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.

2020 Private Security Camera Incentive Program (PSCIP)

The Private Security Camera Incentive Program creates an incentive for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to purchase and install security cameras that are intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. The program offers rebates for the purchase of security cameras.

Camera Program
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

    Letters From the North Pole
    Dec 10th

    Letters From the North Pole

    9:00 am - 11:55 pm
    KPD Rec Center | 150 N. Indiana Ave. | Kankakee

    Imagine the excitement on your child’s face upon receiving a personalized Santa email and photo this holiday season!