Press Releases



The City of Kankakee Launches #LoveMyCity Campaign 2020
14 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL –  The City of Kankakee aims to celebrate its’ community as it joins the National League of Cities in the #LoveMyCity campaign. This year-long initiative will focus on highlighting the reasons in which the community takes pride in where they are from, live, work and enjoy the things the city has to offer. 

 

A Growing Community: Play Palz Opens New Location in Downtown Kankakee
11 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Play Palz 101 continues to meet the needs of families. Play Palz recently opened their fourth location at 270 N. Schuyler Ave in Kankakee next to the Helen Wheeler Center.

 

City of Kankakee Codes Get Updated
10 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – City of Kankakee codes were recently updated from 2003 to 2018 and are now current. Codes are updated every three years through the International Code Council (ICC). The City of Kankakee has been following the 2003 Building Codes and the 2009 Property Maintenance Code. By updating codes, Insurance Services Office (ISO) ratings have p

 

The Economic and Community Development Agency Office Awarded Community Revitalization Grant Under the Land Bank Capacity Program (LBCP)
06 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) office was awarded a grant of $52,000 from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to be used in initial capital for startup costs of creating a land bank, operating costs, land acquisition and other locally managed revitalization techniques.

 

Mayor Wells-Armstrong Selected for Mayors Innovation Project Steering Committee In Collaboration with Mayors Nationwide
05 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee was recently represented among political leaders for the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP), a national learning network for mayors and senior staff who aim to help strengthen, implement innovative policies, and develop their communities. Mayor Wells-Armstrong was invited to join as a member of the Steering Committe

 

City Council Adopts East Court TIF
04 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – City Council adopted three ordinances 13-0 that would allow the City of Kankakee to move forward on the East Court Redevelopment Plan. City Council approved the first ordinance designating the East Court Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Redevelopment Project Area. This will set establish the boundary of the TIF. City Council th

 

Mayor Wells-Armstrong Releases New City of Kankakee Comment Cards
01 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Several people have expressed their feedback about the City of Kankakee. Whether it’s a new idea, something they appreciate in the community or what more they would like to see, comment cards are now available.

 

New Business Boswell & Associates Hosts Music Night At The Majestic in Downtown Kankakee
31 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Boswell & Associates, a media, marketing and advertising company recently opened its doors in downtown Kankakee, however there is more they are hoping to bring to the City.

 

The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) Office Awarded a Subgrant Census 2020 Participation Grant
29 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) has been awarded a grant of $25,000 to encourage and mobilize “hard-to-count” (HTC) households to complete the decennial census questionnaire online, by phone, or on paper, between mid-March and by the end of April 2020.

 


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