Kankakee News

Exciting News from the City of Kankakee!

Exciting News from the City of Kankakee!

Great news for our community!  We’re thrilled to announce that The City of Kankakee property tax rate is dropping below 5.000 for the first time since 2011, marking the lowest it has been since 2009 - that’s a significant 15-year milestone! 

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ECDA's May Community Conversation

ECDA's May Community Conversation

The Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency invites Kankakee residents to join them in a conversation about their neighborhoods. The highlighted topic for May’s discussion is economic needs.

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ECDA's May Lunch N Learn

ECDA's May Lunch N Learn

Come join us at the City of Kankakee ECDA Office for an informative session on becoming a certified MWBE in Illinois! This in-person event will provide you with all the necessary information and resources to kickstart your journey towards certification. Learn from experts in the field and network with like-minded individuals.

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This Will Happen

This Will Happen

On April 4th the city held a bid opening for the East River Walk project.  We received one bid for the project that came in at $5.53 million, which was substantially higher than our engineering and design estimate. 

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Basketball Tournament

Basketball Tournament

Kankakee United is delighted to participate in the upcoming Tyjuan Hagler Foundation basketball tournament, marking the start of Violence Prevention Week.

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Exciting Opportunity Alert!

Exciting Opportunity Alert!

Calling all bright minds in Kankakee County!

We’re thrilled to support the Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership scholarship initiative! 

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ECDA's April Community Conversation

ECDA's April Community Conversation

The Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency invites Kankakee residents to join them in a conversation about their neighborhoods. The highlighted topic for April’s discussion is housing needs.

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How to Start a Business in Kankakee

How to Start a Business in Kankakee

We partnered with The Lush Vine, Inc. to host our next installment of the ECDA Lunch n’ Learn Series, “How To Start a Business in Kankakee”!

Our ECDA Economic Development Navigator, Leonel B. Jaramillo, will be walking attendees through the business licensing process and will be followed by our keynote speaker, Laurin Stauffenberg, owner of The Lu

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Kankakee River Edge Redevelopment Zone

Kankakee River Edge Redevelopment Zone

The City of Kankakee has partnered with the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce, Kankakee Development Corporation - Downtown Kankakee, Economic Alliance of Kankakee County, and The Currents of Kankakee to provide an information session about the Kankakee River Edge Redevelopment Zone on March 26, 2024, at The Majestic in Kankakee.

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