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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Free Christmas Day Dinner

Free Christmas Day Dinner

Free Christmas Day Dinner for You and Yours provided by Christmas Day, Inc.

Enjoy food, family and friends on Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Nine Locations! Choose the one closest to your home. Serving from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

    Mingle with the Mayor
    Dec 15th

    Mingle with the Mayor

    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Papi's Pizza Buffet

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

    12th Annual Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza
    Dec 15th

    12th Annual Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Safe Haven Aroma Park, IL

    Children must be present at the event Please contact events@gopyouthcenter.org or 815.933.2493 for more information Visit www.gopyouthcenter.org for

    Still I Rise Winter Outerwear Giveaway
    Dec 15th

    Still I Rise Winter Outerwear Giveaway

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Kankakee Public Library - 4th Floor | 201 East Merchant Street

    Outerwear & Clothing Giveaway Hats - Gloves - Coats - Pajamas - Sweaters - Jeans - Shoes, etc.

    Winter Wonderland Christmas Show
    Dec 15th

    Winter Wonderland Christmas Show

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Ice Valley Centre | 1601 River Road, Kankakee IL

    Join us for our Christmas Show on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 pm. Performances by the figure skating students of the Learn to Skate program at Ice Valley

    It’s a Wonderful Life 2018
    Dec 15th

    It’s a Wonderful Life 2018

    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Majestic 150 N. Schuyler Ave. | Kankakee, IL

    This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters

    It’s a Wonderful Life 2018
    Dec 16th

    It’s a Wonderful Life 2018

    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    The Majestic 150 N. Schuyler Ave. | Kankakee, IL

    This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters

    Mayor Holiday Greeting with WVLI
    Dec 20th

    Mayor Holiday Greeting with WVLI

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    WVLI -- 292 N. Convert Bourbonnais
    Happy Holidays From The City Of Kankakee
    Dec 25th

    Happy Holidays From The City Of Kankakee

    12:00 am - 11:00 pm

    City offices will be closed Monday 12/24 and Tuesday 12/25.

    Free Christmas Day Dinner
    Dec 25th

    Free Christmas Day Dinner

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Multiple Locations

    Free Christmas Day Dinner for You and Yours provided by Christmas Day, Inc. Enjoy food, family and friends on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Nine Locations!

    Comida Gratis el Dia De Navidad para usted y su familia
    Dec 25th

    Comida Gratis el Dia De Navidad para usted y su familia

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    9 Localizaciones!

    Comida Gratis el Dia De Navidad para usted y su familia proporcionado por Christmas Day, Inc.

    Kankakee Chats
    Dec 27th

    Kankakee Chats

    7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

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

    Kids New Year's Eve Party
    Dec 31st

    Kids New Year's Eve Party

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Ice Valley Centre | 1601 River Road, Kankakee IL

    Count down 2018 with us at Ice Valley Centre on Monday, December 31, 1-3 pm! Playing the best songs of 2018, skate the afternoon away under the cosmic lights.