From the mayor's desk

The Economic and Community Development Agency’s (ECDA) Annual Public Service Program Will Begin Accepting Applications in December
01 December 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (December 1, 2021) – For over 20 years, the Public Service Program has been administered by the City of Kankakee to fund local not-for-profit agencies providing services to low-to-moderate income persons in the City of Kankakee.


Mayor Chris W. Curtis to Host Inaugural Free Turkey Giveaway
11 November 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE IL – City of Kankakee Mayor Chris W. Curtis will host an inaugural Turkey Dinner Giveaway on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the parking lot in front of the municipal building 304 S. Indiana Ave, Kankakee IL.


Kankakee ECDA is Selected for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program through the Housing Action Illinois
02 November 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, Ill. (November 2, 2021) - The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) was selected by Housing Action Illinois to participate in a new initiative with AmeriCorps VISTA to build the agency’s capacity for housing counseling programs.


28 October 2021 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee has a new Community Outreach Coordinator. Samantha Rocknowski has joined the Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) as Rachel Schramm’s successor under the leadership of Executive Director Barbi Brewer-Watson.


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