September 13, 2012 2:28PM
Updated: October 15, 2012 9:15AM
50 years ago, 1962
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned a cheering throng in the Kankakee Civic Auditorium not to allow anything to happen in government, especially federal government, to weaken our sturdy character. Eisenhower rode into Kankakee in motorcade that was at times slowed to a crawl by thousands of flag-waving and cheering people lining the streets. He urged voters to work harder to promote the principles of free enterprise and reminded people that the nation’s founders believed in cooperation and in helping one another.
25 years ago, 1987
The Kennedy Early Education Center won’t be the same without Lucille Chada. “Grandma Chada,” as the students and teachers call her, spent her last day as a foster grandparent at the school. She is retiring at age 91, after 14 years with the program and seven at the center. She was recognized by the mayor’s office in 1986 as outstanding Citizen of the Month.