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“CSL South 2030” expansion unveiled

CSL Behring continues to be a leader. The Bourbonnais Township company, along Route 50, is moving forward
again --- announcing a 1.8 million square-foot expansion.

It’s called “CSL South 2030”...the project is so huge, it’ll be 12 years before it’s completed. The Kankakee County area’s largest manufacturer is now involved in the county’s largest investment ever.

The current CSL campus now will be known as CSL North. The addition will be put immediately south of the existing manufacturing plant, which has been on 64 acres at the corner of Armour Road and Illinois Route 50.

Today’s (Thursday) Kankakee County Economic Alliance meeting at Olivet Nazarne University included the project details.

The Daily-Journal provides specific details about the manufacturing plans...

Read more: “CSL South 2030” expansion unveiled

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Dwight teacher nominated for national award

Dwight junior-high science teacher Mary Schultz has been nominated by the staff at Heartland Community College's Challenger Learning Center for the June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award. She's one of 43 nominees from across the country. The award recognizes an educator who understands the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and math education while demonstrating enthusiasm and passion in teaching STEM subjects.

Schultz is an 8th grade physical science and astronomy teacher at Dwight Junir High School.  She's been motivated since rthe  Space Shuttle Challenger project, having worked to keep the spirit sof the program alive at the Challenger Learning Center. Schultz will participate in the 33rd mission of the learning center April 20th.

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Skimmer cards discovered in Indiana

Kentland, Indiana police report they’ve discovered several credit card skimming devices at gas stations. Police are trying to determine if there’s any connection to the credit card skimmers discovered inside gas pumps at the Circle K Station on S. Dixie Highway in St. Anne last week.

Authorities advise credit card users to monitor their bank statements and report any suspicious activity.

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Speckman joins Kankakee County as County Administrator

It’s a brand new position in Kankakee County government. -- County Administrator. And the job is being filled by soon-to-be former Iroquois County Finance Director Anita Speckman.

Just a day after resigning from her six-year job as finance director in Iroquois County, Speckman was named to the newly-created post of Kankakee County Administrator. She begins the new job April 30th.

Board Chairman Andy Wheeler said “Anita brings a wealth of experience in county government...in financial matters, human resources, IT and zoning.” In Iroquois County, she was also bookkeeper for animal control.

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Emergency planning training session Thursday in Bradley

Retired Army Col. Jill Morgenthaler is today’s (Thurs ) keynote speaker at the Emergency Preparedness Planning session at the Quality Inn in Bradley. It’s a day-long training event sponsored by the Bourbonnais Township Park District and Sorensen-Wilder & Associates –Specialists in Safety & Security Solutions.

It’s about being ready for a crisis, identifying vulnerabilities in a community or business and being prepared for a disaster.

Some tickets may be available yet. Register at btpd.org

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