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Selma

FREE MOVIE SHOWING

Join us next month for a FREE showing of the movie “Selma” downtown Kankakee at Classic Cinemas Paramount Theatre Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The movie will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a discussion will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to first come first serve basis. We hope to see you there!

African American Civic Leaders' Scholarship

African American Civic Leaders' Scholarship

Mayor Wells-Armstrong, in partnership with the Kankakee Public Library and Community Foundation, is hosting the 2020 African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship event at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street in Kankakee.

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Upcoming Events

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor
    Feb 21st

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBA

    Join the Mayor and her husband for a date night to engage in a casual atmosphere and fellowship during a meal.

    SELMA
    Feb 25th

    SELMA

    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Classic Cinemas Paramount Theatre

    FREE MOVIE SHOWING

    Home Buyers #1: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?
    Feb 25th

    Home Buyers #1: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    ECDA Conference Room; 200 E. Court Street, Suite 410

    This is the first of a six (6) course series in receiving a certificate in Homebuyers Education.

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Feb 26th

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    Radio Station WVLI 92.7
    Kankakee Chats
    Feb 26th

    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.

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    Job Fair
    Feb 27th

    Job Fair

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Kankakee Workforce Services | 450 N Kinzie Ave | Bradley IL

    Come visit with businesses that are hiring!

    Census Hiring Event
    Feb 27th

    Census Hiring Event

    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Bradley Public Library

    The U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications for the 2020 Census. Jobs begin NOW!