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     January 13, 2020      #42-13 KDJ
Longtime Kankakee business owner Norm Graham eats lunch Friday afternoon at his store, Graham Furniture, on West Court Street — something he’s done almost every day for at least 10 years. Graham will retire this year after 30 years of business in Kankakee as his building is set to be sold May 1.

Time to retire: Norm Graham, 85, selling his

KANKAKEE — Even Norm Graham cannot run a business forever.

But he certainly gave it a try.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department Patrolman Griffin Able-Bernier and Rachel DeBoer recently adopted a 13-week-old German shepherd from the Kankakee County Animal Control shelter. Daily Journal/Laura McElroy

Following a 30-year career in Kankakee selling furniture and manufacturing lighting, Graham is selling his city-based business, Graham Furniture, 189 W. Court St.

“He said it’s time for him to relax and watch the squirrels,” said his granddaughter, Jessica Ogryzek, a 2004 graduate of Herscher High School who now lives in Lake Villa. “I’ve told him now that he has some time, he can come and visit. It’s nice to know he’s going to have some free ...

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Norm Graham returns to building furniture after finishing lunch Friday afternoon at his store, Graham Furniture, on West Court Street. After 30 years of business in Kankakee, Graham will retire this year with his building set to be sold May 1.

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