Press Releases

City of Kankakee to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Hobbie Avenue Project
15 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – As the City of Kankakee continues to move forward on the efforts to improve Hobbie Avenue, public feedback is encouraged as more information on the project will be shared on a virtual public meeting platform.


Local Hospitals to Continue Mobile Food Pantries in 2021 in Partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank
13 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The need for food and supplies continues to increase as food pantries nationwide are reporting higher numbers in requests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, both hospitals in the City of Kankakee partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to host a mobile food pantry once a month in the community.


United Way of Illinois Launches ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’
11 January 2021 | Press Release

​​​​​​​Kankakee, Ill. - United Way of Illinois is launching a ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’ this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program will provide lessons and resources for Illinoisians to learn about racial issues and systemic inequalities, together.


Tractor Supply Company In Kankakee Partners with Roadie to Help Meet Customer Needs in COVID-19 Pandemic
09 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – As many businesses continue to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Tractor Supply Company, located off City of Kankakee exit 308 Riverstone Parkway, joins the growing list of businesses providing flexible services to meet the needs of their customers.


Mayor Wells-Armstong Responds to Breach on Capitol Hill
06 January 2021 | Press Release

Today we have witnessed an attack on American democracy. 


Kankakee Farmers’ Market Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Season
05 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – If you are looking for a place to sell your local products or fresh produce, the Kankakee Farmers’ Market is a great start for the new year! Applications are now being accepted to become a vendor. Farmers, bakers, artists and local entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for the 2021 market season.


The City of Kankakee Receives $175,000 Strong Communities Program Grant
29 December 2020 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (December 28, 2020) – The City of Kankakee received a $175,000 grant under the new Strong Communities Program (SCP) through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) board. 


Press release from the Kankakee Fire Department
28 December 2020 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee Fire department acknowledges the passing of former Kankakee Fire Chief, David St. John.  St. John was 75 years of age and transitioned on December 28, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. 


Kankakee Fire Department Announces Deputy Chief Eric Boness’s Retirement
28 December 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Fire Department wishes to announce the retirement of Deputy Chief Eric Boness, after 30 years of service with the City of Kankakee.


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