‘Visionary Award’ presented at KCC Foundation Dinner
KANKAKEE --Donors and scholarship recipients gathered last night for the annual KCC Foundation Dinner.
The Partnership Award was presented to Riverside Medical Center.
The Visionary Award was presented to KCC Foundation founder Maggie Frogge. She serves as a KCC Foundation Board member. KCC President John Avendano said "Maggie has been a champion for the college in so many ways."
As the leaves color and fall, you might be remembering what we went through last winter.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is extending some good news: It should be a drier and less harsh winter in Central Illinois.
NOAA came out with its winter temperature and precipitation outlook on Thursday. In NOAA terms, winter is December, January and February.
Meteorologist Chuck Schaffer said one of the contributing factors to that prediction is the impact of an El Nino, a warming of water in the Pacific Ocean that affects wind and weather patterns. Schaffer said, "It's not an El Nino yet; It's expected to be weak."
Schaffer said there is nothing to suggest Central Illinois will receive above- or below-normal precipitation, leading to an "equal chance."
It's been a popular fitness resort for some 30 years, tucked in the quiet farm ground of rural Iroquois County. It's also been a relaxing comfort zone for many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey...even though celebrity visits were kept quiet.
Today, the Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort near Gilman has been sold. A news release states the facility will close November 30.
The news statement points out the new owner is a family-owned corporation in the nursing home, senior healthcare and rehab industries. Plans call for major renovations which will begin soon after the closing.
The Heartland Spa is encouraging people to use any gift certificates before the November 30 closing.
The Illinois Department of Transportation continues its road work project, replacing a bridge over the Kankakee River.
Southbound traffic was flowing again this (Tues) morning after being shut down Monday night. Northbound traffic will be closed tonight from 7 pm 'til 6 am Wednesday. Motorists should be aware of detour signs and be alert for work crews.
The project is part of a $19 million bridge rebuild program through the Illinois Jobs-Now Program.