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.
Invite the Mayor

Mingle with the Mayor

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

Pet Photo Contest!

Submit A Photo Of Your Pet And Win! A Winning Photo Will Be Chosen In Two Categories: “Best Photo Of A Pet Alone” And “Best Photo Of A Pet With Their Owner/Family”. 

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Upcoming Events

    Fridays After 5
    Jul 19th

    Fridays After 5

    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Harold & Jean Miner Square | 199 S East Ave. Kankakee

    Come out and enjoy a Friday night concert!

    Learn to Recycle Right
    Jul 20th

    Learn to Recycle Right

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Kankakee Farmers' Market | Downtown Kankakee

    Recycling Basics Step By Step, Tips, Available Resources, Questions & Answers

    Farmers' Market
    Jul 20th

    Farmers' Market

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Intersection of S. Schuyler Ave. and Merchant St. in downtown Kankakee

    The Kankakee Farmers’ Market is family-friendly, providing activities and music to visitors of all ages. Open almost exactly half the year, be sure to spend

    Touch-A-Truck
    Jul 20th

    Touch-A-Truck

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kankakee Valley Park District, 893 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901

    Hosted by the Kankakee Valley Park District, this event is fun, family-friendly, and FREE!

    Mingle with the Mayor
    Jul 20th

    Mingle with the Mayor

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    JR's Chicken | 135 E. Bourbonnais St.

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

    SUMMER SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS
    Jul 22nd

    SUMMER SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library

    KC-CASA PRESENTS SUMMER SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS

    Free Concert in the Park
    Jul 25th

    Free Concert in the Park

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Palzer Band Shell | Bird Park

    Kankakee Municipal Band | Free Concerts in the Park

    Merchant Street Music Fest
    Jul 26th

    Merchant Street Music Fest

    5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Harold and Jean Miner Festival Square | 199 South East Avenue Kankakee

    The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink.

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor
    Jul 26th

    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.

    Farmers' Market
    Jul 27th

    Farmers' Market

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Intersection of S. Schuyler Ave. and Merchant St. in downtown Kankakee

    The Kankakee Farmers’ Market is family-friendly, providing activities and music to visitors of all ages. Open almost exactly half the year, be sure to spend

    Merchant Street MusicFest
    Jul 27th

    Merchant Street MusicFest

    2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Harold and Jean Miner Festival Square | 199 South East Avenue Kankakee

    The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink.

    Kankakee Chats
    Jul 27th

    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

    SUMMER SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS
    Jul 29th

    SUMMER SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library

    KC-CASA PRESENTS SUMMER SAFETY CAMP FOR KIDS

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Jul 31st

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    WVLI -- 292 N. Convert Bourbonnais
    WINTRUST MORNING MOVIE SERIES!
    Jul 31st

    WINTRUST MORNING MOVIE SERIES!

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paramount & Meadowview

    10 weeks of family fun! Doors open at 9am and film starts at 10am. Come before the film to enjoy activities and entertainment each week

    Teen Technology Use and Misuse
    Jul 31st

    Teen Technology Use and Misuse

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Kankakee High School Auditorium | 1200 West Jeffery St. | Kankakee

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS FREE WORKSHOP