Tuesday 9-4-2012 at 7 p.m.
Kidding? Nope, not kidding.
In Review: The Mayor gets to choose an appointee. Then the Aldermen get to vote with their constituents in mind, saying yea or nay.
City of Kankakee “Flush Fund”
by Chopped Salad
Posted by kankakeegazette.com
News?⋅Sept. 4, 2012⋅ 12:46 p.m.
Residents of Kankakee who move to a different residence also located in Kankakee are being charged an increased rate of $57 per month for sewer and garbage (instead of the $45.50 they were paying). This charge continues 3 to 13 months, depending. Continue reading
(See 9-4-2012 article)
(See City of Kankakee Invents “Quorum of Two”)
Thanks to the quick investigative work of Kankakee Alderman Cheryl Jones of Ward #2, Kankakee Mayor Nina Epstein withdrew her appointment September 4, 2012, of retired Police Chief Kinkade’s brother to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Continue reading
Deadline to Opt-Out: Friday June 22
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff | News & Opinion June 16, 2012, 6:30 a.m.
The City of Kankakee’s choice for our electricity municipal aggregation program, First Energy Solutions Corp. (FES), forgot to provide accessible ways to opt-out of their program as required in their contract. And let’s be honest about this: the City of Kankakee forgot to care!
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff Jun 17, 2012
The Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division provides educational information on utility issues, resolves customer/utility disputes and develops rules on utility service and consumer protection.
You can talk with a representative by calling toll-free 1-800-524-0795. Or complete the online form.
Although ICC does not have regulatory power over private energy suppliers, they will work with you and a private energy supplier to settle disputes.
Michael Sewall, New Lenox Patch
Decreased rates and increased taxes had some readers’ heads spinning.
Starting this month, utility tax increases approved by the village [of New Lenox] go into effect, and they’re expected to add about $70 in annual costs for the average resident.
But didn’t we just get lower electricity rates? Continue reading »
Board not considering offer of “grants back”
“smell to it”
Daily Herald By Susan Sarkauskas | Article updated 7/18/2011 11:04 PM
North Aurora residents will pay about 25 percent less for their electricity starting this fall. continue reading »
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff Jan 17, 2012
Kraftdale residents were shocked by the news earlier tonight that Mr. Jensen withdrew his request for a crematorium permit.
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
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff⋅9:07 a.m. Jan 16, 2012.
Last week, Eric Sadler, Kankakee County Zoning and Development Coordinator, was asked by Kraftdale homeowner Randy Knickerbocker to review a permit request approved by the City of Kankakee Planning Board.
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 staff⋅7:35 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
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff⋅4:12 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
After 5½ years of garbage, 6-foot weeds,
rotting particle board, scattered car parts and a boat,
can this business change to a good neighbor?
by ABC Action News
The idea came from Scotland, the brainchild of biochemist Sandy Sullivan. Sullivan designed a machine that dissolves the body without using fire. more»
Huff Post Chicago First Posted: 8/29/11
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law Friday that gives government entities a longer time period to respond to requests for public records, despite a previous pledge to make such records more accessible and the open records process more transparent. continue–>
Kankakee City Council Mar 5, 2012 Marc Wakat Images