Author: larrykerkstra

79th House District Race

Dear Friends and Supporters: The Illinois State Board of Elections has ruled that my name will not be on the primary ballot for the Illinois House of Representatives, 79th District.  In many instances, prospective candidates are removed due to not enough or invalid signatures being filed. However, with your help, we turned in 350 more voter […]

Food Pantry on December 18th

Whole chickens, large boxes of fresh produce, Pepsi products. Also, while supplies last; toys, Pajamas, t-shirts, socks, underwear, kitchen tools & accessories, etc. Hosted by Still I Rise and others. Starting at noon on Saturday, December 18 at the Kankakee Farmers’ Market grounds (250 South Schuyler Avenue – on the corner of South Schuyler and […]

Prevailing Wage Database Allows Public to Monitor Wages Paid on Projects

SPRINGFIELD – Beginning January 1, 2022, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) will be responsible for maintaining a database that allows the public to search certified payrolls submitted by construction contractors on public works projects subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. This is the result of Public Act 102-0332 that was passed by the General Assembly and signed […]

Food Pantry on November 20

Stop by for turkeys, large boxes of fresh produce, soda, etc., at the next Still I Rise: Community Food Giveaway in collaboration with Top Box Foods. The event takes place on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at the Kankakee Farmers’ Market grounds (250 South Schuyler Avenue – on the corner of South Schuyler and Station Street) […]

Harbor House Donation Drive

Sometimes Harbor House’s needs grow to the point of quick trips to the store on a Sunday afternoon to buy towels and comforters for survivors coming into our emergency shelter. All of their programs, including emergency shelter, have seen significant increases in the number of survivors they are serving. However, the emergency shelter is the […]

Summer Meet and Greet

Join us at the new Uplifted Bistro on Schuyler Avenue in Bradley. Individual tickets are $10 which includes finger foods and a drink ticket. Beer and wine also included. Donate online via ActBlue. Friend Sponsorship: $50 (one ticket) Raffle Prize Sponsorship: $125 (two tickets) Beverage Sponsorship: $250 (three tickets) Food Sponsorship $500 (reserved table 4 tickets) Event […]

Live, Local and Progressive in Kankakee County

Tune into AM 820 for the Joan Esposito Show or watch Facebook Live. Guests on the Joan Esposito Show include: State Central Committeeman Al Riley and Congresswoman Robin Kelly. Meet local Kankakee County Democratic candidates: Charlene Eads for State Representative and Dondi Maricle for Kankakee County Circuit Clerk.