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Herscher's Got Talent/Swing & Sing | News  Herscher Pilot

This year's entertainment begins at 6:30 pm on Friday evening when the annual Herscher's Got Talent show takes the stage in the Herscher High School ...

Unit 2 Teachers Cook Up Dollars for Scholars | News  Herscher Pilot

On Saturday, February 2, members of U2CT (Unit 2 Classroom Teachers) treated fellow faculty, administrators and members of the community to an evening of ...

Meet the New Teachers in Herscher CUSD2 | News  Herscher Pilot

The 2018-2019 school years brings many new faces to the Herscher School District. Several of the teachers are introduced to you here.

2019 Valedictorians | News  Herscher Pilot

Marco Contreras. Marco Contreras, of Kankakee, son of Frank and Michelle Contreras, will major in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.

Weed's on the menu at Vermilion County man's planned business  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

If Daiven Kayne Michael Emling's Garden of Eatin' cafe, bakery and dispensary becomes a reality, customers will be able to enjoy cannabis-infused food and ...

Herscher High School FFA Attends State Convention | News  Herscher Pilot

Members of the Herscher FFA chapter attended the 91st annual Illinois State FFA Convention on June 11-13 along with more than 5000 other FFA members, ...

A Makeshift Graduation Ceremony | Sports  Herscher Pilot

Herscher High School principal, Brad Elliot, and assistant principal, Jeremy Heck along with coach Chris Longtin, handed out diplomas to the 10 soccer girls ...

Bonfield 4th Events Canceled for 2019 | News  Herscher Pilot

There will be no parade, fireworks, or other activities in Bonfield on the Fourth of July, 2019 due to a lack of volunteers.

Spotlight on Herscher Fire Department | News  Herscher Pilot

The Herscher Fire Department has just completed its second busiest year in the history of the fire department. In 2018, the Herscher Fire Department responded ...

Get ready for the Herscher Labor Day Celebration  Kankakee Daily Journal

It's nearly time again for the big Labor Day weekend celebration in Herscher. The 98th Herscher Labor Day Celebration will take place Saturday through ...

FOOTBALL: Herscher's ride ends in semifinals  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher fell in the Class 3A semifinal, but did manage to get one Tiger into the school history books.

Veterans Day at Herscher Intermediate School | News  Herscher Pilot

One definition of education describes it as “an enlightening experience.” Students at Herscher Intermediate School were enlightened by their experience on ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Herscher's Brown nets a pair of goals, Tigers down Irish  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER — Going into Monday's game, Herscher and Bishop McNamara were in completely different circumstances. The Tigers were *fresh* off playing three ...

Herscher's Eric Regez named Men's Sports Citizen of the Year  Kankakee Daily Journal

One doesn't have much trouble determining which classroom at Herscher High School belongs to social studies teacher and baseball coach Eric Regez.

Lady Warriors, Lady Panthers introductions made at regional champ game

The Lady Warriors and the Lady Panthers are introduced at the Feb. 7 2A Regional Championship game at Herscher High School.

Herscher school district is dealing with 25 percent loss since 2001  Kankakee Daily Journal

Where have all the children gone? While school districts across Illinois and even the nation, are asking the very same question, Herscher is grappling with a ...

Labor Day Weekend Events and Activities | News  Herscher Pilot

14th annual Softball Tournament. Herscher's upcoming Labor Day weekend will feature the 14th annual co-ed 16 inch softball tournament in Village Park.

SOFTBALL: Beecher scores last three runs for comeback win at Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

Beecher is still among the top three teams inside of Class 2A. The Bobcats were tested, and narrowly survived Herscher's upset bid.

Herscher High School grad Janssen knows hurricanes  Kankakee Daily Journal

In his first broadcast with WGNO in New Orleans, television weather forecaster Mike Janssen was on air for 14 hours straight, updating the area as Hurricane ...

VOLLEYBALL: Chavers' six aces guides Herscher past Central  Kankakee Daily Journal

CLIFTON — Coming off of a three-match day in Saturday's Pontiac Invitational, Herscher got all it could handle early on from rival Central on Monday night.

High school football: Herscher faces daunting challenge with Phillips  Kankakee Daily Journal

The role of underdog is something the Herscher football team has not been subjected to this season.

SOCCER: Herscher blanks JCA, moves to Sectional Final  Kankakee Daily Journal

If you look up the word 'consistency' in the dictionary, a big picture of Herscher soccer is next to it.

Scouting Interstate Eight Small football  Chicago Daily Herald

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Her heart is firmly planted in Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

Carol Desch thought a mistake had been made when she learned of her choice as the grand marshal of the 2017 Herscher Grand Labor Day Parade, which will ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Reed-Custer steals victory over Herscher  Kankakee Daily Journal

A late run led by Gage Stamm helped Reed-Custer seal victory over Herscher.

Chicago TV debut puts Herscher grad on cloud nine  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kalee Dionne is going to realize one of her lifelong ambitions. The 2003 Herscher High School graduate made her on air Chicago television debut as part of the ...

Bonfield 4th of July Celebration | News  Herscher Pilot

Bonfield is the place to be on July 3 and 4. On the third,

“Puffs” Brings the Laughs | News  Herscher Pilot

Puffs, pop culture, and a boy named named Harry filled Herscher High School with satire during the spring production of “Puffs.”

FEATURE: Herscher's Tyler Stuart is one of a kind  Kankakee Daily Journal

In the days of high school and youth sport specialization, few student-athletes participate in, let alone dominate in, as many sports as Herscher's Tyler Stuart.

Former Herscher Coach Convicted of Sexual Abuse at Yorkville Motel Released from Jail  WspyNews

The former Herscher High School wrestling coach who was convicted for sexually abusing female statisticians during a 2015 Plano wrestling tournament has ...

Teen's death has Herscher at a loss for words  Kankakee Daily Journal

A week ago, Kameron Allison was wrapping up his season on the Herscher High School freshmen baseball team.

Herscher's Stuart tabbed as Daily Journal POY  Kankakee Daily Journal

For the second year in a row, Tyler Stuart is the Daily Journal's Player of the Year.

Two-car wreck claims life of Herscher student  Kankakee Daily Journal

Police said alcohol was a factor in a two-car accident that claimed the life of a Herscher High School student on Sunday night.

Behind Herscher's fatal crash reenactment  Kankakee Daily Journal

Students from Herscher High School held back tears as they watched emergency personnel extract their classmates from the wrecked car. It had started out as ...

CSL communications chief Powell KCC Alumnus of Year  Kankakee Daily Journal

Maureen Powell, the head of communications at CSL Behring, has been named the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at Kankakee Community College.

SAGEBRUSH:Only echoes from the past are heard this week  Herscher Pilot

Herscher High School's gymnasium has attracted many a thrill into this small town since it opened in December, 1968. But this week and next, only echoes from ...

Woman arrested in fatal DUI that killed Herscher student  Kankakee Daily Journal

The woman charged with a fatal DUI crash that killed a Herscher High School student last month was arrested by Illinois State Police on Friday and charged with ...

New Herscher High School principal is not too young  Kankakee Daily Journal

In the opening lyrics of his 1975 song titled "Young Americans,'' David Bowie posed this question:

CROSS COUNTRY: Central boys, Herscher girls win All-Area  Kankakee Daily Journal

Central boys and Herscher girls claimed victory in the All-Area cross country.

Jury finds Larson guilty in fatal DUI crash  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — Carmella S. Larson was convicted of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol Friday for a May 2016 crash in which 15-year-old ...

Regez notches 700th win as Herscher holds on late  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher no hit Reed-Custer through five innings and still almost lost. But the Tigers hung on to make history.

Blood alcohol content results debated in fatal DUI case  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — An Illinois State Police forensic expert testified on Thursday about the kit she received containing the blood and urine samples taken from ...

Accident survivor recalls seeing headlights of other car before crash  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — Kyuss Allison recalled the final moments leading up to a two-car crash that claimed the life of his younger brother Kameron on May 15, 2016.

Jury gets to see vehicles involved in fatal crash  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — In an unprecedented move, jurors got to actually study the vehicles involved in a fatal DUI crash that took the life of 15-year-old Kameron Allison ...

Former Herscher Coach Gets 180-Day Jail Sentence for Sexually Abusing Students at a Yorkville Motel  WspyNews

Former Herscher High School wrestling coach David Murphy, who sexually abused students during an overnight trip to a Plano wrestling tournament in ...

Herscher High School Coach Charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse Following Incident in Yorkville  WspyNews

The Herscher High School wrestling coach who allegedly assaulted six students at a Yorkville motel on December 11th has been charged with Criminal Sexual ...

Former Herscher teacher/coach faces multiple felony charges  Herscher Pilot

Multiple charges ranging from aggravated battery to criminal sexual abuse to aggravated criminal sexual abuse have been brought against now former Herscher ...

Urban Barbershop opens at Majestic  Kankakee Daily Journal

There has been a change in ownership at the barbershop in the Burfield & Remington building (Majestic Center), 150 N. Schuyler Ave., in downtown Kankakee.

From infertility treatments to adoption — an emotional story  Kankakee Daily Journal

Read Kalee's and Jonathan's journey to parenthood.

Herscher's baseball program continues legacy of consistency  Kankakee Daily Journal

Consistent. Merriam-Webster's definition of that word reads as follows: "marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity: free from variation or contradiction.".

Fatal DUI crash trial starts today  Kankakee Daily Journal

The fatal DUI trial of Carmella S. Larson, of St. Anne, was set to get underway today in Kankakee County Court.

Baseball: Timothy Christian loses pitchers' duel to Herscher  Chicago Daily Herald

Timothy Christian senior Jimmy Allen could do nothing more to help his baseball team win on Monday. Against a powerhouse like Herscher, though, it still ...

Herscher keeps Post-ing wins on the softball diamond  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER - After Tuesday night's 4-3 win over Beecher, Kelsey Post's shoulders felt much lighter. Post, Herscher High School's star pitcher, lasted 6 2/3 ...

Herscher High School Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse in Yorkville May Not Go to Trial  WspyNews

There may not be a trial in the case of former Herscher High School teacher and coach David Murphy, who is charged with nine felony counts of Aggravated ...

Rob Mau, Herscher's newspaperman, dies at 62  Kankakee Daily Journal

Rob Mau, who was a one-man newsroom for the weekly newspaper he owned, the Herscher Pilot, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.

5 area districts ranked among state's top 100  Kankakee Daily Journal

Five local school districts, all in rural areas, recently rated among the top 100 in Niche's 2017 Best School Districts in Illinois.

Herscher grad pays her dues, breaks into Chicago media market  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kalee Dionne, a 2003 Herscher high School grad, is moving to WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago in September, after years of working in smaller markets as a ...

To fight cancer, coaches become cheerleaders  Kankakee Daily Journal

Last fall, a handful of Herscher youth football coaches turned heads by wearing cheerleading skirts to honor their end of a fundraising challenge to fight cancer.

Janssen climbs to WGN's weekend evening news weather forecast  Kankakee Daily Journal

Herscher High School graduate Mike Janssen is the new weather forecaster for WGN Weekend Evening News.

Bingo! Cow pie fundraiser nets $10,000  Kankakee Daily Journal

Country music began to play as students, parents and coaches migrated from the football scrimmage at Herscher High School's Seabach Stadium to the open ...

Herscher DUI crash victim helps bring MADD to Kankakee  Kankakee Daily Journal

Three years ago, Zach Jones was the victim as he was struck head-on by a drunk driver.

5 coaches, 5 teams and a legacy of HS football  Kankakee Daily Journal

It's throwback Thursday every Friday night for Herscher head coach Dan Wetzel. He remembers playing football for the Tigers like it was only a few weeks ago.

A shared passion among father and son  Kankakee Daily Journal

Adam Andrzejewski has a deep interest in the inner workings of government, and he knows exactly how the roots for this passion were planted.

Kindergarten cop? Bertrand promoted to sergeant  Kankakee Daily Journal

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

Ring in the new year with Herscher's own  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ringing in the new year is a time-honored tradition for some, whether you attend a New Year's Eve party or watch a countdown show on TV.

10-member staffpreparing to launchPilot Hill wind farm | News  Herscher Pilot

While the Pilot Hill Wind Project remains under construction, the wind farm's permanent staff is now involved in preparing the 103 turbines to begin producing ...

Memorial Day ceremony salutes those who made ultimate sacrifice  Kankakee Daily Journal

The Kankakee County Veterans Council hosted a Memorial Day *service* to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The ceremony ...

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

COAL CITY - Manteno proved momentum is overrated.

Herscher mourns 15-year-old killed in crash  Kankakee Daily Journal

Dozens of balloons ascended from the Herscher High School junior varsity baseball field, where about 250 people gathered Thursday to remember freshman ...

Touching story behind WGN weatherman’s double rainbow post goes viral  CLTV

CHICAGO -- WGN weatherman Mike Janssen shared an impressive weather photo to his Facebook page earlier this month, and it has since garnered attention ...

Bonfield native umping on international stage | News  Herscher Pilot

When the 69th annual Little League World Series commences this week in South Williamsport, Pa., an alumnus of the old Bonfield-Limestone Little League will ...

Cousins serve in top positions on Huntington's Disease boards

Larry Haigh and Miranda Spencer are doing their parts to find a cure for Huntington's Disease.

Herscher tops Reed-Custer, wins ninth straight regional title  Kankakee Daily Journal

With a win over Reed-Custer Saturday afternoon, Herscher claimed its ninth straight regional title.

Jackson helps power Herscher past Watseka  Kankakee Daily Journal

COAL CITY -- After weather postponed the Class 1A Coal City Regional semifinals one day, both Herscher and Watseka were anxious to kick off Wednesday ...

First warm days heat up aromatic memories of Hendrix BBQ chicken  Herscher Pilot

Every spring, on that first idyllic weekend of the year, grills are pulled out of area garages and that pleasant barbecue aroma drifts from neighborhood to ...

Limestone students and staff give HUGS for 14th year  Herscher Pilot

A Christmas tradition was recently renewed for a 14th year at Limestone Middle School.

Softball tournament part of the fabric of Herscher's Labor Day weekend  Kankakee Daily Journal

Growing up, Cameron Clark always flocked to Village Park in Herscher to watch the Labor Day celebration softball tournaments. This time around, the ...

Stuart, Tigers top Murawski, Comets  Kankakee Daily Journal

HERSCHER - No one has doubted Tyler Stuart's stuff.

Why's everyone smiling? It's the gift of sunflowers  Kankakee Daily Journal

John Panozzo originally planted his sunflowers for the birds, but the flowers, on an empty patch right in front of Panozzo's home on Illinois Route 17 directly west ...

A Bonfield man is fighting wildfires 1,000 miles away from home  Kankakee Daily Journal

A 24-year-old Herscher graduate is fighting fires in Utah.

Kankakee Junior High evacuated | Local News  Kankakee Daily Journal

KANKAKEE — Kankakee Junior High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a fire alarm was pulled.

Castonguay lights up Herscher in Warriors' win  Kankakee Daily Journal

WATSEKA — Sometimes, there's just that one game in which one guy simply is unstoppable.

Four candidates seek 3 seats in Bourbonnais  Kankakee Daily Journal

Four candidates are seeking three open seats on the village of Bourbonnais board of trustees in the April 2 election. The group includes three incumbents, Jeff ...

Manteno falls to Illiana Christian in sectional semifinal  Kankakee Daily Journal

Manteno saw its season end at the hands of Illiana Christian Wednesday night in a Class 2A sectional semifinal.

Connecting people who care with causes that matter  Kankakee Daily Journal

Founded in 1982, the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley manages $8.6 million in assets for 30 different charitable funds. Last year, the charitable ...

The homegrown fashion designer the world is just now meeting  Kankakee Daily Journal

A year ago at this time, Limestone's Alexander Knox was preparing an application for a scholarship competition at Columbia College in downtown Chicago.

Weather spotting is all about safety  Kankakee Daily Journal

Lauren Goelz, 8, sat in the front row of the Kankakee Community College auditorium Monday night for the Weather Spotter Training held by the Kankakee ...

Boys golf: Scaletta, Barrington capture regional crowns  Chicago Daily Herald

Led by a medalist round of 71 from Dominic Scaletta, Barrington's boys golf team won its own regional championship Tuesday at Makray Memorial.

Vana's Pumpkin Land closed after 35 years  Kankakee Daily Journal

Vana's Pumpkin Land, a well-known, family-owned business to Kankakee County and the surrounding area, has closed its doors after 35 years.

Hersey junior earns perfect scores on ACT and SAT  Chicago Daily Herald

Three years ago, Clarissa Gomez was on top of the world after winning the state spelling bee hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Now, the Hersey High School ...

Saturday final day for Ultra Foods  Kankakee Daily Journal

This day was coming and, sadly, it has arrived. At the close of business Saturday, Ultra Foods grocery store only will be a memory in Kankakee County.

Former coach charged with assaulting students  Kankakee Daily Journal

Kendall County prosecutors have filed multiple charges against David Murphy, the 29-year-old Herscher teacher and coach accused of sexual assault and ...

Lisle learns from loss, gets win  Chicago Daily Herald

Junior forward Mark McGrath led Lisle with a team-high 18 points that included three 3-point baskets.

Cody Sedlock excited to be healthy and pitching well  Quad-Cities Online

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, Alleman graduate Cody Sedlock learned a lot about staying on an even keel in the world of professional ...

Kankakee native serves on the cutting edge of naval aviation modernization  Kankakee Daily Journal

LEMOORE, Calif. — A 2010 Herscher graduate and Kankakee native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Fleet Readiness Center West, where Commander Strike ...

Salkeld in Bourbonnais moves to online sales only  Kankakee Daily Journal

Three years after its name was changed from Salkeld Sports to BSN Sports, the Bourbonnais store along William Latham Drive will be closing within the next few ...

Gunderson receives state honor for prosecution of drunk drivers  Kankakee Daily Journal

She received the Illinois Heroes Award from MADD.

SOCCER: Momence wins Raider Invite, beats Iroquois West  Kankakee Daily Journal

For the second time this season, Momence bested Iroquois West by one goal.

Life in baseball leads to pro job  Kankakee Daily Journal

Todd Walther was destined for professional baseball.

How the Wright home became a big screen story  Kankakee Daily Journal

Located at 701 S. Harrison, Kankakee, the B. Harley Bradley House was designed in 1900 by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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