Press Releases



CITY OF KANKAKEE TO CREATE CITY MANAGER POSITION and APPOINT ELIZABETH D. KUBAL
01 July 2024 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Illinois - On July 1, 2024, the first reading for the creation of a City Manager position was heard by the Kankakee City Council. A final reading of the ordinance will be voted on at the July 15, 2024 City Council meeting.

 

2024 Kankakee River Valley Regatta Opens Sponsorship Opportunities
29 February 2024 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee, Kankakee Valley Park District, Kankakee River Valley Boat Club, Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to announce the grand return of the Kankakee River Valley Regatta during Labor Day Weekend 2024.

 

City of Kankakee Celebrates Grand Opening of Ricky Rockets Travel Center
26 February 2024 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – After years of anticipation, the City of Kankakee is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Ricky Rockets Travel Center, a state-of-the-art facility that promises to revolutionize the fuel and convenience store experience in our community.

 

City of Kankakee Police Department Now Accepting Applications for Citizen Police Academy
07 February 2024 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee Police Department is thrilled to announce the launch of the Citizen Police Academy, an engaging program designed to foster a better understanding between our community and the dedicated men and women who serve and protect.

 

CITY OF KANKAKEE RELEASES “KANKAKEE WORKS” PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
16 January 2024 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee has allocated $350,000.00 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to fund the ‘Kankakee Works’ grant program for small businesses who faced negative economic impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. The City expects to award up to 20 businesses with this one-time grant on a reimbursement basis for expenses that must have occurred

 

A BOMB THREAT WAS MADE VIASOCIAL MEDIA TO BISHOP McNAMARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
21 November 2023 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Illinois – This morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. the City of Kankakee Police department received notification that a bomb threat was made via social media to Bishop McNamara Catholic School site at 550 West Brookmont Blvd., Kankakee, IL. 60901

 

City of Kankakee Police Department Now Accepting Applications for Hispanic Citizen Police Academy
27 October 2023 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee Police Department is now accepting applications for an 8-week Hispanic Citizen Police Academy to be held this fall. The academy will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue every Wednesday night until January 10, 2024.

 

CITY LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP
24 October 2023 | Press Release

The City has launched a new mobile app, KanConnect, that empowers citizens to easily report non-emergency issues located within City limits to City Staff. It also provides on-the-go access to the latest City news and information. In a matter of minutes, the app allows users to submit a description, picture and location of a City neighborhood issue,

 

The City of Kankakee's Mayor's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway to take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023
17 October 2023 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL — Mayor Christopher W. Curtis will once again provide turkeys with other Thanksgiving related sides to members of the community. This event, sponsored by local supermarkets and the Mayor, will provide free Thanksgiving dinners to residents on a first-registered, first-served basis.

 


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