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     March 13, 2019      #36-72 sdj
Three candidates for Kankakee City Council took part in a forum sponsored by the Kankakee County Branch of the NAACP Tuesday. From left to right are Karren Farmer, Ed Pentuic and Michael Cobbs.

Riverwalk,crime,housing top debate among city

Riverwalk, crimen, vivienda debate principal entre la ciudad

KANKAKEE — The proposed Riverwalk development, crime and shrinking home ownership were subjects of debate between three candidates vying for a seat on the 14-member Kankakee City Council.

At Tuesday night’s Kankakee County Branch of the NAACP-hosted debate, 6th Ward candidates Michael Cobbs, a Democrat, and Ed Pentuic, the Republican candidate, voiced their views on a variety of issues. Fourth Ward candidate Karren Farmer, a Democrat, also shared her views as they prepare for the April 2 election.

Farmer will face off against Republican incumbent Alderwoman Danita Grant Swanson in the midterm election. Swanson was not at the forum ...

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