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!

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.

Meet the Mayor
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
Fire Department New Hire

Joshua G Morgan started with the Kankakee Fire Department on May 2, 2021. He is 34-years-old from Hampshire Illinois, he was a firefighter for Hampshire Fire Protection District and Pingree Grove Fire Protection District. He is married to his wife Deidre Morgan, has 2 girls Addyson and Quinn. He has been in the fire service for 4 years.

Fire Department
Livestream Videos

Live Broadcasts

City of Kankakee meetings will continue to be broadcasted LIVE on Comcast local channel four, the City of Kankakee’s YouTube channel and website. Public comments will be made in person as of December 21, 2020. All persons must wear a mask and exit the council chambers following their public comment. Thank you.

Live Streams

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
Duane Dean's COVID-19 Testing
Riverside Mobile Food Pantry
Riverside Mobile Food Pantry
 
 

Upcoming Events


    Openmindedness - End the Stigma
    May 15th

    Openmindedness - End the Stigma

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Kankakee Farmer's Market

    Youth Mental Health & Wellness Fest

    Public Hearing
    May 17th

    Public Hearing

    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | Fourth Floor Auditorium | Kankakee

    The ECDA is hosting this hearing for their Public Services Program.

    Ward 5 Community Needs Assessment
    May 19th

    Ward 5 Community Needs Assessment

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Kankakee First Church of Naz. | 100 N. Entrance Ave. | Kankakee

    Each month, the Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) will be conducting a needs assessment in each ward, rotating to a new ward month-to-month.

    Outer Space and Alien Life
    May 21st

    Outer Space and Alien Life

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Merchant Street Art Gallery | 356 E Merchant St. | Kankakee

    Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism Art will be on display May 21-July 30, 2021

    Public Hearing
    May 22nd

    Public Hearing

    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    ECDA Conference Room | 200 E. Court St. | Suite 410 | Kankakee

    The ECDA is hosting this public hearing for their 2021-2022 CDBG Annual Action Plan.

    The Three Faces of Shakespeare
    May 22nd

    The Three Faces of Shakespeare

    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Kankakee Valley Theatre Association | 1 Stuart Drive | Kankakee

    This fundraising event will walk you through 3 vignettes where you will hear the words of Shakespeare’s most common themes: Comedy, Tragedy, and Romance.

    Rhubarb Festival 2021
    May 23rd

    Rhubarb Festival 2021

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee County Museum | 801 S. 8th Avenue | Kankakee

    There will be vendors, rhubarb and strawberry-rhubarb pies for sale, a baking contest, dime toss, tours of the Taylor one-room Schoolhouse as well as the