Press Releases

The Economic and Community Development Agency’s (ECDA) Annual Public Service Program Will Begin Accepting Applications in December
01 December 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (December 1, 2021) – For over 20 years, the Public Service Program has been administered by the City of Kankakee to fund local not-for-profit agencies providing services to low-to-moderate income persons in the City of Kankakee.


Mayor Chris W. Curtis to Host Inaugural Free Turkey Giveaway
11 November 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE IL – City of Kankakee Mayor Chris W. Curtis will host an inaugural Turkey Dinner Giveaway on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the parking lot in front of the municipal building 304 S. Indiana Ave, Kankakee IL.


Kankakee ECDA is Selected for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program through the Housing Action Illinois
02 November 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, Ill. (November 2, 2021) - The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) was selected by Housing Action Illinois to participate in a new initiative with AmeriCorps VISTA to build the agency’s capacity for housing counseling programs.


28 October 2021 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee has a new Community Outreach Coordinator. Samantha Rocknowski has joined the Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) as Rachel Schramm’s successor under the leadership of Executive Director Barbi Brewer-Watson.


25 October 2021 | Press Release

In recognition of the needs of Kankakee residents and after listening to feedback from the community, the Economic Community and Development Agency (ECDA) has expanded their office hours.


The City of Kankakee Relaunches Private Security Camera Incentive Program
19 October 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (October 18, 2021) – Last December, the Economic and Community Development Agency announced its Private Security Camera Incentive Program for the City of Kankakee. In that time, twelve camera rebates have been distributed.


Seeking Input: American Rescue Plan Act Spending
27 July 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE IL - Mayor Chris Curtis, in consultation with Kankakee City Council members, is asking City of Kankakee residents to share their priorities for the expenditure of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds.


Kankakee Walmart Bomb Threat
08 June 2021 | Press Release

Today, June 8th, 2021 at approximately 10:45 am KanComm received a phone call from an unknown caller advising of a bomb inside Walmart, 505 Riverstone Parkway, Kankakee Illinois.


Bigger and Better: Classic Cinemas Meadowview Theatre Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Reopening and Expansion
25 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – According to SalesFuel, 95% of movie fans stated they miss going to movies, a memory that almost seems distant while theaters are starting to safely open following shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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