City of Kankakee Celebrates Grand Opening of Ricky Rockets Travel Center


City of Kankakee Celebrates Grand Opening of Ricky Rockets Travel Center


February 26, 2024

Kankakee, IL – After years of anticipation, the City of Kankakee is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Ricky Rockets Travel Center, a state-of-the-art facility that promises to revolutionize the fuel and convenience store experience in our community.

The grand opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 5th 2024 at 11:00 am, at the Ricky Rockets Travel Center located at 2209 E. Court St. Kankakee, IL Residents and visitors alike are invited to join in the celebration, which will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, special promotions, and exciting giveaways.

Ricky Rockets Travel Center is set to become a flagship destination for motorists, offering not only top-quality fuels but also a wide range of convenience services and amenities. With cutting-edge technology and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Ricky Rockets is poised to become a hub for both local residents and travelers passing through our city.

City officials, business leaders, and representatives from Ricky Rockets will be in attendance to mark this significant milestone. The grand opening event will showcase the new facility's modern design, environmentally friendly features, and the diverse array of products and services it offers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ricky Rockets Travel Center to the City of Kankakee.  This grand opening is a testament to the ongoing growth and development of our entire community,” said Mayor Christopher W. Curtis.  “Ricky Rockets is not just a travel center for our community, but it is the foundation of the redevelopment of our city gateway entrance. The facility has rejuvenated our East side and been a catalyst in leading many other new economic development projects. Exit #312 is becoming a destination that will enhance the overall experience for our residents and the visitor’s traveling along the I-57 corridor.”

Ricky Rockets Travel Center is committed to environmental sustainability and implementing eco-friendly practices. The facility is designed to meet the highest industry standards for safety, cleanliness, and efficiency.

The City of Kankakee encourages everyone to attend the grand opening celebration and experience the excitement of Ricky Rockets Fuel Center. For more information about the event, please contact David Guzman at (815) 933-0500 or     



About the City of Kankakee:

The City of Kankakee is a vibrant community known for its rich history, diverse culture, and commitment to progress. Nestled in Illinois, Kankakee is a welcoming city that prides itself on providing a high quality of life for its residents.


About Ricky Rockets Fuel Center:

Ricky Rockets Travel Center is a leading provider of fuel and convenience services, dedicated to offering a premium experience for customers. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, Ricky Rockets is set to redefine the fueling station landscape.


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