The North Kankakee boom
The North Kankakee boom
The story of North Kankakee began in May 1891, when Hardebeck acquired a large plot of land lying between Vasseur Avenue (now Kennedy Drive) and the Illinois Central Railroad. The plat map of the North Kankakee development showed the land divided into 80 blocks, bounded by South Street, the Illinois Central Railroad, North Street and Vasseur Avenue. Lots set aside for industry lined the western side of the railroad tracks, and business lots were along both sides of Broadway Street.
The story of North Kankakee began in May 1891, when Hardebeck acquired a large plot of land lying between Vasseur Avenue (now Kennedy Drive) and the Illinois Central Railroad. The plat map of the North Kankakee development showed the land divided into 80 blocks, bounded by South Street, the Illinois Central Railroad, North Street and Vasseur Avenue. Lots set aside for industry lined the western side of the railroad tracks, and business lots were along both sides of Broadway Street.
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El boom del norte de Kankakee
El boom del norte de Kankakee
La historia de North Kankakee comenzó en mayo de 1891, cuando Hardebeck adquirió una gran parcela de tierra entre la avenida Vasseur (ahora Kennedy Drive) y el ferrocarril central de Illinois. El plano del desarrollo de North Kankakee mostraba la tierra dividida en 80 bloques, delimitados por Sout
La historia de North Kankakee comenzó en mayo de 1891, cuando Hardebeck adquirió una gran parcela de tierra entre la avenida Vasseur (ahora Kennedy Drive) y el ferrocarril central de Illinois. El plano del desarrollo de North Kankakee mostraba la tierra dividida en 80 bloques, delimitados por Sout
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Museum celebrates French heritage
Museum celebrates French heritage
Located on the southwest corner of Indiana Avenue and Oak Street, the French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn was opened as a satellite of the Kankakee County Museum in July 2012. Taking part in the opening ceremonies were representatives of Canada’s Quebec Province, France and Belgium — the native lands of the hundreds of families who settled here between the 1840s and the 1860s.
Located on the southwest corner of Indiana Avenue and Oak Street, the French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn was opened as a satellite of the Kankakee County Museum in July 2012. Taking part in the opening ceremonies were representatives of Canada’s Quebec Province, France and Belgium — the native lands of the hundreds of families who settled here between the 1840s and the 1860s.
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Museum celebrates French heritage
Museum celebrates French heritage
Located on the southwest corner of Indiana Avenue and Oak Street, the French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn was opened as a satellite of the Kankakee County Museum in July 2012. Taking part in the opening ceremonies were representatives of Canada’s Quebec Province, France and Belgium — the native lands of the hundreds of families who settled here between the 1840s and the 1860s.
Located on the southwest corner of Indiana Avenue and Oak Street, the French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn was opened as a satellite of the Kankakee County Museum in July 2012. Taking part in the opening ceremonies were representatives of Canada’s Quebec Province, France and Belgium — the native lands of the hundreds of families who settled here between the 1840s and the 1860s.
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Flames destroy the Remington Theatre
Flames destroy the Remington Theatre
The quiet of the restaurant was shattered as a small boy rushed in, shouting that the Remington Theatre building was on fire. Remington told a newspaper reporter, "I immediately sprang for the door, ran toward Court Street, and to the alley leading to the playhouse."
The quiet of the restaurant was shattered as a small boy rushed in, shouting that the Remington Theatre building was on fire. Remington told a newspaper reporter, "I immediately sprang for the door, ran toward Court Street, and to the alley leading to the playhouse."
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Las llamas destruyen el Teatro Remington
Las llamas destruyen el Teatro Remington
La tranquilidad del restaurante se hizo añicos cuando entró un niño pequeño, gritando que el edificio del Teatro Remington estaba en llamas. Remington le dijo a un periodista de un periódico, "inmediatamente salté hacia la puerta, corrí hacia Court Street, y al callejón que conduce a la
La tranquilidad del restaurante se hizo añicos cuando entró un niño pequeño, gritando que el edificio del Teatro Remington estaba en llamas. Remington le dijo a un periodista de un periódico, "inmediatamente salté hacia la puerta, corrí hacia Court Street, y al callejón que conduce a la
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Captain Gougar and his Steamboat Margaret
Captain Gougar and his Steamboat Margaret
On a stormy November day in 1896, disaster — in the form of a lightning bolt — struck Capt. William Gougar. While the bolt didn't strike him directly, it started a fire that destroyed the two steamboats used in his river excursion business. Each year, from late spring until well into fall, the Minnie Lillie and the Modoc shuttled hundreds of passengers weekly between Kankakee and Gougar's large picnic grove near Aroma Park.

The Minnie Lillie was built in 1883, and began life as a towboat hauling barges of sand from nearby Aroma Park to the Illinois Eastern State Hospital construction site south of Kankakee. By 1884, when the Gougar's Grove picnic grounds opened, the Minnie was converted to carrying passengers. A decade later, the smaller Modoc was added to Gougar's fleet.
On a stormy November day in 1896, disaster — in the form of a lightning bolt — struck Capt. William Gougar. While the bolt didn't strike him directly, it started a fire that destroyed the two steamboats used in his river excursion business. Each year, from late spring until well into fall, the Minnie Lillie and the Modoc shuttled hundreds of passengers weekly between Kankakee and Gougar's large picnic grove near Aroma Park.

The Minnie Lillie was built in 1883, and began life as a towboat hauling barges of sand from nearby Aroma Park to the Illinois Eastern State Hospital construction site south of Kankakee. By 1884, when the Gougar's Grove picnic grounds opened, the Minnie was converted to carrying passengers. A decade later, the smaller Modoc was added to Gougar's fleet.
 
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El capitán Gougar y su Steamboat Margaret
El capitán Gougar y su Steamboat Margaret
En un tormentoso día de noviembre de 1896, el desastre, en forma de rayo, golpeó al capitán William Gougar. Aunque el rayo no le golpeó directamente, comenzó un incendio que destruyó los dos barcos de vapor utilizados en su negocio de excursiones fluviales. Cada año, desde finales de la prima
En un tormentoso día de noviembre de 1896, el desastre, en forma de rayo, golpeó al capitán William Gougar. Aunque el rayo no le golpeó directamente, comenzó un incendio que destruyó los dos barcos de vapor utilizados en su negocio de excursiones fluviales. Cada año, desde finales de la prima
 
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The 1885 blaze that nearly
destroyed Cabery
The 1885 blaze that nearly
destroyed Cabery
Normally, you wouldn't find a pedestrian on Main Street in Cabery at 3 a.m. on a Sunday. At that early hour on May 3, 1885, however, there was somebody "out and about" in the small town in Kankakee County's southwest corner. Luckily, that unnamed person noticed flames licking at the wooden wall of Mrs. Hilborne's millinery shop on the south side of Main Street. He raised the alarm, allowing the Hilbornes to escape unharmed from their second floor apartment.

Within minutes after the alarm was raised, the fire spread eastward along the line of downtown buildings, engulfing the structure housing K.B. Olson's General Store and the office of the Cabery newspaper, the Southwest Enquirer. On the second floor were the meeting rooms of the town's Masonic Lodge.
Normally, you wouldn't find a pedestrian on Main Street in Cabery at 3 a.m. on a Sunday. At that early hour on May 3, 1885, however, there was somebody "out and about" in the small town in Kankakee County's southwest corner. Luckily, that unnamed person noticed flames licking at the wooden wall of Mrs. Hilborne's millinery shop on the south side of Main Street. He raised the alarm, allowing the Hilbornes to escape unharmed from their second floor apartment.

Within minutes after the alarm was raised, the fire spread eastward along the line of downtown buildings, engulfing the structure housing K.B. Olson's General Store and the office of the Cabery newspaper, the Southwest Enquirer. On the second floor were the meeting rooms of the town's Masonic Lodge.
 
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El incendio de 1885 que casi destruyó a Cabery
El incendio de 1885 que casi destruyó a Cabery
Normalmente, no encontrarías un peatón en Main Street en Cabery a las 3 am un domingo. En esa hora temprana el 3 de mayo de 1885, sin embargo, había alguien "fuera de casa" en la pequeña ciudad en la esquina suroeste del condado de Kankakee. Afortunadamente, esa persona no identificada
Normalmente, no encontrarías un peatón en Main Street en Cabery a las 3 am un domingo. En esa hora temprana el 3 de mayo de 1885, sin embargo, había alguien "fuera de casa" en la pequeña ciudad en la esquina suroeste del condado de Kankakee. Afortunadamente, esa persona no identificada
 
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Kankakee County’s history finds a home
Kankakee County’s history finds a home
The Kankakee County Historical Society, founded in 1906, is one of the oldest historical societies in Illinois. For more than four decades after the society was formed, however, its collection of historical objects and records had no permanent home. For various periods between 1912 and 1948, the Historical Society's collection shuttled between temporary quarters in the city's high school building at Indiana Avenue and Station Street and the Kankakee County Courthouse.
The Kankakee County Historical Society, founded in 1906, is one of the oldest historical societies in Illinois. For more than four decades after the society was formed, however, its collection of historical objects and records had no permanent home. For various periods between 1912 and 1948, the Historical Society's collection shuttled between temporary quarters in the city's high school building at Indiana Avenue and Station Street and the Kankakee County Courthouse.
 
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la historia del condado de Kankakee encuentra un hogar
la historia del condado de Kankakee encuentra un hogar
La Sociedad Histórica del Condado de Kankakee, fundada en 1906, es una de las más antiguas sociedades históricas en Illinois. Durante más de cuatro décadas después de que se formó la sociedad, sin embargo, su colección de objetos y documentos históricos no tenía un hogar permanente. Distin
La Sociedad Histórica del Condado de Kankakee, fundada en 1906, es una de las más antiguas sociedades históricas en Illinois. Durante más de cuatro décadas después de que se formó la sociedad, sin embargo, su colección de objetos y documentos históricos no tenía un hogar permanente. Distin
 
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Throwback: Newspaper enlarges its modern plant
Throwback: Newspaper enlarges its modern plant
With the apparent lull in the great “spring drive” of the Germans on the western battle front in Europe, the Kankakee Daily Republican has started its great drive toward still greater efficiency with the installation of additional and new modern equipment — namely a third lino-type machine of the latest model and accessories with which this paper will hereafter set all headings for news items on a machine instead of by hand.
With the apparent lull in the great “spring drive” of the Germans on the western battle front in Europe, the Kankakee Daily Republican has started its great drive toward still greater efficiency with the installation of additional and new modern equipment — namely a third lino-type machine of the latest model and accessories with which this paper will hereafter set all headings for news items on a machine instead of by hand.
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Throwback: Newspaper enlarges its modern plant
Throwback: Newspaper enlarges its modern plant
With the apparent lull in the great “spring drive” of the Germans on the western battle front in Europe, the Kankakee Daily Republican has started its great drive toward still greater efficiency with the installation of additional and new modern equipment — namely a third lino-type machine of the latest model and accessories with which this paper will hereafter set all headings for news items on a machine instead of by hand.
With the apparent lull in the great “spring drive” of the Germans on the western battle front in Europe, the Kankakee Daily Republican has started its great drive toward still greater efficiency with the installation of additional and new modern equipment — namely a third lino-type machine of the latest model and accessories with which this paper will hereafter set all headings for news items on a machine instead of by hand.
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The wealthiest liveryman in Chicago came from Kankakee
The wealthiest liveryman in Chicago came from Kankakee
Sometime before 1860, young Leroy went into the livery business with a single horse and buggy. By 1865, the business had grown substantially; he erected a building on Dearborn Avenue, behind his parents' hotel, to house his livery and boarding stable. Payne and his wife, the former Clara Beebe, lived in an apartment above the stable until 1869. In that year, he sold the business to Henry C. McFall, and bought out the larger Muncey livery stable on Schuyler Avenue.

In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire devastated the city 60 miles north of Kankakee. As the burned city rebuilt, many young men — including Leroy Payne — flocked there to seek their fortunes. Within a decade, Payne had achieved success, operating a large livery business on Michigan Avenue, just south of Adams Street.
Sometime before 1860, young Leroy went into the livery business with a single horse and buggy. By 1865, the business had grown substantially; he erected a building on Dearborn Avenue, behind his parents' hotel, to house his livery and boarding stable. Payne and his wife, the former Clara Beebe, lived in an apartment above the stable until 1869. In that year, he sold the business to Henry C. McFall, and bought out the larger Muncey livery stable on Schuyler Avenue.

In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire devastated the city 60 miles north of Kankakee. As the burned city rebuilt, many young men — including Leroy Payne — flocked there to seek their fortunes. Within a decade, Payne had achieved success, operating a large livery business on Michigan Avenue, just south of Adams Street.
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El libertador más rico de Chicago vino de Kankakee
El libertador más rico de Chicago vino de Kankakee
En algún momento antes de 1860, el joven Leroy entró en el negocio de librea con un solo caballo y buggy. En 1865, el negocio había crecido sustancialmente; erigió un edificio en Dearborn Avenue, detrás del hotel de sus padres, para albergar su librea y su establo de embarque. Payne y su esposa
En algún momento antes de 1860, el joven Leroy entró en el negocio de librea con un solo caballo y buggy. En 1865, el negocio había crecido sustancialmente; erigió un edificio en Dearborn Avenue, detrás del hotel de sus padres, para albergar su librea y su establo de embarque. Payne y su esposa
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Throwback Thursday: Three girls committed to Geneva today
Throwback Thursday: Three girls committed to Geneva today
In early March 1918, Kankakee hosted a concert by some members of the “Jackie” band, a group of young men from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Trained by the “King of Marches,” composer John Phillip Sousa, the group of about 40 men was a major highlight of the Kankakee social scene in spring 1918. That excitement turned to scandal after members of the band were discovered in a compromising position with a group of teenage girls, including a 13-year-old, Marie.
In early March 1918, Kankakee hosted a concert by some members of the “Jackie” band, a group of young men from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Trained by the “King of Marches,” composer John Phillip Sousa, the group of about 40 men was a major highlight of the Kankakee social scene in spring 1918. That excitement turned to scandal after members of the band were discovered in a compromising position with a group of teenage girls, including a 13-year-old, Marie.
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Throwback Thursday: Tres niñas comprometidas hoy con Ginebra
Throwback Thursday: Tres niñas comprometidas hoy con Ginebra
A principios de marzo de 1918, Kankakee organizó un concierto de algunos miembros de la banda "Jackie", un grupo de jóvenes del Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Entrenado por el "Rey de las Marcas", el compositor John Phillip Sousa, el grupo de unos 40 hombres fue uno de los más destacados de l
A principios de marzo de 1918, Kankakee organizó un concierto de algunos miembros de la banda "Jackie", un grupo de jóvenes del Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Entrenado por el "Rey de las Marcas", el compositor John Phillip Sousa, el grupo de unos 40 hombres fue uno de los más destacados de l
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The Boarding School Era
The Boarding School Era
For more than a century — from the 1860s to the 1960s — families from Chicago and other Midwestern cities placed their daughters “in the care of the good sisters” as students at boarding schools located in the Kankakee area.
For more than a century — from the 1860s to the 1960s — families from Chicago and other Midwestern cities placed their daughters “in the care of the good sisters” as students at boarding schools located in the Kankakee area.
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La era del internado
La era del internado
Durante más de un siglo, desde la década de 1860 hasta la de 1960, las familias de Chicago y otras ciudades del medio oeste colocaron a sus hijas "al cuidado de las hermanas buenas" como estudiantes en internados ubicados en el área de Kankakee.
Durante más de un siglo, desde la década de 1860 hasta la de 1960, las familias de Chicago y otras ciudades del medio oeste colocaron a sus hijas "al cuidado de las hermanas buenas" como estudiantes en internados ubicados en el área de Kankakee.
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'Kankakee Day,' 1853
'Kankakee Day,' 1853
On that day, 165 years ago, the voters of Kankakee County chose the infant town of Kankakee Depot as their county seat. At that time, Kankakee Depot existed mostly on paper in the form of a plat map showing 49 blocks laid out in hundreds of building lots. Almost none of those lots contained a building yet (within 18 months, however, the population would grow from a handful of residents to more than 1,000).
On that day, 165 years ago, the voters of Kankakee County chose the infant town of Kankakee Depot as their county seat. At that time, Kankakee Depot existed mostly on paper in the form of a plat map showing 49 blocks laid out in hundreds of building lots. Almost none of those lots contained a building yet (within 18 months, however, the population would grow from a handful of residents to more than 1,000).
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\ 'Día de Kankakee, \' 1853
\ 'Día de Kankakee, \' 1853
Ese día, hace 165 años, los votantes del condado de Kankakee eligieron la ciudad infantil de Kankakee Depot como su asiento de condado. En ese momento, Kankakee Depot existía principalmente en papel en forma de un mapa plat mostrando 49 bloques distribuidos en cientos de lotes. Casi ninguno de es
Ese día, hace 165 años, los votantes del condado de Kankakee eligieron la ciudad infantil de Kankakee Depot como su asiento de condado. En ese momento, Kankakee Depot existía principalmente en papel en forma de un mapa plat mostrando 49 bloques distribuidos en cientos de lotes. Casi ninguno de es
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The James Whitcomb Riley stops at Kankakee
The James Whitcomb Riley stops at Kankakee
At 11:25 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1941, a streamlined steam locomotive pulling a seven-car train glided to a stop at Kankakee's "Big Four" depot on Cypress Street. The James Whitcomb Riley, newest of the New York Central Railroad's streamliner fleet, had arrived in Kankakee on its first scheduled run between Cincinnati and Chicago.
At 11:25 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1941, a streamlined steam locomotive pulling a seven-car train glided to a stop at Kankakee's "Big Four" depot on Cypress Street. The James Whitcomb Riley, newest of the New York Central Railroad's streamliner fleet, had arrived in Kankakee on its first scheduled run between Cincinnati and Chicago.
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James Whitcomb Riley se detiene en Kankakee
James Whitcomb Riley se detiene en Kankakee
A las 11:25 am del lunes 28 de abril de 1941, una locomotora de vapor aerodinámica que tiraba de un tren de siete vagones se detuvo en el depósito "Big Four" de Kankakee en Cypress Street. El James Whitcomb Riley, el más nuevo de la flota streamliner del ferrocarril central de Nueva York, había
A las 11:25 am del lunes 28 de abril de 1941, una locomotora de vapor aerodinámica que tiraba de un tren de siete vagones se detuvo en el depósito "Big Four" de Kankakee en Cypress Street. El James Whitcomb Riley, el más nuevo de la flota streamliner del ferrocarril central de Nueva York, había
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Throwback: Patriotism of Kankakee businessmen noted
Throwback: Patriotism of Kankakee businessmen noted
Today’s throwback is an editorial of sorts, cobbled together from different Liberty Bond advertisements that ran in many American papers in 1918. Bond fever had descended on Kankakee, with the paper publishing lists of those who already had purchased in large amounts, and a local committee compiling a registry of everyone who hadn’t signed up yet.
Today’s throwback is an editorial of sorts, cobbled together from different Liberty Bond advertisements that ran in many American papers in 1918. Bond fever had descended on Kankakee, with the paper publishing lists of those who already had purchased in large amounts, and a local committee compiling a registry of everyone who hadn’t signed up yet.
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Retroceso: el patriotismo de los empresarios de Kankakee notó
Retroceso: el patriotismo de los empresarios de Kankakee notó
El retroceso de hoy es una especie de editorial improvisada a partir de diferentes anuncios de Liberty Bond que aparecieron en muchos periódicos estadounidenses en 1918. La fiebre de Bond había descendido sobre Kankakee, con las listas de publicaciones en papel de quienes ya habían comprado en gr
El retroceso de hoy es una especie de editorial improvisada a partir de diferentes anuncios de Liberty Bond que aparecieron en muchos periódicos estadounidenses en 1918. La fiebre de Bond había descendido sobre Kankakee, con las listas de publicaciones en papel de quienes ya habían comprado en gr
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Manteno native built world's largest camera
Manteno native built world's largest camera
Today’s most common type of camera, the cellphone, only weighs a few ounces and fits easily in the palm of your hand. By contrast, a camera created in the year 1900 by Manteno native George R. Lawrence weighed 1,400 pounds, was more than 20 feet long and had to be moved from place to place on a railroad car.
Today’s most common type of camera, the cellphone, only weighs a few ounces and fits easily in the palm of your hand. By contrast, a camera created in the year 1900 by Manteno native George R. Lawrence weighed 1,400 pounds, was more than 20 feet long and had to be moved from place to place on a railroad car.
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Manteno nativo construyó la cámara más grande del mundo
Manteno nativo construyó la cámara más grande del mundo
El tipo de cámara más común en la actualidad, el teléfono celular, solo pesa unas pocas onzas y cabe fácilmente en la palma de su mano. Por el contrario, una cámara creada en el año 1900 por el nativo Manteno George R. Lawrence pesaba 1,400 libras, medía más de 20 pies de largo y tenía que
El tipo de cámara más común en la actualidad, el teléfono celular, solo pesa unas pocas onzas y cabe fácilmente en la palma de su mano. Por el contrario, una cámara creada en el año 1900 por el nativo Manteno George R. Lawrence pesaba 1,400 libras, medía más de 20 pies de largo y tenía que
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He was known as 'The Birdman of Kankakee'
He was known as 'The Birdman of Kankakee'
To say Joseph H. Dodson loved birds was like observing that a politician is interested in getting elected. Dodson, for more than a quarter-century was the "Birdman of Kankakee," operating a bird sanctuary on the large grounds of his home at 701 S. Harrison Ave.

If that address seems familiar, you probably know Dodson's home as the B. Harley Bradley house, designed in 1900 by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Dodson purchased the house in 1915, when he retired from a career at the Chicago Board of Trade and moved to Kankakee.
To say Joseph H. Dodson loved birds was like observing that a politician is interested in getting elected. Dodson, for more than a quarter-century was the "Birdman of Kankakee," operating a bird sanctuary on the large grounds of his home at 701 S. Harrison Ave.

If that address seems familiar, you probably know Dodson's home as the B. Harley Bradley house, designed in 1900 by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Dodson purchased the house in 1915, when he retired from a career at the Chicago Board of Trade and moved to Kankakee.
 
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Era conocido como 'El Hombre ave de Kankakee'
Era conocido como 'El Hombre ave de Kankakee'
Decir Joseph H. Dodson amaba las aves era como la observación de que un político está interesado en ser elegido. Dodson, durante más de un cuarto de siglo fue el "El hombre de Kankakee," el funcionamiento de un santuario de aves en los grandes motivos de su casa en el 701 S. Harrison A
Decir Joseph H. Dodson amaba las aves era como la observación de que un político está interesado en ser elegido. Dodson, durante más de un cuarto de siglo fue el "El hombre de Kankakee," el funcionamiento de un santuario de aves en los grandes motivos de su casa en el 701 S. Harrison A
 
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Jack Klasey: Olivet comes to Bourbonnais
Jack Klasey: Olivet comes to Bourbonnais
A devastating fire ... and a “For Sale” sign ... forever changed the then-tiny Kankakee County village of Bourbonnais. The fire had consumed the building housing Olivet College, located 100 miles to the south in Olivet, Ill. The “For Sale” sign was on the former campus of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, which had closed at the end of the 1938 school year.
A devastating fire ... and a “For Sale” sign ... forever changed the then-tiny Kankakee County village of Bourbonnais. The fire had consumed the building housing Olivet College, located 100 miles to the south in Olivet, Ill. The “For Sale” sign was on the former campus of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, which had closed at the end of the 1938 school year.
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Jack Klasey: Olivet comes to Bourbonnais
Jack Klasey: Olivet comes to Bourbonnais
A devastating fire ... and a “For Sale” sign ... forever changed the then-tiny Kankakee County village of Bourbonnais. The fire had consumed the building housing Olivet College, located 100 miles to the south in Olivet, Ill. The “For Sale” sign was on the former campus of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, which had closed at the end of the 1938 school year.
A devastating fire ... and a “For Sale” sign ... forever changed the then-tiny Kankakee County village of Bourbonnais. The fire had consumed the building housing Olivet College, located 100 miles to the south in Olivet, Ill. The “For Sale” sign was on the former campus of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, which had closed at the end of the 1938 school year.
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The amazing Emory Cobb
The amazing Emory Cobb
In the year 1857, the 26-year-old Cobb, who was manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company's Chicago office, came up with the idea of using the telegraph system as a way to transfer money. (Remember, this was in the days before there were ATMs on almost every corner.)
In the year 1857, the 26-year-old Cobb, who was manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company's Chicago office, came up with the idea of using the telegraph system as a way to transfer money. (Remember, this was in the days before there were ATMs on almost every corner.)
 
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El increíble Emory Cobb
El increíble Emory Cobb
En el año 1857, a Cobb, de 26 años, gerente de la oficina de Western Union Telegraph Company en Chicago, se le ocurrió la idea de usar el sistema de telégrafo como una forma de transferir dinero. (Recuerde, esto fue en los días antes de que hubiera cajeros automáticos en casi cada esquina).
En el año 1857, a Cobb, de 26 años, gerente de la oficina de Western Union Telegraph Company en Chicago, se le ocurrió la idea de usar el sistema de telégrafo como una forma de transferir dinero. (Recuerde, esto fue en los días antes de que hubiera cajeros automáticos en casi cada esquina).
 
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How Kankakee landed hospital for the insane
How Kankakee landed hospital for the insane
Kankakee won the hospital project in a hotly contested and politically charged battle with eight other cities: Bloomington, Champaign, Charleston, Danville, Decatur, Paris, Paxton and Pontiac. The Kankakee facility would join three other state mental hospitals, located in the northern, southern and western sections of the state.

On May 25, 1877, the Illinois Legislature approved the building of a new hospital to serve the eastern part of the state. The legislation directed Gov. Shelby Cullom to appoint a group of seven commissioners who would choose a location for the new institution. Selection of the commissioners involved regional rivalries and other political considerations; the final makeup of that group could be vital in determining which town would be chosen.
Kankakee won the hospital project in a hotly contested and politically charged battle with eight other cities: Bloomington, Champaign, Charleston, Danville, Decatur, Paris, Paxton and Pontiac. The Kankakee facility would join three other state mental hospitals, located in the northern, southern and western sections of the state.

On May 25, 1877, the Illinois Legislature approved the building of a new hospital to serve the eastern part of the state. The legislation directed Gov. Shelby Cullom to appoint a group of seven commissioners who would choose a location for the new institution. Selection of the commissioners involved regional rivalries and other political considerations; the final makeup of that group could be vital in determining which town would be chosen.
 
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Cómo Kankakee dio con el hospital para locos
Cómo Kankakee dio con el hospital para locos
Kankakee ganó el proyecto del hospital en una batalla arduamente disputada y políticamente cargada con otras ocho ciudades: Bloomington, Champaign, Charleston, Danville, Decatur, París, Paxton y Pontiac. La instalación de Kankakee se uniría a otros tres hospitales psiquiátricos estatales, ubic
Kankakee ganó el proyecto del hospital en una batalla arduamente disputada y políticamente cargada con otras ocho ciudades: Bloomington, Champaign, Charleston, Danville, Decatur, París, Paxton y Pontiac. La instalación de Kankakee se uniría a otros tres hospitales psiquiátricos estatales, ubic
 
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When Kankakee was a tourist site a cenutry ago
When Kankakee was a tourist site a cenutry ago
"Kankakee: The City Beautiful" is done in a brown sepia tone. it originally was published by the Kankakee Book Store in about 1913 or 1914, according to local historian and museum volunteer Jack Klasey.

A Kankakee City Directory reveals the then-Kankakee Book Store stood at 116 E. Court, selling "books, stationary, office and school supplies, sporting goods, fancy goods, magazines, toys, pictures and picture frames."
"Kankakee: The City Beautiful" is done in a brown sepia tone. it originally was published by the Kankakee Book Store in about 1913 or 1914, according to local historian and museum volunteer Jack Klasey.

A Kankakee City Directory reveals the then-Kankakee Book Store stood at 116 E. Court, selling "books, stationary, office and school supplies, sporting goods, fancy goods, magazines, toys, pictures and picture frames."
 
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Cuando Kankakee era un sitio turístico hace cien años
Cuando Kankakee era un sitio turístico hace cien años
"Kankakee: The City Beautiful" está hecho en un tono sepia marrón. originalmente fue publicado por la Librería Kankakee en aproximadamente 1913 o 1914, según el historiador local y voluntario del museo Jack Klasey. Un directorio de la ciudad de Kankakee revela que la entonces tienda de libros Ka
"Kankakee: The City Beautiful" está hecho en un tono sepia marrón. originalmente fue publicado por la Librería Kankakee en aproximadamente 1913 o 1914, según el historiador local y voluntario del museo Jack Klasey. Un directorio de la ciudad de Kankakee revela que la entonces tienda de libros Ka
 
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Jack Klasey: Miracle-seekers visit St. Anne
Jack Klasey: Miracle-seekers visit St. Anne
Jack Klasey came to Kankakee County as a young Journal reporter in 1963, and quickly became hooked on local history. In 1968, he co-authored “Of the People: A Popular History of Kankakee County.” Now retired from a career in the publishing industry, he remains active in the history field as a volunteer and board member at the Kankakee County Museum. He can be contacted at jwklasey@comcast.net.
Jack Klasey came to Kankakee County as a young Journal reporter in 1963, and quickly became hooked on local history. In 1968, he co-authored “Of the People: A Popular History of Kankakee County.” Now retired from a career in the publishing industry, he remains active in the history field as a volunteer and board member at the Kankakee County Museum. He can be contacted at jwklasey@comcast.net.
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Jack Klasey: los buscadores de milagros visitan Santa Ana
Jack Klasey: los buscadores de milagros visitan Santa Ana
Jack Klasey llegó al condado de Kankakee como un joven reportero de la revista en 1963, y rápidamente se enganchó a la historia local. En 1968, fue coautor de "De la gente: una historia popular del condado de Kankakee". Ahora retirado de una carrera en la industria editorial, se mantiene activo e
Jack Klasey llegó al condado de Kankakee como un joven reportero de la revista en 1963, y rápidamente se enganchó a la historia local. En 1968, fue coautor de "De la gente: una historia popular del condado de Kankakee". Ahora retirado de una carrera en la industria editorial, se mantiene activo e
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A new church for old Bourbonnais
A new church for old Bourbonnais
The original Maternity BVM Catholic Church, a 110-foot-by-50-foot wood-framed structure, had burned to the ground in September 1853. The frame church had been built in 1847 to replace the settlement’s first Catholic house of worship, a small log structure known as the church of St. Leo. The log church had been erected in 1841.
The original Maternity BVM Catholic Church, a 110-foot-by-50-foot wood-framed structure, had burned to the ground in September 1853. The frame church had been built in 1847 to replace the settlement’s first Catholic house of worship, a small log structure known as the church of St. Leo. The log church had been erected in 1841.
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Una nueva iglesia para el viejo Bourbonnais
Una nueva iglesia para el viejo Bourbonnais
La iglesia católica original de Maternity BVM, una estructura con estructura de madera de 110 pies por 50 pies, se había quemado en el suelo en septiembre de 1853. La iglesia enmarcada había sido construida en 1847 para reemplazar la primera casa de culto católica del asentamiento, una pequeña
La iglesia católica original de Maternity BVM, una estructura con estructura de madera de 110 pies por 50 pies, se había quemado en el suelo en septiembre de 1853. La iglesia enmarcada había sido construida en 1847 para reemplazar la primera casa de culto católica del asentamiento, una pequeña
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Kankakee's Medal of Honor winner
Kankakee's Medal of Honor winner
Many of the grave markers in Kankakee's Mound Grove Gardens of Memory include carved sentiments such as "Beloved Mother" or "Devoted Father," but only one tombstone in that large cemetery bears the words "Medal of Honor."
Many of the grave markers in Kankakee's Mound Grove Gardens of Memory include carved sentiments such as "Beloved Mother" or "Devoted Father," but only one tombstone in that large cemetery bears the words "Medal of Honor."
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Ganador de la Medalla de Honor de Kankakee
Ganador de la Medalla de Honor de Kankakee
Muchas de las lápidas en los Jardines de la Memoria de Mound Grove en Kankakee incluyen sentimientos tallados como "Madre amada" o "Padre devoto", pero solo una lápida sepulcral en ese gran cementerio lleva las palabras "Medalla de honor".
Muchas de las lápidas en los Jardines de la Memoria de Mound Grove en Kankakee incluyen sentimientos tallados como "Madre amada" o "Padre devoto", pero solo una lápida sepulcral en ese gran cementerio lleva las palabras "Medalla de honor".
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Riding the (air)waves in Kankakee
Riding the (air)waves in Kankakee
"Kankakee Thrilled By New Radio Station," trumpeted the Daily Journal in a large front-page headline on Monday, June 2, 1947. At 12:29 p.m. the preceding afternoon, chief engineer Robert Harrell had closed a large electrical switch, and an "On the Air" sign lit up in the WKAN studios at 183 N. Schuyler Ave. Listeners first heard the strains of the national anthem, followed by the voices of the station's program staff performing a specially written historical show entitled "Wonderful Land."
"Kankakee Thrilled By New Radio Station," trumpeted the Daily Journal in a large front-page headline on Monday, June 2, 1947. At 12:29 p.m. the preceding afternoon, chief engineer Robert Harrell had closed a large electrical switch, and an "On the Air" sign lit up in the WKAN studios at 183 N. Schuyler Ave. Listeners first heard the strains of the national anthem, followed by the voices of the station's program staff performing a specially written historical show entitled "Wonderful Land."
 
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Montar las (aire) olas en Kankakee
Montar las (aire) olas en Kankakee
"Kankakee emocionado por la nueva estación de radio", pregonó el Daily Journal en un gran titular de primera plana el lunes 2 de junio de 1947. A las 12:29 de la tarde anterior, el ingeniero jefe Robert Harrell había cerrado un interruptor eléctrico grande, y un El letrero "On the
"Kankakee emocionado por la nueva estación de radio", pregonó el Daily Journal en un gran titular de primera plana el lunes 2 de junio de 1947. A las 12:29 de la tarde anterior, el ingeniero jefe Robert Harrell había cerrado un interruptor eléctrico grande, y un El letrero "On the
 
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Death-dealing cyclone struck county in 1912
Death-dealing cyclone struck county in 1912
Sunday, April 21, 1912, was a pleasant and sunny spring day in the village of Reddick on the western edge of Kankakee County ... until late afternoon, when low-hanging black clouds appeared on the western horizon. Those dark storm clouds “appeared to rise and lower at intervals until they settled just west of the village,” reported the Kankakee Daily Republican.
Sunday, April 21, 1912, was a pleasant and sunny spring day in the village of Reddick on the western edge of Kankakee County ... until late afternoon, when low-hanging black clouds appeared on the western horizon. Those dark storm clouds “appeared to rise and lower at intervals until they settled just west of the village,” reported the Kankakee Daily Republican.
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El ciclón que azota a la muerte golpeó el condado en 1912
El ciclón que azota a la muerte golpeó el condado en 1912
El domingo 21 de abril de 1912, fue un agradable y soleado día de primavera en el pueblo de Reddick, en el extremo occidental del condado de Kankakee ... hasta la tarde, cuando aparecieron nubes negras bajas en el horizonte occidental. Esas oscuras nubes de tormenta "parecían subir y bajar a
El domingo 21 de abril de 1912, fue un agradable y soleado día de primavera en el pueblo de Reddick, en el extremo occidental del condado de Kankakee ... hasta la tarde, cuando aparecieron nubes negras bajas en el horizonte occidental. Esas oscuras nubes de tormenta "parecían subir y bajar a
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The day Crescent City blew up
The day Crescent City blew up
Suddenly, one of the cars derailed as it passed through the business district. Behind it, a string of tank cars filled with compressed propane gas left the tracks and overturned. Debris from the derailment caught fire, and at about 7:30 a.m., one of the propane tanks exploded in a huge fireball. Throughout the next several hours, five more of the 30,000-gallon tank cars would explode and burn, totally destroying 11 business buildings and 15 homes, damaging at least 50 other buildings, and injuring an estimated 70 people. Amazingly, no one was killed.

The devastation was incredible, forming a landscape of loose bricks, splintered wood, broken glass, blown-down and blackened trees, burned-out automobiles and huge pieces of steel from ruptured tank cars. Gov. Richard Ogilvie toured the wrecked town the day after the explosions. A World War II veteran, he said the scene reminded him of "towns I saw in France in 1944 and 1945 — it looks like a bomb hit the town."
Suddenly, one of the cars derailed as it passed through the business district. Behind it, a string of tank cars filled with compressed propane gas left the tracks and overturned. Debris from the derailment caught fire, and at about 7:30 a.m., one of the propane tanks exploded in a huge fireball. Throughout the next several hours, five more of the 30,000-gallon tank cars would explode and burn, totally destroying 11 business buildings and 15 homes, damaging at least 50 other buildings, and injuring an estimated 70 people. Amazingly, no one was killed.

The devastation was incredible, forming a landscape of loose bricks, splintered wood, broken glass, blown-down and blackened trees, burned-out automobiles and huge pieces of steel from ruptured tank cars. Gov. Richard Ogilvie toured the wrecked town the day after the explosions. A World War II veteran, he said the scene reminded him of "towns I saw in France in 1944 and 1945 — it looks like a bomb hit the town."
 
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El día en que la ciudad de Crescent estalló
El día en que la ciudad de Crescent estalló
De repente, uno de los autos se descarriló al pasar por el distrito comercial. Detrás, una hilera de carros tanque llenos de gas propano comprimido abandonaron las vías y volcaron. Los escombros del descarrilamiento se incendiaron, y alrededor de las 7:30 a.m., uno de los tanques de propano explo
De repente, uno de los autos se descarriló al pasar por el distrito comercial. Detrás, una hilera de carros tanque llenos de gas propano comprimido abandonaron las vías y volcaron. Los escombros del descarrilamiento se incendiaron, y alrededor de las 7:30 a.m., uno de los tanques de propano explo
 
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North Kankakee becomes Bradley
North Kankakee becomes Bradley
A federal judge’s ruling in Chicago on April 4, 1895, changed the future — and eventually, the name — of North Kankakee. The judge directed receiver J. Herman Hardebeck to accept the David Bradley Co. bid of $40,000 for the vacant Demme & Dierkes furniture factory.
A federal judge’s ruling in Chicago on April 4, 1895, changed the future — and eventually, the name — of North Kankakee. The judge directed receiver J. Herman Hardebeck to accept the David Bradley Co. bid of $40,000 for the vacant Demme & Dierkes furniture factory.
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North Kankakee se convierte en Bradley
North Kankakee se convierte en Bradley
El fallo de un juez federal en Chicago el 4 de abril de 1895 cambió el futuro, y eventualmente el nombre, de North Kankakee. El juez dirigió al receptor J. Herman Hardebeck a aceptar la oferta de David Bradley Co. de $ 40,000 por el Demme vacante
El fallo de un juez federal en Chicago el 4 de abril de 1895 cambió el futuro, y eventualmente el nombre, de North Kankakee. El juez dirigió al receptor J. Herman Hardebeck a aceptar la oferta de David Bradley Co. de $ 40,000 por el Demme vacante
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How sweet it was: Myers Bakery
How sweet it was: Myers Bakery
Louie Myers fell in love one morning while making his rounds as a deliveryman for Stamm's South Side Bakery. When he stopped at one of Kankakee's downtown hotels with an order of bread and other baked goods, he noticed young Edna Hook at work cleaning a table. As related in a memoir written by his grandson, Roland "Skip" Myers, Louie "said that this was the woman he was going to marry, and he did (on) Oct. 21, 1906."
Louie Myers fell in love one morning while making his rounds as a deliveryman for Stamm's South Side Bakery. When he stopped at one of Kankakee's downtown hotels with an order of bread and other baked goods, he noticed young Edna Hook at work cleaning a table. As related in a memoir written by his grandson, Roland "Skip" Myers, Louie "said that this was the woman he was going to marry, and he did (on) Oct. 21, 1906."
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Qué dulce fue: Myers Bakery
Qué dulce fue: Myers Bakery
Louie Myers se enamoró una mañana mientras hacía sus rondas como repartidor de South Side Bakery de Stamm. Cuando se detuvo en uno de los hoteles del centro de Kankakee con una orden de pan y otros productos horneados, notó que la joven Edna Hook trabajaba limpiando una mesa. Como se relata en u
Louie Myers se enamoró una mañana mientras hacía sus rondas como repartidor de South Side Bakery de Stamm. Cuando se detuvo en uno de los hoteles del centro de Kankakee con una orden de pan y otros productos horneados, notó que la joven Edna Hook trabajaba limpiando una mesa. Como se relata en u
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Volkmann Building was the city’s tallest
Volkmann Building was the city’s tallest
Erected by the Volkmann family, whose jewelry business had been a Kankakee fixture since 1872, the building stood on the south side of Court Street, midway between Schuyler and Dearborn avenues. The Volkmann jewelry store occupied one-half of the new building's ground floor, and most of the offices on the seven upper floors were leased by physicians, dentists, attorneys and financial firms.
Erected by the Volkmann family, whose jewelry business had been a Kankakee fixture since 1872, the building stood on the south side of Court Street, midway between Schuyler and Dearborn avenues. The Volkmann jewelry store occupied one-half of the new building's ground floor, and most of the offices on the seven upper floors were leased by physicians, dentists, attorneys and financial firms.
 
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El edificio Volkmann era el más alto de la ciudad
El edificio Volkmann era el más alto de la ciudad
Erigido por la familia Volkmann, cuyo negocio de joyería había sido un accesorio de Kankakee desde 1872, el edificio estaba en el lado sur de Court Street, a medio camino entre las avenidas Schuyler y Dearborn. La joyería Volkmann ocupaba la mitad de la planta baja del nuevo edificio, y la mayor
Erigido por la familia Volkmann, cuyo negocio de joyería había sido un accesorio de Kankakee desde 1872, el edificio estaba en el lado sur de Court Street, a medio camino entre las avenidas Schuyler y Dearborn. La joyería Volkmann ocupaba la mitad de la planta baja del nuevo edificio, y la mayor
 
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The 'bicycle craze' comes to Kankakee
The 'bicycle craze' comes to Kankakee
In Kankakee County, the first person to own a bicycle was David "Ped" Durham, who worked in his family's bookstore on Court Street. In the late summer of 1879, the Kankakee Gazette reported "Ped Durham is the happy but severely bruised owner of the first bicycle, which has been brought into Kankakee. It is called an 'improvement' on the old-style velocipede, that is, a man's chance of breaking his neck are greatly improved."
In Kankakee County, the first person to own a bicycle was David "Ped" Durham, who worked in his family's bookstore on Court Street. In the late summer of 1879, the Kankakee Gazette reported "Ped Durham is the happy but severely bruised owner of the first bicycle, which has been brought into Kankakee. It is called an 'improvement' on the old-style velocipede, that is, a man's chance of breaking his neck are greatly improved."
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La "locura de la bicicleta" llega a Kankakee
La "locura de la bicicleta" llega a Kankakee
En el condado de Kankakee, la primera persona en tener una bicicleta era David "Ped" Durham, que trabajaba en la librería de su familia en Court Street. A finales del verano de 1879, la Gaceta de Kankakee informó que "Ped Durham es el feliz pero gravemente herido propietario de la p
En el condado de Kankakee, la primera persona en tener una bicicleta era David "Ped" Durham, que trabajaba en la librería de su familia en Court Street. A finales del verano de 1879, la Gaceta de Kankakee informó que "Ped Durham es el feliz pero gravemente herido propietario de la p
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The History of the Watseka Wonder
The History of the Watseka Wonder
The small town of Watseka, located in the northeastern corner of the state and just a few miles from the Indiana border, was just like any other midwestern farm town in the late 1800's. Little out of the ordinary occurred here --- until July 1877. It was in this month that what became known as the "Watseka Wonder" first came to prominence here.
The small town of Watseka, located in the northeastern corner of the state and just a few miles from the Indiana border, was just like any other midwestern farm town in the late 1800's. Little out of the ordinary occurred here --- until July 1877. It was in this month that what became known as the "Watseka Wonder" first came to prominence here.
 
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La Historia de la maravilla de Watseka
La Historia de la maravilla de Watseka
La ciudad pequeña de Watseka, localizado en la esquina nororiental del estatal y justo unas cuantas millas de la frontera de Indiana, era justo como cualquier otro midwestern ciudad de granja en el tardío 1800 es. Poco fuera del normal ocurrido aquí --- hasta que julio 1877. Sea en este mes que
La ciudad pequeña de Watseka, localizado en la esquina nororiental del estatal y justo unas cuantas millas de la frontera de Indiana, era justo como cualquier otro midwestern ciudad de granja en el tardío 1800 es. Poco fuera del normal ocurrido aquí --- hasta que julio 1877. Sea en este mes que
 
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The Divine Sarah visits Kankakee
The Divine Sarah visits Kankakee
She was an international superstar long before the days of television, the internet, blockbuster movies and music videos. One hundred years ago today, Sarah Bernhardt (universally referred to as "The Divine Sarah") appeared on the stage of Kankakee's Gaiety Theater for matinee and evening performances.
She was an international superstar long before the days of television, the internet, blockbuster movies and music videos. One hundred years ago today, Sarah Bernhardt (universally referred to as "The Divine Sarah") appeared on the stage of Kankakee's Gaiety Theater for matinee and evening performances.
 
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La divina Sarah visita Kankakee
La divina Sarah visita Kankakee
Ella era una superestrella internacional mucho antes de los días de la televisión, Internet, películas de éxito y videos musicales. Hace cien años, Sarah Bernhardt (conocida universalmente como "La Divina Sarah") apareció en el escenario del Teatro Gaiety de Kankakee para la función
Ella era una superestrella internacional mucho antes de los días de la televisión, Internet, películas de éxito y videos musicales. Hace cien años, Sarah Bernhardt (conocida universalmente como "La Divina Sarah") apareció en el escenario del Teatro Gaiety de Kankakee para la función
 
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Alpiner's local icon has been here since the 1880s
Alpiner's local icon has been here since the 1880s
More well-known locally as the Alpiner Cigar Store Indian, the colorful life-size metal statue is a featured exhibit today in the Kankakee County Museum. "Indian Chief No. 53" was the name of the statue that cigar maker Solomon Alpiner ordered from a New York wholesaler's catalog, probably in about 1876. The metal Indian was a replacement for a carved wooden statue that was destroyed, along with Alpiner's cigar store and factory, in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
More well-known locally as the Alpiner Cigar Store Indian, the colorful life-size metal statue is a featured exhibit today in the Kankakee County Museum. "Indian Chief No. 53" was the name of the statue that cigar maker Solomon Alpiner ordered from a New York wholesaler's catalog, probably in about 1876. The metal Indian was a replacement for a carved wooden statue that was destroyed, along with Alpiner's cigar store and factory, in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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El icono local de Alpiner ha estado aquí desde la década de 1880
El icono local de Alpiner ha estado aquí desde la década de 1880
Más conocida localmente como Alpiner Cigar Store Indian, la colorida estatua de metal de tamaño natural es una exhibición presentada hoy en el Museo del Condado de Kankakee. "Indian Chief No. 53" era el nombre de la estatua que el tabaquero Solomon Alpiner compró en un catálogo de may
Más conocida localmente como Alpiner Cigar Store Indian, la colorida estatua de metal de tamaño natural es una exhibición presentada hoy en el Museo del Condado de Kankakee. "Indian Chief No. 53" era el nombre de la estatua que el tabaquero Solomon Alpiner compró en un catálogo de may
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Kankakee's 'Main Street' that disappeared
Kankakee's 'Main Street' that disappeared
While many communities named their major thoroughfare "Main Street," Kankakee's original commercial center carried the more prosaic title of East Avenue. From the mid-1850s to the early 1900s, the east side of the two blocks between Court and Station streets was lined with the town's most important stores, hotels and offices.

In the late 1960s, those two blocks were cleared of structures and became parking lots as part of a downtown redevelopment project. Today, the northern half of the site is occupied by the Miner Festival Square and fountain in front of the Kankakee train depot. A short stretch of East Avenue pavement still exists for one-half block north from Station Street.
While many communities named their major thoroughfare "Main Street," Kankakee's original commercial center carried the more prosaic title of East Avenue. From the mid-1850s to the early 1900s, the east side of the two blocks between Court and Station streets was lined with the town's most important stores, hotels and offices.

In the late 1960s, those two blocks were cleared of structures and became parking lots as part of a downtown redevelopment project. Today, the northern half of the site is occupied by the Miner Festival Square and fountain in front of the Kankakee train depot. A short stretch of East Avenue pavement still exists for one-half block north from Station Street.
 
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La calle de Kankakee "Main Street" que desaparecio
La calle de Kankakee "Main Street" que desaparecio
Si bien muchas comunidades nombraron su principal vía principal "Main Street", el centro comercial original de Kankakee tenía el título más prosaico de East Avenue. Desde mediados de la década de 1850 hasta principios de 1900, el lado este de las dos cuadras entre las calles Court y S
Si bien muchas comunidades nombraron su principal vía principal "Main Street", el centro comercial original de Kankakee tenía el título más prosaico de East Avenue. Desde mediados de la década de 1850 hasta principios de 1900, el lado este de las dos cuadras entre las calles Court y S
 
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Surviving the sinking of the Tuscania
Surviving the sinking of the Tuscania
A letter from Lt. J.C. Kimball, a Joliet physician and a first cousin of T. M. Foley of the Kankakee Ice, Feed & Fuel Co., tells of adventures after sinking of the Tuscania.
A letter from Lt. J.C. Kimball, a Joliet physician and a first cousin of T. M. Foley of the Kankakee Ice, Feed & Fuel Co., tells of adventures after sinking of the Tuscania.
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Sobrevivir al hundimiento de la Tuscania
Sobrevivir al hundimiento de la Tuscania
Una carta del teniente JC Kimball, un médico de Joliet y un primo hermano de TM Foley del Kankakee Ice, Feed
Una carta del teniente JC Kimball, un médico de Joliet y un primo hermano de TM Foley del Kankakee Ice, Feed
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Kankakee's historic Koerner Airport
Kankakee's historic Koerner Airport
But what about 3KK? You won't find that designation printed on baggage tags because the airport it identifies doesn't offer scheduled airline service. What it does offer is a long history of service to aircraft owners and pilots. For more than 90 years, airplanes have been taking off and landing at Koerner Airport (FAA designation 3KK), 3 miles southwest of Kankakee alongside Illinois Route 115.
But what about 3KK? You won't find that designation printed on baggage tags because the airport it identifies doesn't offer scheduled airline service. What it does offer is a long history of service to aircraft owners and pilots. For more than 90 years, airplanes have been taking off and landing at Koerner Airport (FAA designation 3KK), 3 miles southwest of Kankakee alongside Illinois Route 115.
 
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Aeropuerto Koerner histórico de Kankakee
Aeropuerto Koerner histórico de Kankakee
¿Pero qué hay con 3KK? No encontrará esa designación impresa en las etiquetas de equipaje porque el aeropuerto que identifica no ofrece el servicio de línea aérea programado. Lo que sí ofrece es una larga historia de servicio a los propietarios de aeronaves y pilotos. Durante más de 90 años
¿Pero qué hay con 3KK? No encontrará esa designación impresa en las etiquetas de equipaje porque el aeropuerto que identifica no ofrece el servicio de línea aérea programado. Lo que sí ofrece es una larga historia de servicio a los propietarios de aeronaves y pilotos. Durante más de 90 años
 
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School destroyed by 'blazing inferno'
School destroyed by 'blazing inferno'
The alarm was sounded at 11:14 a.m., and the first fire engine reached the school within minutes, but it soon was obvious the building would be lost to the flames. The Journal reported it had become "a blazing inferno" within 20 minutes, and that by 11:40 a.m., the cupola had collapsed. A few minutes later, "the top story on the south side of the building crashed into East Station Street, sending bricks flying approximately 75 feet."

Fortunately, the fire broke out on a Saturday morning, when the building was vacant. On a school day, the classrooms would have been filled with more than 350 students and teachers. Members of the school maintenance staff had been in the building as late as an hour before the fire was reported, but had not noticed any smoke at that time.
The alarm was sounded at 11:14 a.m., and the first fire engine reached the school within minutes, but it soon was obvious the building would be lost to the flames. The Journal reported it had become "a blazing inferno" within 20 minutes, and that by 11:40 a.m., the cupola had collapsed. A few minutes later, "the top story on the south side of the building crashed into East Station Street, sending bricks flying approximately 75 feet."

Fortunately, the fire broke out on a Saturday morning, when the building was vacant. On a school day, the classrooms would have been filled with more than 350 students and teachers. Members of the school maintenance staff had been in the building as late as an hour before the fire was reported, but had not noticed any smoke at that time.
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Escuela destruida por 'incendio infernal'
Escuela destruida por 'incendio infernal'
La alarma sonó a las 11:14 a.m., y el primer camión de bomberos llegó a la escuela en minutos, pero pronto fue obvio que el edificio se perdería a causa de las llamas. El Journal informó que se había convertido en "un infierno ardiente" en 20 minutos, y que a las 11:40 am, la cúpula
La alarma sonó a las 11:14 a.m., y el primer camión de bomberos llegó a la escuela en minutos, pero pronto fue obvio que el edificio se perdería a causa de las llamas. El Journal informó que se había convertido en "un infierno ardiente" en 20 minutos, y que a las 11:40 am, la cúpula
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Goodbye to Sears
Goodbye to Sears
In early January of this year, Sears Holdings (parent company of Sears and Kmart) announced the Northfield Square store was among 100 locations nationwide that would be shut down. The Sears auto center, attached to the store, would close by the end of this month, and the store itself would turn out its lights and lock its doors some time in early April.
In early January of this year, Sears Holdings (parent company of Sears and Kmart) announced the Northfield Square store was among 100 locations nationwide that would be shut down. The Sears auto center, attached to the store, would close by the end of this month, and the store itself would turn out its lights and lock its doors some time in early April.
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Adiós a Sears
Adiós a Sears
A principios de enero de este año, Sears Holdings (compañía matriz de Sears y Kmart) anunció que la tienda de Northfield Square estaba entre las 100 ubicaciones en todo el país que cerrarían. El autocentro Sears, conectado a la tienda, cerraría a fines de este mes, y la tienda apagaría sus l
A principios de enero de este año, Sears Holdings (compañía matriz de Sears y Kmart) anunció que la tienda de Northfield Square estaba entre las 100 ubicaciones en todo el país que cerrarían. El autocentro Sears, conectado a la tienda, cerraría a fines de este mes, y la tienda apagaría sus l
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Throwback Thursday: Train car thief apprehended
Throwback Thursday: Train car thief apprehended
This article was printed March 29, 1918, under the headline “Car Robber Is Held In County Jail.” A quick comment on the value of the items stolen: The three sacks of flour were worth about $500 total in today’s dollars, and the sugar alone was worth another $150. With strict government limits on the amount of flour and sugar available for purchase in wartime, this crime would have been even more impactful.
This article was printed March 29, 1918, under the headline “Car Robber Is Held In County Jail.” A quick comment on the value of the items stolen: The three sacks of flour were worth about $500 total in today’s dollars, and the sugar alone was worth another $150. With strict government limits on the amount of flour and sugar available for purchase in wartime, this crime would have been even more impactful.
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Regreso el jueves: detenido ladrón de trenes
Regreso el jueves: detenido ladrón de trenes
Este artículo fue impreso el 29 de marzo de 1918, bajo el titular "Car Robber Is Held In County Jail". Un comentario rápido sobre el valor de los artículos robados: Los tres sacos de harina valen alrededor de $ 500 en total en dólares de hoy, y el azúcar solo valía otros $ 150. Con l
Este artículo fue impreso el 29 de marzo de 1918, bajo el titular "Car Robber Is Held In County Jail". Un comentario rápido sobre el valor de los artículos robados: Los tres sacos de harina valen alrededor de $ 500 en total en dólares de hoy, y el azúcar solo valía otros $ 150. Con l
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Train wreck at the Kankakee bridge
Train wreck at the Kankakee bridge
"Fast Mail Wrecked" read the small one-column heading on page 1 of the Kankakee Gazette on Nov. 27, 1890. Considering that the head-on collision between two trains killed one man and seriously injured another, the story might seem to be seriously underplayed.

The less-than-sensational treatment was due, primarily, to the fact it was "old news." The Kankakee Gazette was issued weekly on Thursdays, and the train wreck had occurred the preceding Saturday, Nov. 22. Even though the report was late, it was thorough and detailed:
"Fast Mail Wrecked" read the small one-column heading on page 1 of the Kankakee Gazette on Nov. 27, 1890. Considering that the head-on collision between two trains killed one man and seriously injured another, the story might seem to be seriously underplayed.

The less-than-sensational treatment was due, primarily, to the fact it was "old news." The Kankakee Gazette was issued weekly on Thursdays, and the train wreck had occurred the preceding Saturday, Nov. 22. Even though the report was late, it was thorough and detailed:
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Choque de tren en el puente de Kankakee
Choque de tren en el puente de Kankakee
"Fast Mail Wrecked" leyó el encabezado de una columna pequeña en la página 1 de la Gaceta de Kankakee el 27 de noviembre de 1890. Considerando que la colisión frontal entre dos trenes mató a un hombre e hirió gravemente a otro, la historia podría parecer seriamente minimizado. El tr
"Fast Mail Wrecked" leyó el encabezado de una columna pequeña en la página 1 de la Gaceta de Kankakee el 27 de noviembre de 1890. Considerando que la colisión frontal entre dos trenes mató a un hombre e hirió gravemente a otro, la historia podría parecer seriamente minimizado. El tr
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Kankakee's last stonecutters
Kankakee's last stonecutters
Dante Andreina and Tony Monacelli were the last of their kind in Kankakee County: men who used muscle, hand tools and years of experience to shape raw limestone into finished blocks for building. In the late 1940s and the 1950s, their Bourbonnais Stone Quarry was the area's only source of hand-cut building stone.

The use of cut stone from local quarries can be traced to the very beginning of Kankakee County. In 1853, stone blocks for the piers and abutments of the Illinois Central's bridge across the Kankakee River were cut and shaped at a quarry near Wiley Creek, a few miles downstream. The first Kankakee County Courthouse was built with locally quarried stone; so were a number of local church buildings that still are in use today.
Dante Andreina and Tony Monacelli were the last of their kind in Kankakee County: men who used muscle, hand tools and years of experience to shape raw limestone into finished blocks for building. In the late 1940s and the 1950s, their Bourbonnais Stone Quarry was the area's only source of hand-cut building stone.

The use of cut stone from local quarries can be traced to the very beginning of Kankakee County. In 1853, stone blocks for the piers and abutments of the Illinois Central's bridge across the Kankakee River were cut and shaped at a quarry near Wiley Creek, a few miles downstream. The first Kankakee County Courthouse was built with locally quarried stone; so were a number of local church buildings that still are in use today.
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Los últimos canteros de Kankakee
Los últimos canteros de Kankakee
Dante Andreina y Tony Monacelli fueron los últimos de su tipo en el condado de Kankakee: hombres que utilizaron herramientas musculares, de mano y años de experiencia para dar forma a la piedra caliza sin procesar en bloques terminados para construir. A finales de la década de 1940 y en la de 195
Dante Andreina y Tony Monacelli fueron los últimos de su tipo en el condado de Kankakee: hombres que utilizaron herramientas musculares, de mano y años de experiencia para dar forma a la piedra caliza sin procesar en bloques terminados para construir. A finales de la década de 1940 y en la de 195
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North Kankakee: From boom to bust
North Kankakee: From boom to bust
As the year 1893 opened in the new town of North Kankakee, life was good. Houses were sprouting up everywhere on streets that were once cornfields, stores were scattered up and down West Broadway Street, and workers by the hundreds were carrying their lunchboxes into the village's humming furniture factories.
As the year 1893 opened in the new town of North Kankakee, life was good. Houses were sprouting up everywhere on streets that were once cornfields, stores were scattered up and down West Broadway Street, and workers by the hundreds were carrying their lunchboxes into the village's humming furniture factories.
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North Kankakee: del boom al busto
North Kankakee: del boom al busto
Cuando se inauguró el año 1893 en la nueva ciudad de North Kankakee, la vida era buena. Las casas brotaban en todas partes en las calles que alguna vez fueron maizales, las tiendas se dispersaban por la calle West Broadway, y cientos de trabajadores llevaban sus fiambreras a las fábricas de muebl
Cuando se inauguró el año 1893 en la nueva ciudad de North Kankakee, la vida era buena. Las casas brotaban en todas partes en las calles que alguna vez fueron maizales, las tiendas se dispersaban por la calle West Broadway, y cientos de trabajadores llevaban sus fiambreras a las fábricas de muebl
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New book details World War II ordeal of Bonfield man
New book details World War II ordeal of Bonfield man
At just 16 years old, Wally Pieszka watched in 1939 as Germany began invading his native Poland at the beginning of World War II.

His village of Iliownica, in southern Poland, where he grew up, was turned upside down as Jewish families were being taken away and Poles no longer could speak the Polish language.
At just 16 years old, Wally Pieszka watched in 1939 as Germany began invading his native Poland at the beginning of World War II.

His village of Iliownica, in southern Poland, where he grew up, was turned upside down as Jewish families were being taken away and Poles no longer could speak the Polish language.
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Nuevos detalles del libro World War II Ordalía del hombre Bonfield
Nuevos detalles del libro World War II Ordalía del hombre Bonfield
Con apenas 16 años, Wally Pieszka vio en 1939 como Alemania comenzó a invadir su Polonia natal al comienzo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Su pueblo de Iliownica, en el sur de Polonia, donde creció, se puso patas para arriba mientras se llevaban a las familias judías y los polacos ya no podían ha
Con apenas 16 años, Wally Pieszka vio en 1939 como Alemania comenzó a invadir su Polonia natal al comienzo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Su pueblo de Iliownica, en el sur de Polonia, donde creció, se puso patas para arriba mientras se llevaban a las familias judías y los polacos ya no podían ha
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Phenomenon in northern skies seen by the citizens
Phenomenon in northern skies seen by the citizens
On March 7, 1918, the citizens of Kankakee stepped out of their homes to watch the Aurora Borealis, a rare occurrence for the Chicago area, which only sees such a display every two or three years depending on the level of light pollution. This article was published unabridged the following day under the headline "Phenomenon in Northern Skies Seen by the Citizens." Its explanation of the phenomenon isn't quite right. The Aurora occurs when charged solar particles enter the Earth's atmosphere and collide with molecules, causing them to light up.
On March 7, 1918, the citizens of Kankakee stepped out of their homes to watch the Aurora Borealis, a rare occurrence for the Chicago area, which only sees such a display every two or three years depending on the level of light pollution. This article was published unabridged the following day under the headline "Phenomenon in Northern Skies Seen by the Citizens." Its explanation of the phenomenon isn't quite right. The Aurora occurs when charged solar particles enter the Earth's atmosphere and collide with molecules, causing them to light up.
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Fenómeno en el cielo del norte visto por los ciudadanos
Fenómeno en el cielo del norte visto por los ciudadanos
El 7 de marzo de 1918, los ciudadanos de Kankakee salieron de sus casas para mirar la Aurora Boreal, una ocurrencia rara para el área de Chicago, que solo ve tal despliegue cada dos o tres años, dependiendo del nivel de contaminación lumínica. Este artículo fue publicado íntegramente al día s
El 7 de marzo de 1918, los ciudadanos de Kankakee salieron de sus casas para mirar la Aurora Boreal, una ocurrencia rara para el área de Chicago, que solo ve tal despliegue cada dos o tres años, dependiendo del nivel de contaminación lumínica. Este artículo fue publicado íntegramente al día s
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Street Smarts: How 'Easy Way Bumps Road' got its name
Street Smarts: How 'Easy Way Bumps Road' got its name
An E-Z Way Bumps clarification:
Several readers have contacted me with more information on the reason for EZ Way Bumps name: while the railroad tracks contributed to the "bumpiness," the major cause was a series of rises and dips in the pavement. Vehicles could "go airborne" at higher speeds (usually on purpose, when driven by teenagers). The roadway "bumps" were flattened out when the road was repaved a number of years ago.
An E-Z Way Bumps clarification:
Several readers have contacted me with more information on the reason for EZ Way Bumps name: while the railroad tracks contributed to the "bumpiness," the major cause was a series of rises and dips in the pavement. Vehicles could "go airborne" at higher speeds (usually on purpose, when driven by teenagers). The roadway "bumps" were flattened out when the road was repaved a number of years ago.
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Inteligencia de calle: Como
Inteligencia de calle: Como
Una aclaración de EZ Way Bumps: Varios lectores me han contactado para obtener más información sobre el motivo del nombre de EZ Way Bumps: mientras que las vías del tren contribuyeron a los "baches", la causa principal fue una serie de subidas y bajadas en el pavimento. Los vehículos
Una aclaración de EZ Way Bumps: Varios lectores me han contactado para obtener más información sobre el motivo del nombre de EZ Way Bumps: mientras que las vías del tren contribuyeron a los "baches", la causa principal fue una serie de subidas y bajadas en el pavimento. Los vehículos
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'An unusually thrilling experience'
'An unusually thrilling experience'
Last week's column on aeronaut Nels Anderson generated an email containing a newspaper clipping about an Ashkum man's "unusually thrilling experience." That man was Theodore Anderson, brother of the aeronaut; the "experience" was a February 1930 carjacking and wild, high-speed automobile ride across the Illinois prairies.
Last week's column on aeronaut Nels Anderson generated an email containing a newspaper clipping about an Ashkum man's "unusually thrilling experience." That man was Theodore Anderson, brother of the aeronaut; the "experience" was a February 1930 carjacking and wild, high-speed automobile ride across the Illinois prairies.
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"Una experiencia inusualmente emocionante"
"Una experiencia inusualmente emocionante"
La columna de la semana pasada sobre el aeronauta Nels Anderson generó un correo electrónico que contenía un recorte de periódico sobre la "experiencia inusualmente emocionante" de un hombre de Ashkum. Ese hombre era Theodore Anderson, hermano del aeronauta; la "experiencia"
La columna de la semana pasada sobre el aeronauta Nels Anderson generó un correo electrónico que contenía un recorte de periódico sobre la "experiencia inusualmente emocionante" de un hombre de Ashkum. Ese hombre era Theodore Anderson, hermano del aeronauta; la "experiencia"
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Demolishing the Court Street Bridge
Demolishing the Court Street Bridge
This "Court Street Bridge," as everyone called it at the time, carried vehicle and pedestrian traffic on the city's busiest street across the double-tracked main line of the Illinois Central Railroad. The arched bridge, sturdily constructed of local limestone, had opened in 1855, only two years after the IC tracks reached the townsite.

After 56 years of use, the bridge — stained with the smoke billowing from the stacks of hundreds of locomotives passing beneath it — was definitely showing its age. The city wanted the crumbling stone structure replaced for safety reasons. The railroad also wanted it torn down and rebuilt with a wider arch that would allow the number of tracks to be increased from two to four.
This "Court Street Bridge," as everyone called it at the time, carried vehicle and pedestrian traffic on the city's busiest street across the double-tracked main line of the Illinois Central Railroad. The arched bridge, sturdily constructed of local limestone, had opened in 1855, only two years after the IC tracks reached the townsite.

After 56 years of use, the bridge — stained with the smoke billowing from the stacks of hundreds of locomotives passing beneath it — was definitely showing its age. The city wanted the crumbling stone structure replaced for safety reasons. The railroad also wanted it torn down and rebuilt with a wider arch that would allow the number of tracks to be increased from two to four.
 
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Demoliendo el puente de la calle Court
Demoliendo el puente de la calle Court
Este "Court Street Bridge", como todos lo llamaban en ese momento, transportaba vehículos y peatones en la calle más transitada de la ciudad a través de la línea principal de doble vía del ferrocarril central de Illinois. El puente arqueado, sólidamente construido con piedra caliza l
Este "Court Street Bridge", como todos lo llamaban en ese momento, transportaba vehículos y peatones en la calle más transitada de la ciudad a través de la línea principal de doble vía del ferrocarril central de Illinois. El puente arqueado, sólidamente construido con piedra caliza l
 
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St. Rose was Kankakee’s 'Mother Church'
St. Rose was Kankakee’s 'Mother Church'
If you were a Catholic in Kankakee in the mid-1800s, there was no question about where you would attend Sunday Mass. You would be worshipping at St. Rose of Lima. Often referred to as the "Mother Church" of Kankakee, it was the only Catholic church in the city for many years.
If you were a Catholic in Kankakee in the mid-1800s, there was no question about where you would attend Sunday Mass. You would be worshipping at St. Rose of Lima. Often referred to as the "Mother Church" of Kankakee, it was the only Catholic church in the city for many years.
 
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Santa Rosa era la 'Iglesia Madre' de Kankakee
Santa Rosa era la 'Iglesia Madre' de Kankakee
Si eras católico en Kankakee a mediados del siglo XIX, no había dudas acerca de dónde asistirías a la misa dominical. Estarías adorando en St. Rose of Lima. Conocida a menudo como la "Iglesia Madre" de Kankakee, fue la única iglesia católica en la ciudad durante muchos años.
Si eras católico en Kankakee a mediados del siglo XIX, no había dudas acerca de dónde asistirías a la misa dominical. Estarías adorando en St. Rose of Lima. Conocida a menudo como la "Iglesia Madre" de Kankakee, fue la única iglesia católica en la ciudad durante muchos años.
 
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Mrs. Taylor rode the 'big wheel'
Mrs. Taylor rode the 'big wheel'
In the summer of 1893, the Chicago World's Fair (the World's Columbian Exposition) attracted, literally, millions of visitors to the city. They marveled at the huge classical exhibit buildings of the temporary "White City" built in what is today Jackson Park, and gaped at the 25-story-tall Ferris wheel rotating slowly just west of the main fairgrounds.
In the summer of 1893, the Chicago World's Fair (the World's Columbian Exposition) attracted, literally, millions of visitors to the city. They marveled at the huge classical exhibit buildings of the temporary "White City" built in what is today Jackson Park, and gaped at the 25-story-tall Ferris wheel rotating slowly just west of the main fairgrounds.
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La Sra. Taylor montó la '' gran rueda ''
La Sra. Taylor montó la '' gran rueda ''
En el verano de 1893, la Chicago World's Fair (la Exposición Mundial de Colombia) atrajo, literalmente, a millones de visitantes a la ciudad. Se maravillaron ante los enormes edificios de exhibición clásicos de la temporal "Ciudad Blanca" construida en lo que hoy es Jackson Park, y
En el verano de 1893, la Chicago World's Fair (la Exposición Mundial de Colombia) atrajo, literalmente, a millones de visitantes a la ciudad. Se maravillaron ante los enormes edificios de exhibición clásicos de la temporal "Ciudad Blanca" construida en lo que hoy es Jackson Park, y
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The Great Flood of 1957
The Great Flood of 1957
The flood centered on Soldier Creek, a normally placid and shallow waterway that runs diagonally across the city from northeast to southwest. The creek crosses Illinois Route 50 north of the Armstrong floor tile plant, then proceeds west until turning south just before it reaches Schuyler Avenue. It parallels Schuyler, passing beneath two railroad embankments, to a point just south of Mulberry Street. The waterway then angles southwest, flowing through a viaduct under the Illinois Central Railroad tracks near Locust Street. From that point until it reaches Washington Park (at the northeast corner of Entrance Avenue and Chestnut Street), the creek runs underground through a man-made tunnel. West of Entrance, it emerges for a final three-block stretch, emptying into the Kankakee River just north of the Court Street bridge.
The flood centered on Soldier Creek, a normally placid and shallow waterway that runs diagonally across the city from northeast to southwest. The creek crosses Illinois Route 50 north of the Armstrong floor tile plant, then proceeds west until turning south just before it reaches Schuyler Avenue. It parallels Schuyler, passing beneath two railroad embankments, to a point just south of Mulberry Street. The waterway then angles southwest, flowing through a viaduct under the Illinois Central Railroad tracks near Locust Street. From that point until it reaches Washington Park (at the northeast corner of Entrance Avenue and Chestnut Street), the creek runs underground through a man-made tunnel. West of Entrance, it emerges for a final three-block stretch, emptying into the Kankakee River just north of the Court Street bridge.
 
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El gran diluvio de 1957
El gran diluvio de 1957
La inundación se centró en Soldier Creek, una vía acuática normalmente plácida y poco profunda que corre diagonalmente a través de la ciudad de noreste a suroeste. El arroyo cruza la ruta 50 de Illinois al norte de la planta de losetas Armstrong, luego continúa hacia el oeste hasta que gira h
La inundación se centró en Soldier Creek, una vía acuática normalmente plácida y poco profunda que corre diagonalmente a través de la ciudad de noreste a suroeste. El arroyo cruza la ruta 50 de Illinois al norte de la planta de losetas Armstrong, luego continúa hacia el oeste hasta que gira h
 
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Deserter to be returned to North Dakota
Deserter to be returned to North Dakota
Editor's note: The year was 1918. America was embroiled in World War I, women were pushing for the right to vote, and a flu pandemic would soon devastate the country. Our Throwback Thursday takes a look back at our most popular stories from this month in history, from the quirky to the heartbreaking. Last week's story featured a man held in protective custody after making unpatriotic statements, and this week, we're looking at a related issue: desertion. No American was executed for desertion in World War I, but throughout the course of the war, about 600 French and 306 British soldiers would be. This article, published Feb. 20, 1918, under the headline "Deserter to be Returned to North Dakota," shows how Kankakee dealt with a wanted man.
Editor's note: The year was 1918. America was embroiled in World War I, women were pushing for the right to vote, and a flu pandemic would soon devastate the country. Our Throwback Thursday takes a look back at our most popular stories from this month in history, from the quirky to the heartbreaking. Last week's story featured a man held in protective custody after making unpatriotic statements, and this week, we're looking at a related issue: desertion. No American was executed for desertion in World War I, but throughout the course of the war, about 600 French and 306 British soldiers would be. This article, published Feb. 20, 1918, under the headline "Deserter to be Returned to North Dakota," shows how Kankakee dealt with a wanted man.
 
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Desertor será devuelto a Dakota del Norte
Desertor será devuelto a Dakota del Norte
Nota del editor: El año era 1918. Estados Unidos estuvo envuelto en la Primera Guerra Mundial, las mujeres estaban presionando por el derecho al voto, y una pandemia de gripe pronto devastaría el país. Nuestro Throwback Thursday eche un vistazo a nuestras historias más populares de este mes de l
Nota del editor: El año era 1918. Estados Unidos estuvo envuelto en la Primera Guerra Mundial, las mujeres estaban presionando por el derecho al voto, y una pandemia de gripe pronto devastaría el país. Nuestro Throwback Thursday eche un vistazo a nuestras historias más populares de este mes de l
 
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Emergency Hospital was Kankakee’s first
Emergency Hospital was Kankakee’s first
On Tuesday, March 30, 1897, Mike Andrews achieved a place in Kankakee history (although he probably would have preferred to avoid that honor). Andrews was injured in an accident and rushed to Emergency Hospital for treatment. When admitted to the hospital and treated by Dr. G.H. Lee, Andrews became the first-ever hospital patient in Kankakee County's history.

Emergency Hospital, which had opened only two days earlier, was the community's first hospital. In those days, injuries and illnesses were dealt with at a physician's office or in the patient's home (doctors routinely made "house calls" to treat their patients).
On Tuesday, March 30, 1897, Mike Andrews achieved a place in Kankakee history (although he probably would have preferred to avoid that honor). Andrews was injured in an accident and rushed to Emergency Hospital for treatment. When admitted to the hospital and treated by Dr. G.H. Lee, Andrews became the first-ever hospital patient in Kankakee County's history.

Emergency Hospital, which had opened only two days earlier, was the community's first hospital. In those days, injuries and illnesses were dealt with at a physician's office or in the patient's home (doctors routinely made "house calls" to treat their patients).
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Hospital de Emergencias fue el primero en Kankakee
Hospital de Emergencias fue el primero en Kankakee
El martes 30 de marzo de 1897, Mike Andrews logró un lugar en la historia de Kankakee (aunque probablemente habría preferido evitar ese honor). Andrews resultó herido en un accidente y corrió al Hospital de Emergencia para recibir tratamiento. Cuando fue admitido en el hospital y tratado por el
El martes 30 de marzo de 1897, Mike Andrews logró un lugar en la historia de Kankakee (aunque probablemente habría preferido evitar ese honor). Andrews resultó herido en un accidente y corrió al Hospital de Emergencia para recibir tratamiento. Cuando fue admitido en el hospital y tratado por el
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She was Kankakees History Lady
She was Kankakees History Lady
To a generation of Kankakee schoolchildren growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, Fannie Still was "the History Lady." She was the person who told them stories about people with names such as Noel LeVasseur or Sha-wa-na-see or Capt. Billy Gougar, and showed them the interesting and, sometimes, strange "treasures" stored away on the shelves of the Kankakee County Historical Society's Museum.

Still served as the curator from the day the museum opened its doors in October 1948, until her death in 1970. For her, being the curator wasn't just a job; it was a mission to gather and preserve as much of Kankakee County's history as she could, and to tell the story of the county to anyone who would listen. She almost never turned down an item offered for the museum's collection, or declined to conduct a tour or speak to a group.
To a generation of Kankakee schoolchildren growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, Fannie Still was "the History Lady." She was the person who told them stories about people with names such as Noel LeVasseur or Sha-wa-na-see or Capt. Billy Gougar, and showed them the interesting and, sometimes, strange "treasures" stored away on the shelves of the Kankakee County Historical Society's Museum.

Still served as the curator from the day the museum opened its doors in October 1948, until her death in 1970. For her, being the curator wasn't just a job; it was a mission to gather and preserve as much of Kankakee County's history as she could, and to tell the story of the county to anyone who would listen. She almost never turned down an item offered for the museum's collection, or declined to conduct a tour or speak to a group.
 
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Ella era Kankakees History Lady
Ella era Kankakees History Lady
Para una generación de escolares de Kankakee que crecieron en los años 1950 y 1960, Fannie Still era "la Dama de la Historia". Ella fue la persona que les contó historias sobre personas con nombres como Noel LeVasseur o Sha-wa-na-see o el capitán Billy Gougar, y les mostró los interes
Para una generación de escolares de Kankakee que crecieron en los años 1950 y 1960, Fannie Still era "la Dama de la Historia". Ella fue la persona que les contó historias sobre personas con nombres como Noel LeVasseur o Sha-wa-na-see o el capitán Billy Gougar, y les mostró los interes
 
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James H. Dennison, Prisoner of War at Andersonville
James H. Dennison, Prisoner of War at Andersonville
Dennison was captured by Confederate troops near Brice's Crossroads, Miss., in the early morning hours of June 11, 1864. The day before, the 113th Illinois had been routed by a force of cavalrymen under the command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Dennison described his capture:

"Tishomingo Creek is ware the battel was the 10th of June 1864. It was a bad loss for us. I went 23 miles before I was taken. I was tired out ... after I was taken one of the rebels snat [shot] his gun at me but it did not go of [off]."
Dennison was captured by Confederate troops near Brice's Crossroads, Miss., in the early morning hours of June 11, 1864. The day before, the 113th Illinois had been routed by a force of cavalrymen under the command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Dennison described his capture:

"Tishomingo Creek is ware the battel was the 10th of June 1864. It was a bad loss for us. I went 23 miles before I was taken. I was tired out ... after I was taken one of the rebels snat [shot] his gun at me but it did not go of [off]."
 
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James H. Dennison, prisionero de guerra en Andersonville
James H. Dennison, prisionero de guerra en Andersonville
Dennison fue capturado por las tropas confederadas cerca de Brice's Crossroads, Miss., En la madrugada del 11 de junio de 1864. El día anterior, el 113th Illinois había sido derrotado por una fuerza de soldados de caballería bajo el mando del general Nathan Bedford Forrest. Dennison describi
Dennison fue capturado por las tropas confederadas cerca de Brice's Crossroads, Miss., En la madrugada del 11 de junio de 1864. El día anterior, el 113th Illinois había sido derrotado por una fuerza de soldados de caballería bajo el mando del general Nathan Bedford Forrest. Dennison describi
 
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Train robbery and shoot-out at Kankakee
Train robbery and shoot-out at Kankakee
The robbery took place shortly after Illinois Central Train No. 2, northbound from New Orleans, left the Gilman depot. The gunmen, who had boarded the train at Gilman, stepped into the rear Pullman coach and announced the holdup.

"No monkey business," one of the masked robbers shouted, as he pointed two revolvers at the passengers. The second robber seized railroad flagman L.R. Rowe and directed him to begin collecting cash and other valuables from the passengers. He followed Rowe through the coach, receiving the loot as it was gathered.
The robbery took place shortly after Illinois Central Train No. 2, northbound from New Orleans, left the Gilman depot. The gunmen, who had boarded the train at Gilman, stepped into the rear Pullman coach and announced the holdup.

"No monkey business," one of the masked robbers shouted, as he pointed two revolvers at the passengers. The second robber seized railroad flagman L.R. Rowe and directed him to begin collecting cash and other valuables from the passengers. He followed Rowe through the coach, receiving the loot as it was gathered.
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Robo en tren y tiroteo en Kankakee
Robo en tren y tiroteo en Kankakee
El robo tuvo lugar poco después de que el Illinois Central Train No. 2, en dirección norte desde New Orleans, saliera del depósito Gilman. Los pistoleros, que habían subido al tren en Gilman, se subieron al autocar Pullman trasero y anunciaron el atraco. "No hay negocios de monos", gri
El robo tuvo lugar poco después de que el Illinois Central Train No. 2, en dirección norte desde New Orleans, saliera del depósito Gilman. Los pistoleros, que habían subido al tren en Gilman, se subieron al autocar Pullman trasero y anunciaron el atraco. "No hay negocios de monos", gri
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The College of St. Viator
The College of St. Viator
On Sept. 10, 1865, three black-garbed newcomers appeared in the small town of Bourbonnais, arriving by carriage from the train depot in Kankakee. While the men were strangers, the language they spoke was the familiar dialect of French Canada.
On Sept. 10, 1865, three black-garbed newcomers appeared in the small town of Bourbonnais, arriving by carriage from the train depot in Kankakee. While the men were strangers, the language they spoke was the familiar dialect of French Canada.
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The College of St. Viator
The College of St. Viator
On Sept. 10, 1865, three black-garbed newcomers appeared in the small town of Bourbonnais, arriving by carriage from the train depot in Kankakee. While the men were strangers, the language they spoke was the familiar dialect of French Canada.
On Sept. 10, 1865, three black-garbed newcomers appeared in the small town of Bourbonnais, arriving by carriage from the train depot in Kankakee. While the men were strangers, the language they spoke was the familiar dialect of French Canada.
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Jack Klasey: A palace for Momence
Jack Klasey: A palace for Momence
Intended to showcase the area’s major agricultural product, the Inter-State Hay Palace was constructed (of course) from hundreds of bales of hay. It was the brainchild of Momence newspaper editor Charles S. McNichols, who had visited a “Blue Grass Palace” in Creston, Iowa, the previous year. Similar agriculture-themed palaces had been built in western towns, but the Momence edifice would be the first east of the Mississippi River.
Intended to showcase the area’s major agricultural product, the Inter-State Hay Palace was constructed (of course) from hundreds of bales of hay. It was the brainchild of Momence newspaper editor Charles S. McNichols, who had visited a “Blue Grass Palace” in Creston, Iowa, the previous year. Similar agriculture-themed palaces had been built in western towns, but the Momence edifice would be the first east of the Mississippi River.
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Jack Klasey: un palacio para Momence
Jack Klasey: un palacio para Momence
Con la intención de mostrar el principal producto agrícola de la zona, el Palacio de invierno interestatal se construyó (por supuesto) a partir de cientos de fardos de heno. Fue una creación del editor del periódico Momence Charles S. McNichols, que había visitado un "Blue Grass Palace" en Cre
Con la intención de mostrar el principal producto agrícola de la zona, el Palacio de invierno interestatal se construyó (por supuesto) a partir de cientos de fardos de heno. Fue una creación del editor del periódico Momence Charles S. McNichols, que había visitado un "Blue Grass Palace" en Cre
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Library history an open book
Library history an open book
In the fall of 1895, Kankakee dentist and civic leader Dr. Andrew S. Cutler launched a movement to establish a public library. He told members of the city's University Club, "We want a library where the poor man can go at all times and procure the information he is in search of. It will be the greatest thing ever done in Kankakee in behalf of the people at large."

A petition to establish a tax-supported city library gathered 200 signatures, and resulted in action by the Kankakee City Council in November 1895. Four months later, the first Kankakee Public Library opened in rented quarters on the first floor of the Arcade Building at Schuyler Avenue and Merchant Street. It began operation with a collection of 600 donated books, including 50 from Dr. Cutler's personal library. Within two months, the number of books had grown to 1,400, and about 600 citizens had signed up for free library cards.
In the fall of 1895, Kankakee dentist and civic leader Dr. Andrew S. Cutler launched a movement to establish a public library. He told members of the city's University Club, "We want a library where the poor man can go at all times and procure the information he is in search of. It will be the greatest thing ever done in Kankakee in behalf of the people at large."

A petition to establish a tax-supported city library gathered 200 signatures, and resulted in action by the Kankakee City Council in November 1895. Four months later, the first Kankakee Public Library opened in rented quarters on the first floor of the Arcade Building at Schuyler Avenue and Merchant Street. It began operation with a collection of 600 donated books, including 50 from Dr. Cutler's personal library. Within two months, the number of books had grown to 1,400, and about 600 citizens had signed up for free library cards.
 
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Historia de la biblioteca un libro abierto
Historia de la biblioteca un libro abierto
En el otoño de 1895, el dentista y líder cívico de Kankakee, el Dr. Andrew S. Cutler, lanzó un movimiento para establecer una biblioteca pública. Dijo a los miembros del University Club de la ciudad: "Queremos una biblioteca donde el pobre pueda ir en todo momento y obtener la información
En el otoño de 1895, el dentista y líder cívico de Kankakee, el Dr. Andrew S. Cutler, lanzó un movimiento para establecer una biblioteca pública. Dijo a los miembros del University Club de la ciudad: "Queremos una biblioteca donde el pobre pueda ir en todo momento y obtener la información
 
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The history of the Kankakee County Fair
The history of the Kankakee County Fair
The first fair in the then-new county of Kankakee was held in the late summer of 1856. The event was located in a grove of trees south of River Street and east of Harrison Avenue, known as "Cobb's Woods." A temporary board fence was erected to enclose the grounds, and an admission fee of 25 cents was collected from each visitor.

Only one cash premium was paid to an exhibitor at this fair: $5 was awarded for the best sample of wheat (although no record of the winner's name has survived). Paper certificates, or "diplomas" were awarded in most other categories. One winner was Mrs. Helen Paddock, for the best roll of butter; another was Mrs. Anna Warner, for her sewing entry, a suit of clothes for a boy. A highlight of the fair was an exhibition by Bourbonnais horseman Seymour Delonais, driving his trotting horse, Blackbird.
The first fair in the then-new county of Kankakee was held in the late summer of 1856. The event was located in a grove of trees south of River Street and east of Harrison Avenue, known as "Cobb's Woods." A temporary board fence was erected to enclose the grounds, and an admission fee of 25 cents was collected from each visitor.

Only one cash premium was paid to an exhibitor at this fair: $5 was awarded for the best sample of wheat (although no record of the winner's name has survived). Paper certificates, or "diplomas" were awarded in most other categories. One winner was Mrs. Helen Paddock, for the best roll of butter; another was Mrs. Anna Warner, for her sewing entry, a suit of clothes for a boy. A highlight of the fair was an exhibition by Bourbonnais horseman Seymour Delonais, driving his trotting horse, Blackbird.
 
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La historia de la Feria del Condado de Kankakee
La historia de la Feria del Condado de Kankakee
La primera feria en el entonces nuevo condado de Kankakee se celebró a fines del verano de 1856. El evento se ubicó en una arboleda al sur de River Street y al este de Harrison Avenue, conocida como "Cobb's Woods". Se construyó una cerca temporal para encerrar los terrenos, y se cobró una tarifa
La primera feria en el entonces nuevo condado de Kankakee se celebró a fines del verano de 1856. El evento se ubicó en una arboleda al sur de River Street y al este de Harrison Avenue, conocida como "Cobb's Woods". Se construyó una cerca temporal para encerrar los terrenos, y se cobró una tarifa
 
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A creek called 'Soldier'
A creek called 'Soldier'
Why is the small stream that empties into the Kankakee River just north of the Court Street bridge known as Soldier Creek?A clue to the origin of the name is a granite boulder located at Bridge Street and Ninth Avenue, a short distance from the mouth of the creek. The stone bears this message etched in capital letters: "SITE OF ANCIENT INDIAN VILLAGE."
Why is the small stream that empties into the Kankakee River just north of the Court Street bridge known as Soldier Creek?A clue to the origin of the name is a granite boulder located at Bridge Street and Ninth Avenue, a short distance from the mouth of the creek. The stone bears this message etched in capital letters: "SITE OF ANCIENT INDIAN VILLAGE."
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Un arroyo llamado 'Soldier'
Un arroyo llamado 'Soldier'
¿Por qué la pequeña corriente que desemboca en el río Kankakee justo al norte del puente de la calle Court es conocido como Soldier Creek? Una pista al origen del nombre es un canto rodado de granito situado en la calle Birch y la avenida ninth, una distancia corta de la boca del arroyo. La pie
¿Por qué la pequeña corriente que desemboca en el río Kankakee justo al norte del puente de la calle Court es conocido como Soldier Creek? Una pista al origen del nombre es un canto rodado de granito situado en la calle Birch y la avenida ninth, una distancia corta de la boca del arroyo. La pie
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Nels Anderson, Ashkum's 'Aeronaut'
Nels Anderson, Ashkum's 'Aeronaut'
On Aug. 30, 1894, at the age of 26, Anderson made his first aerial trip during a Harvest Picnic event in the neighboring town of Danforth. A veteran balloonist, M.M. Forsman, of Peoria, had been hired by Danforth businessmen to provide an ascension. "At about five o'clock," wrote an eyewitness, Forsman "introduced N.J. Anderson and informed the astonished multitude that he was to make his first trip to the clouds that day."
On Aug. 30, 1894, at the age of 26, Anderson made his first aerial trip during a Harvest Picnic event in the neighboring town of Danforth. A veteran balloonist, M.M. Forsman, of Peoria, had been hired by Danforth businessmen to provide an ascension. "At about five o'clock," wrote an eyewitness, Forsman "introduced N.J. Anderson and informed the astonished multitude that he was to make his first trip to the clouds that day."
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Nels Anderson, Aeronauta de Ashkum
Nels Anderson, Aeronauta de Ashkum
El 30 de agosto de 1894, a la edad de 26 años, Anderson realizó su primer viaje aéreo durante un evento Harvest Picnic en la vecina ciudad de Danforth. Un veterano del vuelo en globo, MM Forsman, de Peoria, había sido contratado por los hombres de negocios de Danforth para proporcionar una ascen
El 30 de agosto de 1894, a la edad de 26 años, Anderson realizó su primer viaje aéreo durante un evento Harvest Picnic en la vecina ciudad de Danforth. Un veterano del vuelo en globo, MM Forsman, de Peoria, había sido contratado por los hombres de negocios de Danforth para proporcionar una ascen
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The Swannells: A century on Court Street
The Swannells: A century on Court Street
Growing up in London, England, in the 1840s, brothers William and Frederick Swannell likely had no idea their family name would some day be strongly identified with a place called Kankakee, Ill. (Kankakee, in fact, didn't even exist at that time: the city and the county were not established until 1853.)
Growing up in London, England, in the 1840s, brothers William and Frederick Swannell likely had no idea their family name would some day be strongly identified with a place called Kankakee, Ill. (Kankakee, in fact, didn't even exist at that time: the city and the county were not established until 1853.)
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Los Swannells: un siglo sobre la calle Court
Los Swannells: un siglo sobre la calle Court
Creciendo en Londres, Inglaterra, en la década de 1840, los hermanos William y Frederick Swannell probablemente no tenían idea de que su apellido algún día sería identificado con un lugar llamado Kankakee, Illinois (Kankakee, de hecho, ni siquiera existía en ese momento). tiempo: la ciudad y e
Creciendo en Londres, Inglaterra, en la década de 1840, los hermanos William y Frederick Swannell probablemente no tenían idea de que su apellido algún día sería identificado con un lugar llamado Kankakee, Illinois (Kankakee, de hecho, ni siquiera existía en ese momento). tiempo: la ciudad y e
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The Chatsworth train disaster
The Chatsworth train disaster
The woman was Irene Hughes, a psychic or "sensitive" (person capable of extrasensory perception) who had come to this isolated spot near the Livingston County town of Chatsworth on the night of Aug. 10, 1966. It was the 79th anniversary of one of the nation's worst rail disasters, the Great Chatsworth Train Wreck of 1887.
The woman was Irene Hughes, a psychic or "sensitive" (person capable of extrasensory perception) who had come to this isolated spot near the Livingston County town of Chatsworth on the night of Aug. 10, 1966. It was the 79th anniversary of one of the nation's worst rail disasters, the Great Chatsworth Train Wreck of 1887.
 
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El desastre del tren de Chatsworth
El desastre del tren de Chatsworth
La mujer era Irene Hughes, un psíquico o (persona capaz de la percepción extrasensorial) que había venido a este punto aislado cerca de la ciudad de Chatsworth del condado de Livingston en la noche del 10 de agosto de 1966. Era el 79.o aniversario de uno De los peores desastres ferroviarios de la
La mujer era Irene Hughes, un psíquico o (persona capaz de la percepción extrasensorial) que había venido a este punto aislado cerca de la ciudad de Chatsworth del condado de Livingston en la noche del 10 de agosto de 1966. Era el 79.o aniversario de uno De los peores desastres ferroviarios de la
 
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Building the state hospital
Building the state hospital
For the first quarter-century of its existence, the hospital grew steadily in both physical facilities and patient population. The first patient was admitted on Dec. 4, 1879; by Jan. 1, 1880, the patient population was 33. The patient population had risen to 2,300 by 1903, with more than 700 people (including eight physicians) providing treatment and support services.
For the first quarter-century of its existence, the hospital grew steadily in both physical facilities and patient population. The first patient was admitted on Dec. 4, 1879; by Jan. 1, 1880, the patient population was 33. The patient population had risen to 2,300 by 1903, with more than 700 people (including eight physicians) providing treatment and support services.
 
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Construyendo el hospital estatal
Construyendo el hospital estatal
Durante el primer cuarto de siglo de su existencia, el hospital creció constantemente tanto en instalaciones físicas como en población de pacientes. El primer paciente fue ingresado el 4 de diciembre de 1879; para el 1 de enero de 1880, la población de pacientes era de 33.
Durante el primer cuarto de siglo de su existencia, el hospital creció constantemente tanto en instalaciones físicas como en población de pacientes. El primer paciente fue ingresado el 4 de diciembre de 1879; para el 1 de enero de 1880, la población de pacientes era de 33.
 
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Jack Klasey: 100 Kankakee stories ... and counting
Jack Klasey: 100 Kankakee stories ... and counting
This is my 100th column on Kankakee history topics to appear in the Daily Journal.
This is my 100th column on Kankakee history topics to appear in the Daily Journal.
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Jack Klasey: 100 Kankakee stories ... and counting
Jack Klasey: 100 Kankakee stories ... and counting
This is my 100th column on Kankakee history topics to appear in the Daily Journal.
This is my 100th column on Kankakee history topics to appear in the Daily Journal.
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Pat O'Brien, hometown hero
Pat O'Brien, hometown hero
On his final flight, the young pilot was involved in a fierce dogfight with three German aircraft, some 9,000 feet above the border between France and Belgium. He recalled the sound of bullets from the enemy fighters striking his Sopwith Scout biplane, then “a burst of bullets went into the instrument board and blew it to smithereens, another bullet went through my upper lip, came out the roof of my mouth and lodged in my throat, and the next thing I knew was when I came to in a German hospital the following morning at five o’clock, German time. I was a prisoner of war!”
On his final flight, the young pilot was involved in a fierce dogfight with three German aircraft, some 9,000 feet above the border between France and Belgium. He recalled the sound of bullets from the enemy fighters striking his Sopwith Scout biplane, then “a burst of bullets went into the instrument board and blew it to smithereens, another bullet went through my upper lip, came out the roof of my mouth and lodged in my throat, and the next thing I knew was when I came to in a German hospital the following morning at five o’clock, German time. I was a prisoner of war!”
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Pat O \ 'Brien, héroe de la ciudad natal
Pat O \ 'Brien, héroe de la ciudad natal
En su vuelo final, el joven piloto estuvo involucrado en un feroz combate aéreo con tres aviones alemanes, a unos 9,000 pies sobre la frontera entre Francia y Bélgica. Recordó el sonido de balas de los combatientes enemigos golpeando su biplano Sopwith Scout, luego "una ráfaga de balas entró en
En su vuelo final, el joven piloto estuvo involucrado en un feroz combate aéreo con tres aviones alemanes, a unos 9,000 pies sobre la frontera entre Francia y Bélgica. Recordó el sonido de balas de los combatientes enemigos golpeando su biplano Sopwith Scout, luego "una ráfaga de balas entró en
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Rails across the river: Kankakee’s IC Bridges
Rails across the river: Kankakee’s IC Bridges
Want to see what is most likely the oldest man-made structure in the city of Kankakee? At the intersection of River Street and East Avenue, look at the section of stone wall that is part of the railroad embankment on the northwest corner. The large limestone blocks that form the wall were laid in place during the early summer of the year 1853, months before there was a city (or county) of Kankakee.

The stone, from a quarry several miles downstream near the mouth of Wiley Creek, was used to construct the piers and abutments for the first Illinois Central Railroad bridge across the Kankakee River. When the first steam engine arrived at the north bank of the river on July 4, 1853, it literally was at the end of the line: There was no bridge, yet. Nor was there any sign of a town; the earliest building to be erected — a general store owned by a man named Hicks Clark — was not completed until August.
Want to see what is most likely the oldest man-made structure in the city of Kankakee? At the intersection of River Street and East Avenue, look at the section of stone wall that is part of the railroad embankment on the northwest corner. The large limestone blocks that form the wall were laid in place during the early summer of the year 1853, months before there was a city (or county) of Kankakee.

The stone, from a quarry several miles downstream near the mouth of Wiley Creek, was used to construct the piers and abutments for the first Illinois Central Railroad bridge across the Kankakee River. When the first steam engine arrived at the north bank of the river on July 4, 1853, it literally was at the end of the line: There was no bridge, yet. Nor was there any sign of a town; the earliest building to be erected — a general store owned by a man named Hicks Clark — was not completed until August.
 
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Rieles al otro lado del río: Puentes IC de Kankakee
Rieles al otro lado del río: Puentes IC de Kankakee
¿Quieres ver cuál es probablemente la estructura artificial más antigua de la ciudad de Kankakee? En la intersección de River Street y East Avenue, observe la sección del muro de piedra que forma parte del terraplén del ferrocarril en la esquina noroeste. Los grandes bloques de piedra caliza q
¿Quieres ver cuál es probablemente la estructura artificial más antigua de la ciudad de Kankakee? En la intersección de River Street y East Avenue, observe la sección del muro de piedra que forma parte del terraplén del ferrocarril en la esquina noroeste. Los grandes bloques de piedra caliza q
 
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Down by the old (saw)mill stream
Down by the old (saw)mill stream
Probably the first water-powered mill in what is now Kankakee County was built in 1837 or 1838 on Davis Creek, northwest of Bourbonnais, by William "Uncle Billy" Rantz. He built a dam across the creek at a point where the water had worn a gorge some 20 feet deep and sited his mill at the east end of the dam.
Probably the first water-powered mill in what is now Kankakee County was built in 1837 or 1838 on Davis Creek, northwest of Bourbonnais, by William "Uncle Billy" Rantz. He built a dam across the creek at a point where the water had worn a gorge some 20 feet deep and sited his mill at the east end of the dam.
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Abajo por la antigua (sierra) corriente del molino
Abajo por la antigua (sierra) corriente del molino
Probablemente, el primer molino impulsado por agua en lo que hoy es el condado de Kankakee fue construido en 1837 o 1838 en Davis Creek, al noroeste de Bourbonnais, por William "Uncle Billy" Rantz. Construyó una presa a través del arroyo en un punto donde el agua había desgastado una ga
Probablemente, el primer molino impulsado por agua en lo que hoy es el condado de Kankakee fue construido en 1837 o 1838 en Davis Creek, al noroeste de Bourbonnais, por William "Uncle Billy" Rantz. Construyó una presa a través del arroyo en un punto donde el agua había desgastado una ga
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Yesteryear: Gracious dining in Kankakee
Yesteryear: Gracious dining in Kankakee
In 1952, former Navy cooks Marvin Hammack and Ray Schimel were running a successful restaurant in Michigan called the Holiday House. The following year, they relocated to Kankakee, where they opened a restaurant that would be known for more than 30 years as Yesteryear.
In 1952, former Navy cooks Marvin Hammack and Ray Schimel were running a successful restaurant in Michigan called the Holiday House. The following year, they relocated to Kankakee, where they opened a restaurant that would be known for more than 30 years as Yesteryear.
 
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Yesteryear: Cena en Kankakee
Yesteryear: Cena en Kankakee
En 1952, los antiguos cocineros de la Armada Marvin Hammack y Ray Schimel dirigían un exitoso restaurante en Michigan llamado Holiday House. Al año siguiente, se trasladaron a Kankakee, donde abrió un restaurante que sería conocido por más de 30 años como Yesteryear.
En 1952, los antiguos cocineros de la Armada Marvin Hammack y Ray Schimel dirigían un exitoso restaurante en Michigan llamado Holiday House. Al año siguiente, se trasladaron a Kankakee, donde abrió un restaurante que sería conocido por más de 30 años como Yesteryear.
 
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The Kankakee River ice business
The Kankakee River ice business
The path of that block of ice to the customer's home began, usually in December or January, on a frozen river (the Kankakee particularly was noted for the clean, clear ice it produced). Teams of workers, armed with long handsaws, cut large blocks of ice from the river and loaded them onto horse-drawn sleds for transport to the storage facilities, called "icehouses." Inside the large icehouses, the blocks were stacked, separated by layers of insulating sawdust, to await the coming hot summer. Some of the ice was shipped by rail to out-of-town commercial customers, but most was delivered to local homes by wagons that followed a regular delivery route.
The path of that block of ice to the customer's home began, usually in December or January, on a frozen river (the Kankakee particularly was noted for the clean, clear ice it produced). Teams of workers, armed with long handsaws, cut large blocks of ice from the river and loaded them onto horse-drawn sleds for transport to the storage facilities, called "icehouses." Inside the large icehouses, the blocks were stacked, separated by layers of insulating sawdust, to await the coming hot summer. Some of the ice was shipped by rail to out-of-town commercial customers, but most was delivered to local homes by wagons that followed a regular delivery route.
 
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El negocio del hielo en el río Kankakee
El negocio del hielo en el río Kankakee
El camino de ese bloque de hielo hasta la casa del cliente comenzó, por lo general en diciembre o enero, en un río helado (el Kankakee en particular era conocido por el hielo limpio y claro que producía). Los equipos de trabajadores, armados con sierras de mano largas, cortaron grandes bloques de
El camino de ese bloque de hielo hasta la casa del cliente comenzó, por lo general en diciembre o enero, en un río helado (el Kankakee en particular era conocido por el hielo limpio y claro que producía). Los equipos de trabajadores, armados con sierras de mano largas, cortaron grandes bloques de
 
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Building Warner Bridge
Building Warner Bridge
The year is 1910, and you have to drive your "Tin Lizzie" (Model T Ford automobile) from your home in Essex to Bourbonnais for a visit with Aunt Mabel and Uncle Fred. What would be the best and fastest route from Essex to Bourbonnais? Since you'll have to cross the Kankakee River, the route must include a bridge. Essentially, you have two choices: Wilmington or Kankakee, since there are no bridges in between.
The year is 1910, and you have to drive your "Tin Lizzie" (Model T Ford automobile) from your home in Essex to Bourbonnais for a visit with Aunt Mabel and Uncle Fred. What would be the best and fastest route from Essex to Bourbonnais? Since you'll have to cross the Kankakee River, the route must include a bridge. Essentially, you have two choices: Wilmington or Kankakee, since there are no bridges in between.
 
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Construyendo el Puente Warner
Construyendo el Puente Warner
El año es 1910, y tiene que conducir su "Tin Lizzie" (automóvil modelo T Ford) desde su casa en Essex a Bourbonnais para una visita con la tía Mabel y el tío Fred. ¿Cuál sería la mejor y más rápida ruta desde Essex hasta Bourbonnais? Como deberás cruzar el río Kankakee, la ruta
El año es 1910, y tiene que conducir su "Tin Lizzie" (automóvil modelo T Ford) desde su casa en Essex a Bourbonnais para una visita con la tía Mabel y el tío Fred. ¿Cuál sería la mejor y más rápida ruta desde Essex hasta Bourbonnais? Como deberás cruzar el río Kankakee, la ruta
 
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He was the 'Fighting Padre' of WWI
He was the 'Fighting Padre' of WWI
Harris Anthony Darche was a man of God. He also was a man of action.
Harris Anthony Darche was a man of God. He also was a man of action.
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Él era el \ 'Fighting Padre \' de la Primera Guerra Mundial
Él era el \ 'Fighting Padre \' de la Primera Guerra Mundial
Harris Anthony Darche era un hombre de Dios. Él también fue un hombre de acción.
Harris Anthony Darche era un hombre de Dios. Él también fue un hombre de acción.
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1885 state hospital fire killed 17 patients
1885 state hospital fire killed 17 patients
Under the headline, “A Seething Sepulchre,” the Kankakee Gazette devoted three full columns on its front page to the disaster, noting, “It was evident from the moment of the discovery of the fire that the building was doomed, and in the brief time in which it remained habitable all efforts were directed to the succor of the patients.”
Under the headline, “A Seething Sepulchre,” the Kankakee Gazette devoted three full columns on its front page to the disaster, noting, “It was evident from the moment of the discovery of the fire that the building was doomed, and in the brief time in which it remained habitable all efforts were directed to the succor of the patients.”
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1885 state hospital fire killed 17 patients
1885 state hospital fire killed 17 patients
Under the headline, “A Seething Sepulchre,” the Kankakee Gazette devoted three full columns on its front page to the disaster, noting, “It was evident from the moment of the discovery of the fire that the building was doomed, and in the brief time in which it remained habitable all efforts were directed to the succor of the patients.”
Under the headline, “A Seething Sepulchre,” the Kankakee Gazette devoted three full columns on its front page to the disaster, noting, “It was evident from the moment of the discovery of the fire that the building was doomed, and in the brief time in which it remained habitable all efforts were directed to the succor of the patients.”
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The old shoe factory
The old shoe factory
The stone structure was built in 1885 by Merritt Teed to house his growing shoe manufacturing business, which he had begun four years earlier in a wooden building located one block to the east. An 1883 newspaper report on Kankakee manufacturers noted "M. Teed & Son employ a force of about 30 hands in the manufacture of women's and misses' shoes. Their factory is fully supplied with all the latest improved machinery, and they are turning out about 25 cas
The stone structure was built in 1885 by Merritt Teed to house his growing shoe manufacturing business, which he had begun four years earlier in a wooden building located one block to the east. An 1883 newspaper report on Kankakee manufacturers noted "M. Teed & Son employ a force of about 30 hands in the manufacture of women's and misses' shoes. Their factory is fully supplied with all the latest improved machinery, and they are turning out about 25 cas
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The old shoe factory
The old shoe factory
The stone structure was built in 1885 by Merritt Teed to house his growing shoe manufacturing business, which he had begun four years earlier in a wooden building located one block to the east. An 1883 newspaper report on Kankakee manufacturers noted "M. Teed & Son employ a force of about 30 hands in the manufacture of women's and misses' shoes. Their factory is fully supplied with all the latest improved machinery, and they are turning out about 25 cas
The stone structure was built in 1885 by Merritt Teed to house his growing shoe manufacturing business, which he had begun four years earlier in a wooden building located one block to the east. An 1883 newspaper report on Kankakee manufacturers noted "M. Teed & Son employ a force of about 30 hands in the manufacture of women's and misses' shoes. Their factory is fully supplied with all the latest improved machinery, and they are turning out about 25 cas
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Street smarts: What's in a (street) name?
Street smarts: What's in a (street) name?
While almost every town in Kankakee County has a Maple Street or a thoroughfare named for a U.S. president, there are streets in most communities that make you wonder, "Where did that name come from?"
While almost every town in Kankakee County has a Maple Street or a thoroughfare named for a U.S. president, there are streets in most communities that make you wonder, "Where did that name come from?"
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Street smarts: ¿Qué hay en un nombre de calle?
Street smarts: ¿Qué hay en un nombre de calle?
Si bien casi todas las ciudades del Condado de Kankakee tienen una Maple Street o una vía pública que lleva el nombre de un presidente de EE. UU., En la mayoría de las comunidades hay calles que te hacen pensar: "¿De dónde viene ese nombre?"
Si bien casi todas las ciudades del Condado de Kankakee tienen una Maple Street o una vía pública que lleva el nombre de un presidente de EE. UU., En la mayoría de las comunidades hay calles que te hacen pensar: "¿De dónde viene ese nombre?"
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County museum seeks stories from past
County museum seeks stories from past
"We really want to capture memories for this older generation. We want their stories of growing up in the area. All memories – school, church, playing by the river," said Hannah Swale, marketing and communications coordinator for the museum.
"We really want to capture memories for this older generation. We want their stories of growing up in the area. All memories – school, church, playing by the river," said Hannah Swale, marketing and communications coordinator for the museum.
 
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El museo del condado busca historias del pasado
El museo del condado busca historias del pasado
"Realmente queremos capturar recuerdos para esta generación anterior. Queremos que sus historias crezcan en la zona. Todos los recuerdos: la escuela, la iglesia, jugando junto al río", dijo Hannah Swale, coordinadora de marketing y comunicaciones del museo.
"Realmente queremos capturar recuerdos para esta generación anterior. Queremos que sus historias crezcan en la zona. Todos los recuerdos: la escuela, la iglesia, jugando junto al río", dijo Hannah Swale, coordinadora de marketing y comunicaciones del museo.
 
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German immigrant rescued from angry crowd
German immigrant rescued from angry crowd
The year was 1918. America was embroiled in World War I, women were pushing for the right to vote and a flu pandemic would soon devastate the country. Our Throwback Thursday takes a look back at our most popular stories from this month in history, from the quirky to the heartbreaking.
The year was 1918. America was embroiled in World War I, women were pushing for the right to vote and a flu pandemic would soon devastate the country. Our Throwback Thursday takes a look back at our most popular stories from this month in history, from the quirky to the heartbreaking.
 
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German immigrant rescued from angry crowd
German immigrant rescued from angry crowd
The year was 1918. America was embroiled in World War I, women were pushing for the right to vote and a flu pandemic would soon devastate the country. Our Throwback Thursday takes a look back at our most popular stories from this month in history, from the quirky to the heartbreaking.
The year was 1918. America was embroiled in World War I, women were pushing for the right to vote and a flu pandemic would soon devastate the country. Our Throwback Thursday takes a look back at our most popular stories from this month in history, from the quirky to the heartbreaking.
 
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