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Kankakee County Board borrows money from itself

The lack of available cash-flow leaves the Kankakee County Board with little leeway except to borrow from its own budget.

Borrowing from its own funds has been a practice for years. It’s not looked upon as way to do business. But when monies aren’t there, there’s few options, according to the Board’s Vice-Chairman. Steve Lehr says with no cash reserves, we have no option but to borrow from one fund to another. Lehr said we have to meet everyday expenses.

He said until we have some reserves, we’ll have to continue to borrow from other funds.

The Board voted to continue the borrowing practice. The Board also approved a $2.5 million loan to carry the county to the next tax distribution date.

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Riverside Foundation gears up for Heart Ball >

The Riverside Medical Center ‘Heart & Vascular Institute’ will benefit from this year’s Riverside Healthcare Foundation HEART BALL. The event is March 10 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

It’s commonly referred to as the Riverside Prom, according to Matt McBurnie, who tells listeners this fun-event is a celebration of bringing the community together......

Details and other info is available at 815-933-7799 or online at RiversideHealthcare.org/heart-ball-2-18.

Matt says this event is a party, it’s a celebration of what Riverside is all about .......

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ABATE to escort veterans to Traveling Vietnam Wall in Jasper-Newton County

The Jasper/Newton and LaPorte County branches of ABATE Indiana are making arrangements for hundreds of bikers to ride from the LaPorte County Fairgrounds to Rensselaer’s Brookside Park on Memorial Day weekend this year.

The ride, which will include several buses to transport registered veterans, will be making the trip to raise funds for the Jasper County Veterans Council. It will also be giving veterans living a long distance away the chance to pay their respects at the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall while it is in Rensselaer. The ride will take place on Saturday, May 26.

Read more: ABATE to escort veterans to Traveling Vietnam Wall in Jasper-Newton County

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NIU Community To Mark 10-Year Anniversary Of Campus Shooting

There will be silence and reflection at Northern Illinois University this week. Tomorrow marks the ten-year anniversary of the campus shooting that left five people dead and injured 17 others back in 2008. NIU says in the decade since student Steven Kazmierczak started shooting in a classroom, thousands of people have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a scholarship program in the name of those killed and wounded. There will be a ceremony on campus tomorrow.

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Safest College Campuses in America announced for 2018

The National Council for Home Safety and Security announces their Safest College Campuses in America for 2018. The top five are:

1. Brigham Young University-Idaho (Rexburg, Idaho)

2. Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan)

3. Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, Kentucky)

4. University of Rhode Island (South Kingston, Rhode Island)

5. Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, Massachusetts)

The list is created using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education. The highest ranked University campuses boast low total campus and local area crime.

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