Kankakee News

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

City of Kankakee Mayor

Welcome to the City of Kankakee!

As Mayor of the City of Kankakee, I am pleased to welcome you to our city on the rise. Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to learn more about our community. From our newly and ever evolving downtown, our historic district's scenic homes with panoramic views of the Kankakee River, our schools and parks, diverse neighborhoods to our community services and inherent volunteerism, the City of Kankakee has something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

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The Economic and Community Development Agency’s (ECDA) Public Service Program will be accepting applications beginning in December for the FY 2022-23 grant year of funding opportunity. Information regarding the application process is within the infographic and you can call 815-933-0506 for more information.



AmeriCorps Openings

Applications are currently being accepted for two AmeriCorps VISTA service members to work with the ECDA’s housing counsel programs. This full-time paid volunteer opportunity is a one-year commitment. Service-minded individuals who are familiar with further developing a start-up program, enthusiastic about helping others, and have experience working and collaborating with diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

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Seeking Input: American Rescue Plan Act Spending

Mayor Chris Curtis, in consultation with Kankakee City Council members, is asking City of Kankakee residents to share their priorities for the expenditure of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. The City was allocated approximately $14.6 million in federal assistance to help recover from the pandemic, and public input will help determine how this money is spent.



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Ongoing Events

Aunt Martha's Youth Annual Physicals
Aunt Martha's Youth Annual Physicals
Salvation Army of Kankakee County Food Services
Duane Dean's COVID-19 Testing
Duane Dean's COVID-19 Testing
Riverside Mobile Food Pantry
 
 

Upcoming Events


    The Strips
    Jan 22nd

    The Strips

    7:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Good Vibrations | 1680 W Station St | Kankakee

    The Strips bring an Energetic blend of Power & Melody to the table, from unique Harmonies to Heavy.

    Fundraiser Basketball Game
    Jan 31st

    Fundraiser Basketball Game

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    KVPD Rec Center (150 N. Indiana Ave. in Kankakee)

    Join us as the police and fire take on each other in a charity basketball game! All proceeds will go towards the First Responders Children Foundation.