KCC Law Week begins today

April 30, 2019 GMT

KANKAKEE — Beginning today, Kankakee Community College is celebrating Law Week with a variety of events.

• From 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, the Illinois Supreme Court’s Historic Preservation Commission will be unveiling its traveling “Bicentennial of Illinois” Law Exhibit with a reception in the Arts & Sciences Foyer. Justice Thomas Kilbride will offer remarks. There will be a recognition of the Kankakee County Bar Association’s 2019 Mock Trial and Paralegal Studies scholarship winners.

• From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, a panel discussion will be held about the presidency, free speech and Michael Beschloss’ book, “Presidents of War” in the main auditorium. The event will be moderated by KCC professor Steve DePasquale. The panelists will be Pat Brady, a former federal prosecutor and former Illinois Republican Party chairman; Clifton Truman Daniel, author and eldest grandson of former President Harry Truman; Mike Frey, editor of the Daily Journal; and KCC professor Scott Kistler.

• From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the college will hold Family Trivia Night benefiting the Prairie State Legal Services. The cost is $10 for admission of a table of six. It will be in the college center.

• From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the Passport to Civics Fair in the Cavalier Room will be a chance for people to learn more about civics, get their passports stamped and enter to win a Windows 10 tablet. Participants are encouraged to bring nonperishable donations to the KCC Food Pantry for an extra chance to win.

• From 10 a.m. to noon Friday, the Illinois Appellate Court’s Third District will hold oral arguments in the Kankakee County Courthouse, Courtroom 300. Seating is limited and appropriate business attire is required. The event will be sponsored by the Kankakee County Bar Association and the Kankakee Society of Women in Law.

For more information, call Kristine Condon, a KCC professor, at 815-802-8216.