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     April 16, 2021      #87-106 KDJ

Patience needed while the city transitions

By Ron Jackson

The sound of gunshots has become commonplace in the city of Kankakee. So much so, it is not really news anymore. But the loudest shot heard this year might be from the result of the Kankakee mayoral election. Bang. And, just like that, we have a change of the guard. The city of Kankakee will have a new person in charge. New leadership was voted in by a small percentage of eligible voters.

The challenger, 6th Ward Alderman Chris Curtis, won. The incumbent, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, lost. The winner amassed 600 more votes and takes office May 3 with a whole lot of expectations. That is exactly how the system in supposed to ...

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