Kankakee News

Mayor Wells-Armstrong Releases Statement In Support of Local Business Owners

Mayor Wells-Armstrong Releases Statement In Support of Local Business Owners

Kankakee, IL - Earlier this week, Governor Pritzker announced plans to start mitigation efforts for Region 7 which includes Kankakee and Will Counties.

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Governor Pritzker Announces Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect for Kankakee, Will, Kane and DuPage Counties

Governor Pritzker Announces Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect for Kankakee, Will, Kane and DuPage Counties

Kankakee, IL – Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced a rolling seven day average of 8% or above for a COVID-19 test positivity rate for Region 7 (Kankakee and Will County) and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage County).

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Lori’s Diner Under New Ownership in Downtown Kankakee with Expanded Hours

Lori’s Diner Under New Ownership in Downtown Kankakee with Expanded Hours

KANKAKEE, IL- (October 16, 2020) – In the midst of uncertain times, long-time staple of downtown breakfast and lunch, Lori’s Diner restaurant, is now under new ownership. Miguel Puebla has been a cook at Lori’s for 13 years and his passion for the restaurant does not go unnoticed.

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Mayor-Wells Armstrong Responds in Light of George Floyd's Death and Recent Protests

Kankakee, IL - In the past week, George Floyd, yet another unarmed black man in the United States has died at the hands of a white police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while ignoring the please of Mr. Floyd who repeatedly stated, “I can’t breathe.”

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3rd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards

3rd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards

In honor of Women’s History Month, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong will recognize seven women for their impact in the community during the 3rd Annual Phenomenal Woman Awards Celebration. Please join us on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Annual Social Work Appreciation Breakfast

Annual Social Work Appreciation Breakfast

Riverside Healthcare Invites You to Our Annual Social Work Appreciation Breakfast

Friday, March 13th, 2020  8:00 to 11:00 AM

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River St. CN Railroad Detour

River St. CN Railroad Detour

UPDATE: Both lanes traveling underneath the railroad bridge over River Street in Kankakee are closed until further notice. Please refer to the detour map while the road is closed.

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African American Civic Leaders' Scholarship

African American Civic Leaders' Scholarship

Mayor Wells-Armstrong, in partnership with the Kankakee Public Library and Community Foundation, is hosting the 2020 African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship event at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street in Kankakee.

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