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Daily Journal
     December 17, 2020      #26-352 KDJ

Champion of the Kankakee River, Ed Mullady

By Lee Provost

KANKAKEE — There, of course, was a Kankakee River long before Ed Mullady began talking, writing and advocating for it.

However, the man and the river go so hand-in-hand it is hard to picture one without the other.

Mullady, perhaps the greatest champion of the Kankakee River — this region’s greatest natural resource — died Sunday. He was 94.

He was affectionately called the “Godfather of the Kankakee River.” He was also inducted into the Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame ...

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