Kankakee News

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

Welcome to the City of Kankakee!

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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KANKAKEE ECDA SURVEYS!

Take a few moments to complete surveys to help the Economic and Community Development Agency better serve the City of Kankakee. Your feedback is vital to the work we do!

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Upcoming Events

    Preparing for Work While in School
    Oct 15th

    Preparing for Work While in School

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 201 East Merchant | Kankakee

    Participants learn what should be happening in school to ensure that students with disabilities find satisfying work in the community.

    Nurse in the Library
    Oct 18th

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.

    A Night in Sleepy Hollow
    Oct 18th

    A Night in Sleepy Hollow

    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    https://www.btpd.org/sleepy_hollow.php

    Centuries later stories continue of the Headless Horseman riding through Sleepy Hollow from those who have claimed to witness the ghoulish event! Can it be just

    A Night in Sleepy Hollow
    Oct 19th

    A Night in Sleepy Hollow

    4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Perry Farm Park, 459 N Kennedy Dr, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

    Centuries later stories continue of the Headless Horseman riding through Sleepy Hollow from those who have claimed to witness the ghoulish event! Can it be just

    United States Census Bureau NOW HIRING!!!
    Oct 22nd

    United States Census Bureau NOW HIRING!!!

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kankakee Workforce Services | 450 North Kinzie Ave. | Bradley

    Space is Limited Please RSVP: 815-802-8972 or tasha.hanson@illinois.gov

    Planning Ahead: Future Finances & Supports
    Oct 22nd

    Planning Ahead: Future Finances & Supports

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant | Kankakee

    Information will be presented on how to set up your finances to protect and provide for your family member with a disability.

    Nurse in the Library
    Oct 25th

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.

    Don't Be the Dealer
    Oct 26th

    Don't Be the Dealer

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Northfield Square Mall | 1600 North State Route 50 | Bourbonnais IL

    Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

    Bordertown Hauntings
    Oct 26th

    Bordertown Hauntings

    11:25 pm - 11:25 pm
    Historic downtown Momence

    You don’t have to go far to experience the only Halloween Festival in Kankakee County. Downtown business owners will provide treats to the revelers. In addition

    The Salvation Army - Meals & Toys for Christmas 2019
    Oct 28th

    The Salvation Army - Meals & Toys for Christmas 2019

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Salvation Army | 543 E Court St. | Kankakee

    Come Apply!

    Nurse in the Library
    Oct 28th

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.

    Moving On: Life in the Community
    Oct 29th

    Moving On: Life in the Community

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant | Kankakee

    Do satisfying opportunities for young adults with disabilities exist in the community?

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Oct 30th

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    WVLI -- 292 N. Convert Bourbonnais
    Trunk or Treat
    Oct 30th

    Trunk or Treat

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    LOCATED BEHIND THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING | 385 E. OAK STREET | KANKAKEE

    HOSTED BY THE KANKAKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Kankakee Chats
    Oct 31st

    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.