Press Releases

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.


Case 21-21694
23 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – From the Kankakee Police Department, there is probable cause to arrest Dontre K. Hodges (DOB 9-5-2000, 5’08” tall and 170 lbs), for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.


Kankakee Fire Department Welcomes Hana Landry and Kyle St. Peter
22 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Being close to home and serving the community are common reasons among new hires within the City of Kankakee, and it’s no different for the Kankakee Fire Department’s newest team members.


First Woman Officer Promoted to Sergeant in the Kankakee Police Department
19 April 2021 | Press Release

Detective Lacie Zingre Harsy recently made history as the first woman officer promoted to Sergeant in the Kankakee Police Department.


Mission to Mars: Interactive Puppet Show Presented by the Merchant Street Art Gallery on Saturday
17 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – This weekend, the Merchant Street Art Gallery is set to host an interactive puppet show, “Mission to Mars” for a space-aged adventure. Audience participation and donations are encouraged, and appreciated. Social distancing guidelines will be put into place.


Environmental Services Utility (ESU) Awarded ComEd Grant to Enhance Streetlights in Kankakee
15 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Updating streetlights is on the horizon for the City of Kankakee. The Environmental Services Utility (ESU) was recently awarded a ComEd grant in the amount of $18,500. The funds will need to be used by the end of August 2021.


REMINDER: Business License Registration, Gaming, and Liquor Fees in the City of Kankakee Due April 30, 2021
13 April 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The following information serves as a reminder for business license registration, liquor, and gaming fees. All are due on Friday, April 30, 2021.


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