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Kankakee County Soldiers
LeagueIBL (2007–2011)
IBA (2011–?)
Team historyChicago Heights Soldiers
Windy City Soldiers
Kankakee County Soldiers
Based inKankakee, Illinois
ArenaKing Middle Grade School
ColorsOrange, Black
OwnerBarry Bradford
Head coachTim Riekin

The Kankakee County Soldiers was a semi-professional basketball team of the Independent Basketball Association (IBA).

For their first five seasons (2007-11), the Soldiers played in the International Basketball League (IBL). In October 2011 team president Barry Bradford formed the Independent Basketball Association. The Soldiers were one of six charter members of the IBA.


Formed in 2007 as the Chicago Heights Soldiers, the club became the Windy City Soldiers in 2008. For the 2009 season it was announced that the team name would change from Windy City Soldiers to Kankakee County Soldiers.

Kankakee County played six seasons in the IBL, winning the 2010 Winter season.

The Soldiers were winners of the first five[1] IBA championships. That streak ended in June 2014 when Grand Rapids Fusion captured the IBA Spring season title.

Season by season

Season Wins Losses Finish Playoffs
2007 IBL 0 18 6th
2008 IBL 11 16 4th
2009 IBL 12 8 4th
2010 IBL Spring 22 11 4th
2010 IBL Winter 3 0 1st IBL Champions
2011 IBL 15 10 5th
2011-12 Fall 12 5 1st IBA Champion
2012 Spring 12 3 1st IBA Champion
2012-13 Fall 18 2 1st IBA Champion
2013 Spring ? ? ? IBA Champion
2013-14 Fall 13 3 1st IBA Champion
2014 Spring 7 4 2nd IBA Runner-up
2014-15 Fall 5 6 4th Semifinalist
2015 Spring 6 5 4th IBA Runner-up
2015 Fall 6 2 1st IBA Champion


2007 IBL


  1. ^ "Soldiers complete drive for 5". The Daily Journal. Retrieved 28 January 2014.