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Thursday, February 15, 2024

New Beverage Journey Launched in Kankakee County

The Kankakee County Craft Beverage Trail is a great way for visitors and locals to taste their way through the county and interact with local businesses. This trail is comprised of 13 (and counting!) local businesses all boasting their own craft. Some offer coffee, some offer craft beer or wine, some offer smoothies or wine, but all offer a great atmosphere for people to gather.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Informational Session Planned

The River Edge Redevelopment Zone Program (RERZ) helps revive and redevelop properties adjacent to rivers in Illinois. RERZ provides several incentives authorized by State law, including sales tax exemption and property tax abatement. Other incentives are claimed on your Illinois Income Tax filing forms.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Land Bank Completes First Acquisition and Sale

The Kankakee Regional Land Bank Authority (KRLBA) completed their first acquisition and sale of a distressed property in Kankakee. The multi-unit property at 831 S. Washington Ave was acquired by the KRLBA through a deed in lieu of foreclosure. KRLBA abated taxes and released a request for proposal to find a qualified buyer to rehabilitate the property.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Free Pre-Apprenticeship Program Beginning Soon

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is offering a FREE Pre-Apprenticeship program in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties designed to provide on the job training and essential trade skills.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

CEO Program Accepts Applicants for Next School Year

Our local business community partners with area schools to create project-based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours, and one-on-one mentoring. Students earn high school credit upon successfully completing the two-semester course.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Two Hiring Events Planned for EV Battery Manufacturer

Gotion, Inc. will hold two local job fairs to recruit workers for the electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant to be located in Manteno.
Gotion has positions in all employment segments, not just manufacturing positions. They are looking for a variety of skill sets, said Annie Quach a member of the Gotion Recruiting Team.

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