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Daily Journal
     November 20, 2020      #14-325 KDJ

Gift of God night shelter closes 

By Lee Provost

KANKAKEE — The North Fifth Avenue homeless shelter in Kankakee has closed its nighttime operation due to problem homeless individuals.

Pastor Ed Kannapel, who has offered the Gift of God Street Church shelter at 660 N. Fifth Ave. since 2008, closed the overnight service of the shelter this week due to occupants' continued use of drugs, alcohol and pornography.

As a result of closing the overnight shelter — which ran from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. — a day shelter has replaced it. The day shelter operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors ...

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