Kankakee News

Top news from around the city and information straight from the Mayor's Desk.

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It is my hope that you will find the website helpful to access information, stay abreast of policy changes, and promote community events. We are here to serve so do not hesitate to contact us with any suggestions, ideas, and recommendations to move Kankakee Forward.
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Police Chief Frank Kosman’s Welcome Reception

Police Chief Frank Kosman’s Welcome Reception

Please join us for Kankakee Police Chief Frank Kosman’s welcome reception. This event is open to the public. Residents are encouraged to come out for a meet and greet as we welcome him to the City of Kankakee.  Refreshments will be served.

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Upcoming Events

    Kankakee Police Chief Frank Kosman’s Welcome Reception
    Aug 26th

    Kankakee Police Chief Frank Kosman’s Welcome Reception

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 4th Floor Auditorium | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    Please join us for Kankakee Police Chief Frank Kosman’s welcome reception. This event is open to the public. Residents are encouraged to come out for a meet and

    Schuyler Avenue Streetscape Plan Meetings
    Aug 27th

    Schuyler Avenue Streetscape Plan Meetings

    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    The Majestic Theater

    You are invited to participate in upcoming coordination meetings. The City’s design consultant will be present to address questions and share information about

    Kankakee Chats
    Aug 27th

    Kankakee Chats

    7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
    Live Stream | Channel 4 & Website | Facebook Live

    Enjoy Kankakee Chats, a place you can watch live video with Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong submit questions during the video feed here.

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Aug 28th

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    WVLI -- 292 N. Convert Bourbonnais
    Shoe Fest
    Aug 30th

    Shoe Fest

    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See | Manteno

    Shoe Fest is a 3 day music and camping festival held at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL.

    Farmers' Market
    Aug 31st

    Farmers' Market

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Intersection of S. Schuyler Ave. and Merchant St. in downtown Kankakee

    The Kankakee Farmers’ Market is family-friendly, providing activities and music to visitors of all ages. Open almost exactly half the year, be sure to spend

    Aug 31st

    PastaFest

    1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Pioneer Park

    Home cooks competing in a pasta cook off. Activities for children. Pasta eating contest. Dj and live music.