and her husband has been charged with her murder.

School superintendent signed through 2020-21  Kankakee Daily Journal

Last week, the Manteno school board extended Superintendent Lisa Harrod's contract through the 2020-21 school year. Harrod met all the goals on her first ...

Small Illinois towns drive golf cart popularity, but safety a concern  Chicago Tribune

Golf carts. The boxy, spare carts with the small wheels are becoming more popular as personal transportation vehicles.

Threats to Chicago area schools cancel classes, fuel anxiety  WLS-TV

Schools across the country have been busy reacting to threats after the Florida shooting rampage, including in the Chicago area.

Manteno students, parents grieving teacher's death  Kankakee Daily Journal

Students and parents are grieving today after Sandy Hunte, a veteran kindergarten teacher in the Manteno school district, was killed Wednesday morning in a ...

Iroquois West, Manteno advance to Regional Championship  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO -- Mother Nature had her way Tuesday night.

School threats in the instant information age  Kankakee Daily Journal

It's the question most parents ask on social media after they find out their child's school went into lockdown: "Why am I just finding out about this now?"

St. Anne High student jailed over threat | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

ST. ANNE – A St. Anne Community High School student was arrested Tuesday night after making threats against a couple students during the school day.

BBCHS owns All-City wrestling meet  Kankakee Daily Journal

BRADLEY — Bradley-Bourbonnais demonstrated its season superiority with an impressive All-City sweep at home on Wednesday night. The Boilers defeated ...

Grisham's early goal lifts Manteno over Reed-Custer  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Sometimes, it only takes one. Thursday night was one of those times.

Manteno ousts Peotone; Herscher eases by Illiana Christian  Kankakee Daily Journal

GILMAN — Manteno, having already lost twice to rival Peotone this season, knew what it was up against Wednesday night and responded with a 2-1 victory at ...

Promoting tourism top priority for Staci Wilken  Kankakee Daily Journal

Staci Wilken has been the executive director of the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau since May 2016. She recently sat down for a ...

Manteno man bestowed high honor by Japan  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ambassador John Malott, a Manteno native, was presented Japan's Order of the Rising Sun last week during a reception in Washington, D.C..

Peotone's Hunter sinks Manteno in overtime  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Peotone's Jack Halverson scored 35 points against Manteno, but Peotone found itself suddenly without his services with just 23 seconds left in ...

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.

Kankakee, BBCHS win boys, girls titles at Manteno Invite  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — The 4x400-meter relay is almost always the most exciting race to watch at any track meet and on Friday night, under the lights at Manteno High ...

Trepanier's all-header hat trick boosts Manteno past Iroquois West  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — The Panthers are back at full strength and hitting their stride at just the right time.

West Point grad returns to Manteno  Kankakee Daily Journal

Since the day he could talk, *service* to his country has held a special place in Zachary Polega's heart. That calling propelled the Manteno High School graduate's ...

SOFTBALL: Meet our All-Area team  Kankakee Daily Journal

Meet the Daily Journal's 2018 All-Area softball team.

Manteno teachers experienced Olympics firsthand  Kankakee Daily Journal

The road to Rio for two Manteno High School teachers began 28 years ago.

The Top 10 games from the fall sports season  Kankakee Daily Journal

The fall sports season provided fans with tons of "ooh" and "ahh" moments, from thrilling three-set matches in volleyball to close games under the Friday night ...

Kankakee School District 111 Board of Education met May 14.  Kankakee Times

Kankakee School District 111 Board of Education met May 14. Here is the minutes provided by the Board: Roll Call: Members present: Mary Archie.

KCC hosting 28th annual High School Juried Art Exhibition  Kankakee Daily Journal

Not many high school art students can host their own personal art exhibit, but more than 200 area students are getting a chance to showcase their wares at the ...

Herscher's Mattie Brown sets school scoring record in win  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher junior Mattie Brown rewrote school history Tuesday night.

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, ...

Golden Corral opening apparently delayed  Kankakee Daily Journal

If you're building your appetite in anticipation of the Golden Corral opening in Bradley, I suggest you get a bite to eat.

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

Manteno grad loves his Monster job  Kankakee Daily Journal

As a kid growing up in Bourbonnais and Manteno, Ryan LaCosse played with his Hot Wheels Monster Jam toy trucks, and it's something he's never given up ...

Harrod honored among nation's best superintendents  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno has one of the best school superintendents in the United States, according to a national education organization.

Zonta honors first black woman judge  Kankakee Daily Journal

"Work hard, do good and be a good citizen,” said Chrissy Brown, speaking at the annual Zonta Spring Luncheon honoring the 2018 Woman of Achievement at ...

Kindergarten cop? Bertrand promoted to sergeant  Kankakee Daily Journal

BOURBONNAIS — When he was 14 years old, Joe Bertrand would mow 20 acres of lawn on his family farm and head down Warner Bridge Road to baby-sit his ...

Legends Sportsplex changes hands — again  Kankakee Daily Journal

Two Manteno men say they will try to revive a business that has, in the past several years, experienced more failure and controversy than success.

Beecher's Pevion wins RVC Player of the Year  Kankakee Daily Journal

Unlike the girl's side of the River Valley Conference, the boy's side was more of a log jam at the top of the standings.

Grant Park fires shutout over Beecher  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Paying tribute to legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire, Grant Park definitely will remember the 21st night of September.

He caught a break, and many have since benefited  Kankakee Daily Journal

In the fall of 1949, Bill Benner was a sophomore at Woodruff High School in Peoria.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

What cold? Students in Alaska still going out for recess  Kankakee Daily Journal

Students in Fairbanks, Alaska, had a much better reason to attend school Monday than those in northern Illinois: It was warmer there.

BBCHS dominates music competition  Kankakee Daily Journal

Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School's music department won its fifth state championship since 2010 earlier this week.

Harness racing: Manteno's Matt Krueger goes from cars to driving horses  Kankakee Daily Journal

In a little more than a year and a half Matt Krueger has made the leap from an unemployed auto worker to a successful harness driver. And the 38-year-old did.

McCarty helping with Riley's Choice national effort  Kankakee Daily Journal

Like most lifetime fishermen, Rick McCarty, of Bourbonnais, remembers well his first angling outing — below the dam in Kankakee with his father, Cal — also a ...

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