Press Releases



Press Release
11 September 2018 | Press Release

There have been many multiple shots fired and shooting incidents in the past few days. These incidents are occurring in the 1st and 2nd wards.

 

MAYOR WELLS-ARMSTRONG, CITY OFFICIALS ADDRESS RESIDENT CONCERNS, ENSURE RECYCLE SERVICE CONTINUES
01 September 2018 | Press Release

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, the City Council and residents expressed concerns regarding access to recycle service following a presentation made to the full City Council by Ernie Lopez, Municipal Services Manager at Republic Services. 

 

INTERIM POLICE CHIEF DUMAS RESIGNS
17 August 2018 | Press Release

KANKAKEE – As of today, Interim Police Chief Price Dumas resigned his position with the City of Kankakee. The Chief served the community and his contributions in addressing public safety initiatives are greatly appreciated. We thank Interim Chief Dumas for his service to the City of Kankakee and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

 

Kankakee Riverfront MASTER PLAN
11 August 2018 | Press Release

For decades after Kankakee was founded in 1854, the Kankakee River was central to the city’s prosperity, rich culture, and successful image. Click Read More to review Master Plan; PDF available.

 

CITIES UNITED DELEGATION TRAVELS TO KANKAKEE, HOLDS COMMUNITY FORUM
09 August 2018 | Press Release

“Our goal is simple: reducing violence in our community that takes far too many of our young lives,” Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong said. “Cities across the nation have been successful working with Cities United in implementing solutions to address specific causes of violence in their communities.”

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: CITIES UNITED DELEGATION COMING TO KANKAKEE
03 August 2018 | Press Release

A delegation from Cities United, a national organization dedicated to reducing violence in cities among African-American men and boys, will be traveling to Kankakee on Tuesday and participating in a community forum discussing local concerns about public safety in the Kankakee region. The event is open to the public and will include comments from

 

KANKAKEE UNITED COMMUNITY FORUM
02 August 2018 | Press Release

Do you have concerns about public safety? Want to learn about an initiative to make Kankakee a safer, healthier, and more hopeful city?Click on the below Read More button for more information.

 

Ribbon Cutting Held for Opening of Farmers Market Bike Station
25 July 2018 | Press Release

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong joined members of the Kankakee City Council and community leaders yesterday at a ribbon-cutting for the opening of the Farmers Market bike-docking station.

 

Kankakee passes balanced budget, averts cuts to police and fire
24 July 2018 | Press Release

KANKAKEE – The Kankakee City Council passed a balanced spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019 last week that averts cuts to police and fire services.

 


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