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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Community Bike Ride

Community Bike Ride

Join the Kankakee Police Department and Kankakee United for a leisurely 5 mile bike ride through the City of Kankakee on Saturday, June 22nd! There will be refreshments, a bike GIVEAWAY, and more! 

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Upcoming Events

    WINTRUST MORNING MOVIE SERIES!
    Jun 19th

    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.

    Kankakee Kultivators Garden Tour
    Jun 20th

    Kankakee Kultivators Garden Tour

    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Governor Small Memorial Park | 801 S. 8th Ave. Kankakee
    Free Concert in the Park
    Jun 20th

    Free Concert in the Park

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

    Kankakee Municipal Band | Free Concerts in the Park |

    Farmers' Market
    Jun 22nd

    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

    Freedom Festival
    Jun 22nd

    Freedom Festival

    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Pioneer Park

    Food, Fun, Games, DJs, Music, Entertainment, Parade, Car Show and more

    Community Bike Ride
    Jun 22nd

    Community Bike Ride

    8:30 am - 10:00 am
    KANKAKEE YMCA Parking Lot | 1075 Kennedy Drive

    Join the Kankakee Police Department and Kankakee United for a leisurely 5 mile bike ride through the City of Kankakee on Saturday, June 22nd!

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Jun 26th

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    WVLI -- 292 N. Convert Bourbonnais
    WINTRUST MORNING MOVIE SERIES!
    Jun 26th

    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.

    Free Concert in the Park
    Jun 27th

    Free Concert in the Park

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

    Kankakee Municipal Band | Free Concerts in the Park |

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor
    Jun 28th

    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
    Jun 29th

    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