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Security at Manteno High enhanced amid perceived threats  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — There will be heightened security at Manteno High School Friday after a threatening note was found Thursday.

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

A few of Colin Bohula's photographs will be on display at Two Whisks Bakery in Manteno during November.

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 ...

Coyotes spotted in Manteno city limits  Kankakee Daily Journal

Residents have spotted coyotes near their yards in the area around Eddie Reed Park, Manteno Middle School and Manteno High School.

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.

Manteno Oktoberfest kicks off Thursday  Kankakee Daily Journal

The 2018 Manteno Oktoberfest fun starts this Thursday. This year's theme is peace, love and community. The Oktoberfest will take place in downtown Manteno ...

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.

SOCCER: Manteno, Coal City, St. Anne meet up for summer action  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno hosted fellow I-8 members to give the teams a chance to get on the field and see what each team is working with for the upcoming season. Panther ...

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: Monday's prep sports scores  Kankakee Daily Journal

Prep sports scores and results from Monday's area 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Benefit to be held for Brad Stosiek  Kankakee Daily Journal

Benefit to be held for local Marine veteran with a rare brain tumor.

ROUNDUP: Wednesday's prep sports scores  Kankakee Daily Journal

Soccer. Manteno 5, St. Anne 1. The Panthers took their talents on the road for a victory against the Cardinals. Colton Holland and Kevin Roedl each scored a ...

Panthers outlast Tigers in shootout  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO — Softballs be warned: Manteno and Herscher really can bring the pain.

VOLLEYBALL: Keen helps move Momence past Dwight  Kankakee Daily Journal

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

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 ...

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.

Friendship, togetherness has fueled Manteno's success | Sports  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno's softball program has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success this season. But the road to success has been paved by an unbreakable bond.

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 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.

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.

Threat at Herscher proves false | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER — School officials determined a threatening note found last Friday in a classroom at Herscher High School was untrue.

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..

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 ...

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?"

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.

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 ...

Manteno teachers experienced Olympics firsthand  Kankakee Daily Journal

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

Defense shines, but Manteno falls short at Super-Sectionals  Kankakee Daily Journal

FRANKFORT — Manteno head coach Justin Emerson never questioned his players' resolve, and no one on the team doubted its ability to make a postseason ...

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.

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 ...

Iroquois West, Manteno advance to Regional Championship  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO -- Mother Nature had her way Tuesday night.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

SOFTBALL: Meet our All-Area team  Kankakee Daily Journal

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

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.

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 ...

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.

40 Under Forty honorees named, set to be honored  Kankakee Daily Journal

The fourth class of Kankakee County's 40 Under Forty honorees have been named and will be honored tonight at a banquet at the Knights of Columbus in ...

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 ...

High school volleyball: Manteno turns tables on Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

COAL CITY - Manteno proved momentum is overrated.

Brown, Milton lift Tigers into sectional championship  Kankakee Daily Journal

MANTENO - Kiana Wheeler tried to single-handily keep Peotone's girls soccer season alive with all her might, negating shot after shot from Herscher's offense ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Boys high school soccer: Herscher finds groove at Rivals Cup  Kankakee Daily Journal

For Herscher's Ethan McGregor, the third time was the charm.

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 ...

High school basketball: Kankakee Holiday Tournament starts Thursday  Kankakee Daily Journal

A 64-year tradition of jump shots and jams, buzzer-beaters and a few broken hearts continues today in the three-day Kankakee Holiday Boys Basketball ...

Church briefs: Oct. 13, 2016  Kankakee Daily Journal

Parent & Tot Time. Asbury United Methodist Church, 196 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee, holds Parent & Tot Time from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. This free ...

LaCosse gets acting gig on HBO's 'Ballers'  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ryan LaCosse, who grew up in Bourbonnais and Manteno, is a 10-year radio veteran, working for two Peoria stations.

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.

Youth baseball: Illinois Predators host tryouts | Sports  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Illinois Predators will be hosting baseball tryouts for its 12 and under and 14 and under teams for the 2016 on Sunday at the Manteno High School baseball ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Jingle Bell run winner nearly too close to call  Kankakee Daily Journal

The annual Jingle Bell Run resulted in the closest — and possibly most controversial — finish in the 26 years off the race.

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.

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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