City Officials Continue to Monitor the River


City Officials Continue to Monitor the River


February 06, 2019

With the warming temperatures and additional rainfall, officials are actively monitoring the elevated water levels within the City of Kankakee along the Kankakee River. 

As a result of ice jams breaking up and melting mid-day, residents should continue to take precautions and plan accordingly.  Sudden and isolated elevations in flood waters can still occur

and remain unpredictable due to the ice on the Kankakee River in this area, as well as, in upstream areas such as Aroma Park and Momence where the more severe ice jams still exist. 

At this point, there are no road closures in the City of Kankakee, however, this may change at the discretion of officials.  Please be advised that the risk of imminent flooding due to the current and forecasted weather conditions still exists and further flooding is likely to occur. 

The Kankakee County Sherriff’s Office remains the designated Emergency Management Agency for Kankakee County and has sandbags that can be picked up by residents.

For more information, contact Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s office at (815) 933-0500.  Visit us at


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