Chapter 12 - Elections and Ward Boundaries

21 December 2017

CHAPTER 12

 

ELECTIONS AND WARD BOUNDARIES

 

Editor's note‑‑Ord. No. 84‑32, Sec. 1, adopted Oct. 2, 1984, amended Ch. 12 by repealing Secs. 12 -1--12‑16 inclusive, pertaining to elections and boundaries, and which derived from Secs. 2-01‑‑2.06‑‑2-16; Sec. 1 of an ordinance enacted May 20, 1968; and from the following ordinances:

 

Ord. No.                      Sec.                 Date                             Ord. No.            Sec.  Date

 

69-42                           1                      3-17-69                       79-21               1          7-2-79

71-31                           1                      8-16-71                       79-22               1          7-2-79

71-32                           1                      8-16-71                       79-23               1          7-2-79

71-32                           1                      8-16-71                       79-24               1          7-2-79

73-55                           1                      9-4-73                         81-28               1          6-1-81

73-56                           1                      9-4-73                         81-29               1          6-1-81

 

 

In addition Secs. 2‑9 of Ord. No. 84‑32 enacted new provisions which have been included herein as now Secs. 12-1--129.

 

Cross Reference‑‑Ordinances establishing polling places in ward precincts within the City, the rental fees for such places, and the pay of election judges serving in City elections saved from repeal, Sec. 1‑7(8).

 

State law references-- Elections generally, Ill. Rev. Stat.

Ch. 46; elected City Officials, Ch. 24, Sec. 3‑4‑1 et seq.

 

Sec. 12‑01.      Division into wards.

 

The City of Kankakee shall be divided into seven (7) wards divided as equally as possible according to population within each ward designated herein, the descriptions thereof being hereinafter set forth. (Ord. No. 84‑32, Sec. 2, 10‑2‑84)(Ord. No. 01-73,11/19/01)

 

Sec. 12‑02.      First ward.

 

The First Ward shall consist of all of that part of the City bounded as follows:  Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Entrance Avenue and the North right-of-way line of  Brookmont Boulevard; thence Southerly along the center line of said Entrance Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Chestnut Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Chestnut Street to its intersection with the center line of Washington Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Washington Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Court Street; thence Easterly  along the center line of said Court Street to its intersection with the center line of Chicago Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Chicago Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Merchant Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Merchant Street to its intersection with the center line of Wildwood Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Wildwood Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Station Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Station Street to its intersection with the centerline of Evergreen Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of said Evergreen Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Maple Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Maple Street to its intersection with the centerline of Elm Street; thence Northerly along the center line of said Elm Street to its intersections intersection with the center line of Court Street; thence Easterly along the center line of Court Street to its intersection with the centerline of  Hobbie Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of said Hobbie Avenue to the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing; thence following along the said corporate limit line of the City, as now existing; to its intersection with the North right-of-way line of Brookmont Boulevard; thence Westerly along the North right-of-way line of said Brookmont Boulevard to the point of beginning. (84-32, Sec. 3, 10-2-84)(Ord. No. 01-73, 11/19/01)

 

Sec. 12‑03.      Second ward.

 

The Second Ward shall consist of all that part of the City bounded as follows:  Beginning at the intersection of the center line of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad right‑of‑way and Court Street; thence Southerly along the center line of said Illinois Central Gulf Railroad right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of the Kankakee River; thence Westerly along the center line of said Kankakee River to its intersection with the center line of McMullen drive; thence Southerly along the center line of McMullen drive to its intersection with the center line of Charles Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Charles Street to its intersection with the center line of Washington Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Washington Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Jeffery Street; thence Easterly along center line of said Jeffery Street, as extended Easterly, to its intersection with the center line of Cobb Boulevard, as extended Southerly; thence Northerly along the center line of said Cobb Boulevard, as extended Southerly, to its intersection with the center line of Rosewood Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of said Rosewood Avenue to its intersection with the center line of River Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said River Street to its intersection with the center of Nelson Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of said Nelson Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Maple Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Maple Street to its intersection with the center line of Evergreen Street; thence Southerly along the center line of said Evergreen Street to its intersection with the center line of Station Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Station Street to its intersection with the center line of Wildwood Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of said Wildwood Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Merchant Street; thence Westerly along the center line of Merchant Street to its intersection with the center line of Chicago Avenue; thence Northerly along the center line of said Chicago Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Court Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Court Street to the point of beginning.(Ord. No. 84-32, Sec. 4, 10-2-84)(Ord. No. 01-73,11/19/01)

 

Sec. 12‑04.      Third ward.

 

The Third Ward shall consist of all that part the City bounded as follows:  Beginning at the intersection of the West right-of-way line of Main Avenue and the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing; thence Easterly along the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing, to its  intersection with the center line of the Kankakee River; thence following along the meandering center line of said Kankakee River to its intersection with the West lot line of Lots 1 & 14, Oakdale Subdivision, as extended Northeasterly; thence Southwesterly along the West lot line of said Lots  1& 14, Oakdale Subdivision, as extended Northeasterly to its intersection with the center line of  Wall Street; thence Northwesterly along the center line of said Wall Street to its intersection with the center line of Calista Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Calista Street to its  intersection with the center line of said Eighth Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line to its  intersection with the center line of Charles Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Charles Street to its intersection with the center line of Tenth Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Tenth Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Hawkins Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Hawkins Street to its intersection with the enter lie of Curtis Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Curtis Avenue to its intersection with the South right-of-way of Jeffery Street; thence Westerly along the South right-of-way line of said Jeffery Street to its intersection with the corporate limit line of the City as now existing; thence following along  the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing, to its intersection with the West right-of-way line of Main Street; thence Northerly along the West right-of-way line of said Main Street to point of beginning. (Ord. No. 01-73,11/19/01)

 

Sec. 12-05.  Fourth Ward.

 

The Fourth Ward shall consist of all that part the City bounded as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Kankakee River and McMullen Drive; thence Westerly along the center line of said Kankakee River to its intersection with the West lot line of Lots 1 & 14, Oakdale Subdivision, as extended Northeasterly; thence Southwesterly along the West lot line of said Lots 1 & 14, Oakdale Subdivision, as extended Northeasterly to its intersection with the center line of Wall Street; thence  to its intersection with the center line of Calista Street; thence Westerly along the center line if said CalistaStreet to its intersection with center line of Eighth Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Eighth Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Charles Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said of Charles Street to its intersection with the center line of said Charles Street to its intersection with the center line of said Tenth Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Tenth Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Hawkins Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Hawkins Street to its intersection with the center line of Curtis Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Curtis Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Jeffery Street; thence following along the corporate limits line, as now existing, to its intersection with the center line of Kankakee River; thence following along the meandering center line of said Kankakee River to its intersection with the center line of Jeffery Street, as extended Easterly; thence Westerly along the center line of said Jeffery Street, as extended Easterly, to its intersection with the center line of Washington Avenue; thence Northerly along the center of said Washington Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Charles Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Charles Street to its intersection with the center line of McMullen Drive; thence Northerly along the center line of said McMullen to the point of beginning. (Ord. No. 84-32, Sec. 6, 10-2-84; Ord. No 85-9, Sec. 3, 2-4-85)(Ord. No. 01-73, 11/19/01)

 

Sec. 12‑06.      Fifth ward.

 

The Fifth Ward shall consist of all that part of the City bounded as follows:  Beginning at the intersection of West right‑of-way line of Brookmont Boulevard; thence Easterly along the North right-of-way line of said Brookmont Boulevard to its intersection with the center line of Entrance Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Entrance Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Chestnut Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Chestnut Street to its intersection with the center line of Washington Avenue; thence Southerly along center line of said center line of said Washington Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Court Street; thence Easterly along the center line of said Court Street to its intersection with the center line of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad right-of-way; thence Southerly along the center line of said Illinois Central Gulf Railroad right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of the Kankakee River; thence following along the meandering center line of said Kankakee River to its intersection with the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing; thence following along the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing, to its intersection with the West right-of-way line of Kennedy Drive; thence Northerly along the West right-of-way line of said Kennedy Drive to the point of Beginning. (ord. No. 84-32, Sec. 7, 10-2-83)(Ord. No. 01-73, 11/19/01)

 

Sec. 12‑07.      Sixth ward.

 

The Sixth Ward shall consist of all that part of the City bounded as follows:  Beginning at the intersection of the center line of River Street Cobb Boulevard; thence Southerly along the center line of said Cobb Boulevard, as extended South, to its intersection with the center line of the Kankakee River; thence Southerly and Easterly along the meandering center line of said Kankakee River to its intersection with the East right-of-way line of Interstate 57; thence Northerly along the East right-of-way line of said Interstate 57 to its intersection with the corporate limit line as now existing; thence Easterly along said corporate limits line as now existing to its intersection with the center line of Maple Street (Waldron Road); thence Northwesterly along the center line of said Maple Street (Waldron Road) to its intersection with the center line of Nelson Avenue; (Ord. No. 84-82, Sec. 8, 10-2‑84; Ord. No. 85‑9, Sec. 4, 2‑4‑85, Ord. No. 01-73, 11/19/01)

 

 

Sec. 12‑08.      Seventh ward.

 

The Seventh Ward shall consist of all that part of the City bounded as follows:  Beginning at the intersection of the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing, and the center line of   Hobbie Avenue; thence Southerly along the center line of said Hobbie Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Court Street; thence Westerly along the center line of said Court Street to its intersection with the center line of Elm Street; thence Southerly along the center line of said Elm Street to its intersection with the center line of Maple Street; thence and Easterly an Southerly along the center line of Maple Street its intersection with the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing; thence along the corporate limit line of the City, as now existing, to the point of beginning. (Ord. No. 84‑32, Sec. 9, 10‑2‑84, Ord. No. 01-73,11/19/01)

 

 

ELECTIONS AND WARD BOUNDARIES.............................................................................. 12

Division into wards....................................................................................................... 12 - 01

Fifth ward ‑ Boundary.................................................................................................. 12 - 06

First ward ‑ Boundary.................................................................................................. 12 - 02

Fourth ward ‑ Boundary............................................................................................... 12 - 05

Second ward ‑ Boundary............................................................................................. 12 - 03

Seventh ward ‑ Boundary............................................................................................. 12 - 08

Sixth ward ‑ Boundary................................................................................................. 12 - 07

Third ward ‑ Boundary................................................................................................. 12 - 04