Kankakee, IL - Earlier this year the City Administration and the Kankakee City Council voted to ELIMINATE the City’s vehicle sticker requirement. This means that residents will not have to purchase a vehicle sticker this year.
The vehicle sticker tax that was enacted in 2014, was implemented at a time when the City was hit hard by the significant negative economic impact resulting from the “Great Recession,” which was the longest recession in the United States since World War II. This caused revenue to decline significantly and the City did not want to cut services.
In 2023, the City is in a solid financial position and as a result, we can ELIMINATE the burdensome vehicle sticker. This happened for three reasons:
"The bottom line is that the City of Kankakee's financial condition is solid and the outlook for the future is BRIGHT," said Mayor Christopher Curtis. We are a city rising. We will continue to work to improve the City of Kankakee's financial position and do what is best for residents and our community.
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