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     February 1, 2021      #64-32 KDJ
 

Donald Green, 16-year Kankakee mayor, dies 

By Lee Provost
lprovost@daily-journal.com


KANKAKEE — Donald Green had a love for Kankakee which was unmatched by nearly any other elected official and he never attempted to hide that affection.

Elected mayor in 1993, Green would eventually serve 16 years as the city’s top-elected official and helped put the city back on solid financial footing. However, his most enduring legacy will be his efforts to get county municipalities to think regionally, rather than as separate entities.

Green died late Sunday morning at Riverside Medical Center. He was 78.

By Lee Provost
lprovost@daily-journal.com


KANKAKEE — Donald Green had a love for Kankakee which was unmatched by nearly any other elected official and he never attempted to hide that affection.

Elected mayor in 1993, Green would eventually serve 16 years as the city’s top-elected official and helped put the city back on solid financial footing. However, his most enduring legacy will be his efforts to get county municipalities to think regionally, rather than as separate entities.

Green died late Sunday morning at Riverside Medical Center. He was 78.

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