Press Releases

Ground Breaking for Tractor Supply Store
16 May 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL - On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Tractor Supply retail building to be located at 504 Riverstone Parkway. Participating in the ground breaking were Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong; Todd Blair, Regional Manager for Tractor Supply Inc; Sam Humbard, Superintendent and W.R. Newman, General Contractor


Mayor Delivers An Uplifting State of the City Address
26 April 2019 | Press Release

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong reflected on her second year as mayor by delivering an uplifting state of the City address to a large crowd on Thursday, April 25, 2019.


Mayor Announces Safe Routes Grant in Response to Student Concerns
25 April 2019 | Press Release

Mayor Wells-Armstrong announced the awarding of the Safe Routes to School grant for the City of Kankakee on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 alongside King Middle School student Ty Alderson, School Superintendent Genevra Walters, Governor JB Pritzker, and Transportation Secretary Omer Osman.  This achievement was initiated by Ty Alderson in 2016 when he wr


Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong Awards Scholarships
19 April 2019 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, IL — On April 18, 2019, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong hosted the African American Civic Leaders Scholarship Ceremony in partnership with the Kankakee Public Library. An audience of approximately 60 community members attended the event.


Brewer-Watson Awarded PCED Certification
18 April 2019 | Press Release

ATLANTA, GA (April 18, 2019) – The Community Development Council is pleased to award Barbi Brewer-Watson, former President and CEO of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce and newly appointed Executive Director of the Community Development Agency for the City of Kankakee, IL, the certification of Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCE


Frank J. Kosman Joins the City of Kankakee as Police Chief
05 April 2019 | Press Release

After hiring P4 Security Solutions/REM Management Services, Inc., a private firm that conducts national searches for law enforcement executives, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong has selected Frank J. Kosman as the next Chief of Police for the City of Kankakee.


Hobbie Avenue Project Moves Forward in the City of Kankakee
28 March 2019 | Press Release

During the Kankakee Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization, (KATS MPO) meeting held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong stood before her colleagues to advocate for funding that will support phase I and II engineering for Hobbie Avenue.  The Mayor requested the board to reconsider last month’s decision to


Mayor Wells-Armstrong Hosts Phenomenal Woman Awards Event in Honor of Women’s History Month
27 March 2019 | Press Release

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong hosted the Second Annual Phenomenal Awards Event on March 26, 2019 at the Kankakee Public Library.


City Partners with Kankakee School District 111 to Enhance Public Safety
19 March 2019 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee has partnered with Kankakee School District #111 as the fiscal agent of the COPS grant. 


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