Press Releases

Mayor Secures Technical Assistance for Residents Seeking Work in the Gig Economy
21 December 2018 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee, IL has been chosen as one of three cities nationally, to benefit from the partnership of the National League of Cities (NLC) and Samaschool, a non-profit focused on preparing low-income populations to succeed as independent workers through digital skills training and a connection to internet based jobs that pay a living wage.


Mayor and City Council Deliver Property Tax Relief for Residents and Business Owners
17 December 2018 | Press Release

In tonight’s meeting, the Kankakee City Council addressed several ordinances pertaining to the city’s existing sales tax levy.  Mayor Wells-Armstrong had previously assured residents she would address the property tax burden for Kankakee residents and business owners.


The City of Kankakee Receives $3,600,000 Award from HUD FY18 Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program
14 December 2018 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee will be awarded $3,000,000 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program funding and $600,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding.  Thanks to HUD’s support, the City of Kankakee will address lead hazards in 170 housing units and provide safer homes for low-income families with children.


Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’ Community and Economic Development Committee
13 December 2018 | Press Release

WASHINGTON— Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Mayor of the City of Kankakee, Illinois has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic


CHASITY WELLS-ARMSTRONG Elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors
13 November 2018 | Press Release

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Kankakee, Illinois has been elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors by NLC’s membership at the 2018 City Summit in Los Angeles. Wells-Armstrong was elected to a 2-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities.


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.


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. 


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.


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