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.

Meet the Mayor
Expungement Fair 2020

United States Census 2020

The Census has been a cornerstone of our democracy since the first national count in 1790. It is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.

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Bounce Back Kankakee

Phase 4

To better prepare businesses and employers, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has outlined all guidelines for phase four under the Restore Illinois Plan. If business owners have additional questions, contact the ECDA at 815-933-0506.

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Livestream Videos

Live Broadcasts

As of July 1, 2020, City of Kankakee meetings and public comments have resumed to in-person as previously before the pandemic. City of Kankakee meetings will continue to be broadcasted LIVE on Comcast local channel four, the City of Kankakee’s YouTube channel and website.

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Ongoing Events

 
 

Upcoming Events

    Free Secual Harassment Prevention Training
    Aug 11th

    Free Secual Harassment Prevention Training

    6:00 pm - 3:04 pm
    Zoom

    The next open session of Zoom Sexual Harassment Prevention Training sponsored by KC-CASA will be held on August 11 at 6:00pm.

    3rd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards Celebration
    Aug 11th

    3rd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards Celebration

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Live Stream | Channel 4 & Website | Facebook Live | YouTube Channel

    Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong is set to recognize seven women for their impact in the community during the 3rd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards Celebration on

    2020 Census Table at Kankakee Public Library
    Aug 12th

    2020 Census Table at Kankakee Public Library

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    First Floor of Kankakee Public Library
    Sandwiches with a side of jam
    Aug 12th

    Sandwiches with a side of jam

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Harold + Jean Miner Festival Square | 199 S. East Ave. | Kankakee

    The Lunchtime Concert Series

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 13th

    Clay Buddies

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Tai Chi Class
    Aug 14th

    Tai Chi Class

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Online

    If you are age 60 or older, join us for this FREE, gentle exercise class designed for all fitness levels!

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 14th

    Clay Buddies

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor
    Aug 14th

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

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

    Hippocrates Health & Wellness Fair
    Aug 15th

    Hippocrates Health & Wellness Fair

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    606 E Court St | Kankakee

    Tyjuan Hagler Back to School Giveaway! Free physicals, free vision screening.

    Hipócrates Feria de Salud & Bienestar
    Aug 15th

    Hipócrates Feria de Salud & Bienestar

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    606 E Court St | Kankakee

    Tyjuan Hagler ¡Obsequios de regreso a la escuela!

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 15th

    Clay Buddies

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Mingle with the Mayor
    Aug 15th

    Mingle with the Mayor

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Pizza Hut

    Please consider joining us to ask questions, share ideas, and get to know your Mayor. We hope to see you there!

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 20th

    Clay Buddies

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Tai Chi Class
    Aug 21st

    Tai Chi Class

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Online

    If you are age 60 or older, join us for this FREE, gentle exercise class designed for all fitness levels!

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 21st

    Clay Buddies

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Friday Night Concert Series
    Aug 21st

    Friday Night Concert Series

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Harold & Jean Miner Square | 199 S East Ave. | Kankakee

    FREE EVENT

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 22nd

    Clay Buddies

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Aug 26th

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    Radio Station WVLI 92.7
    FIRST WARD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
    Aug 26th

    FIRST WARD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Second Baptist Church | 717 N. Wildwood Avenue | Kankakee

    To become active in your neighborhood, support your community, learn about what is going on in your local government, have a voice, problem solve, provide

    Kankakee Chats
    Aug 26th

    Kankakee Chats

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

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

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 27th

    Clay Buddies

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 28th

    Clay Buddies

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we

    Tai Chi Class
    Aug 28th

    Tai Chi Class

    12:01 pm - 12:01 pm
    Online

    If you are age 60 or older, join us for this FREE, gentle exercise class designed for all fitness levels!

    Clay Buddies
    Aug 29th

    Clay Buddies

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    During these unusual times, we decided to bring art therapy to you. Once a week we will be giving out a mission. The mission will be completed using the items we