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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Chief Frank Kosman’s Welcome Reception

Chief Frank Kosman’s Welcome Reception

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Kankakee’s new police chief Frank Kosman during his welcome reception! Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong and States Attorney Jim Rowe congratulated Chief Kosman as he sat with his wife and said the community will continue to work together to move Kankakee Forward.

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Upcoming Events

    Ribbon Cutting for DaVinci's
    Sep 18th

    Ribbon Cutting for DaVinci's "The Last Supper" Stained Glass Window

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee | 371 E Court St. Kankakee

    Lunch will be provided and our organist, Paul Johnson will play a few pieces on the church’s 34 rank pipe organ.

    Hispanic Heritage Day Annual Luncheon
    Sep 19th

    Hispanic Heritage Day Annual Luncheon

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library - Fourth Floor Auditorium

    Our goal is to raise funds to award educational gifts to help graduating high school seniors, G.E.D. and adult receipients to continue their college

    Nurse in the Library
    Sep 20th

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.

    Farmers' Market
    Sep 21st

    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

    Walk to Fight Suicide
    Sep 21st

    Walk to Fight Suicide

    12:30 pm - 11:59 pm
    Kankakee Community College Pavilion

    Kankakee County Walk

    Nurse in the Library
    Sep 23rd

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.

    Gold Star 500
    Sep 24th

    Gold Star 500

    11:45 am - 1:30 pm
    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast
    Sep 26th

    WVLI-Mayor's Monthly Radio Broadcast

    7:40 am - 8:00 am
    WVLI -- 292 N. Convert Bourbonnais
    Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
    Sep 26th

    Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    AMITA Health | St. Mary’s Hospital | Franco Conference Center | 500 W. Court St | Kankakee

    Join us for our annual FREE Prostate Screening event on September 26, 2019 at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee.

    Kankakee Chats
    Sep 26th

    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 submit questions during the video feed here.

    Nurse in the Library
    Sep 27th

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.

    Friday Night Date Night with the Mayor
    Sep 27th

    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
    Sep 28th

    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

    Mingle with the Mayor
    Sep 28th

    Mingle with the Mayor

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Poor Boy Restaurant | 1514 E Court St. | Kankakee

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

    Nurse in the Library
    Sep 30th

    Nurse in the Library

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kankakee Public Library | 200 East Merchant Kankakee

    For the first time ever, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital and the Kankakee Public Library are embedding a Registered Nurse (RN) right here inside the library.