Kankakee News

City of Kankakee to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Hobbie Avenue Project

City of Kankakee to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Hobbie Avenue Project

Kankakee, IL – As the City of Kankakee continues to move forward on the efforts to improve Hobbie Avenue, public feedback is encouraged as more information on the project will be shared on a virtual public meeting platform.

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Local Hospitals to Continue Mobile Food Pantries in 2021 in Partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Local Hospitals to Continue Mobile Food Pantries in 2021 in Partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Kankakee, IL – The need for food and supplies continues to increase as food pantries nationwide are reporting higher numbers in requests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, both hospitals in the City of Kankakee partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to host a mobile food pantry once a month in the community.

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United Way of Illinois Launches ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’

United Way of Illinois Launches ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’

​​​​​​​Kankakee, Ill. - United Way of Illinois is launching a ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’ this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program will provide lessons and resources for Illinoisians to learn about racial issues and systemic inequalities, together.

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Tractor Supply Company In Kankakee Partners with Roadie to Help Meet Customer Needs in COVID-19 Pandemic

Tractor Supply Company In Kankakee Partners with Roadie to Help Meet Customer Needs in COVID-19 Pandemic

Kankakee, IL – As many businesses continue to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Tractor Supply Company, located off City of Kankakee exit 308 Riverstone Parkway, joins the growing list of businesses providing flexible services to meet the needs of their customers.

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Mayor Wells-Armstong Responds to Breach on Capitol Hill

Mayor Wells-Armstong Responds to Breach on Capitol Hill

Today we have witnessed an attack on American democracy. 

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Kankakee Farmers’ Market Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Season

Kankakee Farmers’ Market Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Season

Kankakee, IL – If you are looking for a place to sell your local products or fresh produce, the Kankakee Farmers’ Market is a great start for the new year! Applications are now being accepted to become a vendor. Farmers, bakers, artists and local entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for the 2021 market season.

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Kankakee County Health Department begins COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Clinics.

The Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) received the first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 16, 2020.

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Mayor Wells-Armstrong Elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors

Mayor Wells-Armstrong Elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors

Kankakee, IL – Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Mayor of Kankakee, Illinois, was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2020 Virtual City Summit.

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Winter Wander 2020

Winter Wander 2020

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Kankakee! Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12th, visit local businesses and shop small for all your holiday gifts!

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