From the mayor's desk

Autism Awareness Month: Community Members Invited to Participate in Activities at the Merchant Street Art Gallery in Downtown Kankakee
07 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – April is Autism Awareness Month. One in 59 children is estimated to have autism according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is usually first diagnosed in childhood with many of the most obvious signs presenting around two to three years old.


Local Students to Receive Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s Fourth Annual African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship
06 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL –  Four local students are set to receive Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each. Funds for the scholarship were raised by community partners, local businesses, leaders, and private donors. No taxpayer funds were utilized.


Man Up Series: Learning and Mentor Opportunities for Young Men in Kankakee County
05 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Young men in the community often need positive role models to succeed. Another round of the Man Up series focused on young adult males in Kankakee County is set to begin this month. Community organizer, Rhonda Currie, started approaching local men in the community who she knew had positive relationships with youth. The Man Up series


New Gateway Sign Installed in East Kankakee
01 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Entering East Kankakee just got a little more attractive. The new gateway sign was installed this morning off Exit 312 at the I-57 interchange. The beautification project is a start to more development taking place on the East side of town after calls for investment.


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