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Why voting again on Crematorium?

Weathered crematory in Russel Jensen's skeleton of a warehouse for two years 2450 Grinnell Rd, Kankakee, IL (KankakeeGazette.com images)At the June 20, 2011 City Council meeting, the Council defeated Mr. Jensen’s request for a permit to operate a crematorium by defeating the motion to place the item on its second reading. Continue reading

Why did Aldermen change their votes and minds?

Next City Council Meeting January 17, 2012 with public comment on the record: Sign up to speak by 6:45 p.m.

Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff7:35 p.m. Jan 13, 2012.

These two Alderman, against Mr. Jensen’s Crematorium project since the issue came to the Planning Board nearly one year ago, suddenly had a change of heart at the Jan. 3 meeting: Continue reading

Who’s telling the truth: Dennis Baron or Russel Jensen?

Scales of Justice

Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff4:12 p.m. Jan 14, 2012.

Alderman Dennis Baron’s law firm Deck & Baron is the Corporate Agent for Brown Funeral Home of Manteno, LTD where Mr. Russel Jensen is part-owner. Continue reading

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