10 Questions with J.R. Black (Kankakee Daily Journal)

See link in the left sidebar for an article about the donation of his personal papers to Olivet Nazarene University.

This collection may contain some unique items, which will be digitized by staff at Benner Library, in addition to links to items in Mr. Black's papers which already had a online version.

Questions? Please contact Jasmine Cieszynski, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Associate Professor at Olivet Nazarene University.

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Submissions from 2020

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Aerial View of the Kankakee River, J.R. Black

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Elk's Country Club and Lodge Aerial Photo and Plat of Survey, Meece Gingerich Gereaux and Associates and Mark J. Schierholz

Four-Photo Poster of the Kankakee River, J.R. Black

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Grand Kankakee Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Focus Area, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation 2000 Ecosystem Partnership Contacts, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation 2000 Ecosystem Partnerships, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Mud to Parks, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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Kankakee, Unknown

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Kankakee County, Kankakee River Basin Partnership

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Kankakee River Basin Partnership Stewardship Plan Posters, Kankakee River Basin Partnership

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Kankakee River Project (Map), Nani Bhowmik and Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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Kankakee River Working Group Existing Conditions, Kankakee River Working Group

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Kankakee River Working Group Existing Conditions Map, Kankakee River Working Group

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Kankakee Sediment Proposal, Unknown

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Populated Area of the Kankakee River Poster, J.R. Black

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Reclaiming Trim Creek: Managing growth and protecting resources in the Kankakee River Watershed, Metropolitan Planning Council, Campaign for Sustainable Growth, and Openlands Project

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River Bank of the Kankakee River Poster, J.R. Black

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Rural Area of the Kankakee River Poster, J.R. Black

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State and Federal Government Programs which are directed at the Kankakee River Basin Poster, Kankakee River Basin Partnership

Submissions from 2017

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Illinois strategy showcases collaborative efforts to reduce nutrient loads to Illinois rivers and streams, RiverBend.com

Submissions from 2011

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Ethanol plant delays distilling distrust, Marc Chase

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Illinois Recreational Access Program, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Submissions from 2010

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FSA/IDNR Annouce Expansion of Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, Chris McCloud and Januari Smith

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Too little, too late: Not enough enough food in Great Lakes to support Asian carp?, Sea Grant Illinois-Indiana

Submissions from 2009

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Before the Well Runs Dry: Ensuring Sustainable Water Supplies for Illinois, Metropolitan Planning Council

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Kankakee County Greenways and Trails Plan 2009, Kankakee County Regional Planning Department

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The Condition of the Illinois Water Resources 1999, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Water

Submissions from 2008

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Biological Stream Ratings, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Submissions from 2007

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Illinois River Basin Restoration Comprehensive Plan With Integrated Environmental Assessment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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Outdoor Illinois Conservation 2000: April 2007, Cindy Johnston, J. R. Black, John McKee, John Sommerhof, Judy Roby, Liz Jones, Rick Rudey, and Tracy Evans

Submissions from 2006

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Kankakee Valley Park District Riverfront Parks Master Plan, Land Resource Management Group

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State Line Bridge, HistoricBridges.org

State Line Bridge and Vicinity Existing Land Use and Planning Map, Kankakee River Working Group

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Trim Creek Watershed Planning Areas (Green Infrastructure), Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands Project, and Campaign for Sensible Growth

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Trim Creek Watershed Planning Areas (Natural Resource Inventory), Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands Project, and Campaign for Sensible Growth

Submissions from 2005

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Bank Erosion Survey of the Main Stem of the Kankakee River in Illinois and Indiana, Nani G. Bhowmik, Misganaw Demissie, David Soong, Erin Bauer, William C. Bogner, and Jim Slowikowski

Submissions from 2004

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Chicago Journal; A Mudflow Rolls to a City That Couldn't Be Happier, Monica Davey

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Illinois River Coordinating Council Minutes of Thursday, September 23, 2004 Meeting Wildlife Prairie State Park, Peoria, Illinois River Coordinating Council

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Lake of the Woods, Marshall County, Indiana Watershed Management Plan, D. J. Case and Associates and JFNew

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Mud-to Parks Project Begins in Illinois River, American City and County

Submissions from 2003

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Anthropogenic Constituents in Shallow Ground Water in the Upper Illinois River Basin, William S. Morrow

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Land Cover Of Illinois in the Early 1800's, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois Natural History Survey

Submissions from 2001

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Iroquois River Watershed Restoration Action Strategy, Indiana Department of Environmental Management

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River Geometry, Bank Erosion, and Sand Bars within the Main Stem of the Kankakee River in Illinois and Indiana, Nani G. Bhowmik and Misganaw Demissie

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Step-By-Step Guide to Conducting a Social Profile for Watershed Planning, Karyn K. McDermaid and Daniel C. Barnstable

Submissions from 2000

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A Pictorial Overview of the Kankakee river in Illinois and Indiana, Nani Bhowmik, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Erin Bauer

Illinois State Water Survey Map of Momence and Kankakee, Illinois State Water Survey

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Kankakee River Basin in Illinois: Hydraulics, Hydrology, River Geometry, and Sand Bars, Nani Bhowmik and Misganaw Demissie

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Letters from the Illinois State Water Survey on the Kankakee River Project., Nani Bhowmik

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State scientist paints bleak river sedimentation picture, Bill Byrns

Submissions from 1999

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1999 Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System, Illinois River Resource Management

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A Study of Natural and Restored Wetland Hydrology, U.S. Geological Survey

Submissions from 1998

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Kankakee River Area Access Volume 3: Living Resources, William G. Ruesink, Daniel K. Niven, Timothy J. S. Whitefeld, Katherine J. Hunter, Liane B. Suloway, Steven R. Hill, John B. Taft, Connie J. Carrol, Scott K. Robinson, Steven D. Bailey, Joyce E. Hoffman, Edward J. Heske, Christopher A. Phillips, John K. Bouseman, Larry M. Page, Kevin S. Cummings, Christine A. Mayer, Mark J. Wetzel, Donald W. Webb, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Office of Scientific Research and Analysis

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Kankakee River Area Assessment Volume 1: Geology, Myrna M. Killey, William W. Shilts, C. Pius Weibel, Lisa R. Smith, Michael L. Barnhardt, Donald E. Luman, Edward C. Smith, Daniel C. Barnstable, Christopher A. Gehard, and Timothy H. Larson

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Kankakee River Area Assessment Volume 2: Water Resources, Nani G. Bhowmik, Robert Sinclair, Mark Varner, Christopher Wellner, Sarah Hibbeler, Becky Howard, H. Vernon Knapp, Michael Miller, Liane Suloway, Laura Keefer, James Angel, Wayne Armstrong, Gana Ramamurthy, Kennith Nichols, Misganaw Demissie, Renji Xia, William Bogner, Kennith Hilinka, John Blomberg, Kay Charles, Thomas Holm, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Office of Scientific Research and Analysis

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Kankakee River Area Assessment Volume 4: Socio-Economic Profile; Environmental Quality; Archaeological Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Office of Scientific Research and Analysis

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Kankakee River Area Assessment Volume 5: Early Accounts of the Ecology of the Kankakee River Area, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Office of Scientific Research and Analysis

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Lakes in the Kankakee/Iroquois River Watersheds, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Water

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New Hope for Illinois Rivers, John Husar

Submissions from 1997

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Changes in Cross-Section Geometry and Channel Volume in Two Reaches of the Kankakee River in Illinois 1959-94, Paul J. Terrio and John E. Nazimak

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Changes in Cross-Section Geometry and Channel Volume in Two Reaches of the Kankakee River in Illinois, 1959-94, Paul J. Terrio and John E. Nazimek

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Suspended-Sediment Budget for the Kankakee River Basin, 1993-95, Robert H. Holmes Jr.

Submissions from 1996

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Inventory of Resource Rich Areas in Illinois: An Evaluation of Ecological Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Liane Suloway, Mark Joselyn, Patrick W. Brown, Center for Wildlife Ecology, and Illinois Natural History Survey

Submissions from 1995

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Dendrogeomorphic Estimate of Changed in Sedimentation Along the Kankakee River Near Momence, Illinois, Richard L. Phipps, Gary P. Johnson, and Paul J. Terrio

Submissions from 1994

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Wetland Resources of Illinois: An Analysis and Atlas, Liane Suloway and Marvin Hubbell

Submissions from 1993

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Surface-Water-Quality assessment of the Upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Data on Manmade Nonagricultural Volatile and Semivolatile Organic Chemicals in Water, May 1988 Through March 1990, Faith A. Fitzpatrick and John A. Colman

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Water Resources and Land Use Priorities Task Force Report, Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Department of Conservation

Submissions from 1991

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USGS Proposal Sedimentation of the Kankakee River in Illinois, US Geological Survey

Submissions from 1989

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Regional assessment of the ground-water resources in eastern Kankakee and northern Iroquois counties, Stuart J. Cravens, Steven D. Wilson, and Robert C. Barry

Submissions from 1981

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Geology of the Kankakee River System in Kankakee County, Illinois, David L. Gross and Richard C. Berg

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Sediment Tranport and Hydraulics of Flow in the Kankakee River, Illinois - Phase II, Nani Bhowmik and William C. Bogner

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The Kankakee River Yesterday and Today, J. Loreena Ivens, Allison R. Brigham, Nani Bhowmik, David L. Gross, Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois State Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Submissions from 1980

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Hydraulics of Flow and Sediment Tansport in the Kankakee River in Illinois, Nani Bhowmik, Allen P. Bonini, William C. Bogner, and Richard P. Byrne

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Kankakee County, Illinois Important Farmlands, U.S Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service

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Navigability Determination of the Kankakee River, Richard L. Harris and United States Army Corp, North Central Division, Corps of Engineers

Submissions from 1940

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Kankakee River Preservation Association: Report to District Engineer U.S. Engineer Office, Neil Metclaf

Submissions from 1909

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A Report Upon the Drainage of Agricultural Lands in the Kankakee River Valley, Indiana, United States Department of Agriculture, Morton H. Downey, and William David Pence

Submissions from 1900

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Map of the Kankakee Valley in Lake Newton and part of Jasper Counties Indiana, M.J. Ahlgrim Shelby Ind.