Press Releases

New Business Attraction and Retention Coordinator Joins the City of Kankakee
18 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The administration has created a new position under the newly restructured Economic & Community Development Agency (ECDA) which combines the Economic Development Department with the Community Development Agency (CDA). 


City of Kankakee Leaf Schedule Update
14 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The early arrival of winter weather will have an impact on the City of Kankakee’s leaf pick-up program. Much of the equipment, specifically trucks, used for leaf collection is also used for snow removal.


E.volve Clothing Company Opens its Doors in Downtown Kankakee
13 November 2019 | Press Release

E.volve Clothing Company is open for business in downtown Kankakee. The new store is located inside the Burfield & Remington building at 150 N. Schuyler Avenue.


Kankakee Development Corporation Announces New Board at 56th Annual KDC Meeting
12 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Development Corporation (KDC) announced their new officers and board members at the 56th Annual KDC Meeting. The Kankakee Development Corporation (KDC) consists of a group of local downtown property owners, planners, and business owners who aim to make downtown Kankakee a main attraction.


City of Kankakee Seeks Additional Funding for Kankakee Riverwalk
07 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee continues to move forward with the Kankakee Riverfront Master Plan. Mayor Wells-Armstrong gave a presentation in front of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to seek additional funding for the Kankakee Riverwalk.


City of Kankakee Maps Out Steps to Address Gun Violence
05 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee is actively seeking solutions to address recent gun violence in the community. The Kankakee Police Department has been working with State’s Attorney Jim Rowe in ongoing investigations regarding shootings that have sparked the most concern from residents surrounding Kankakee public schools.


City of Kankakee is Seeking Donations for National Animal Shelter Week
04 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – November 4, 2019 through November 8, 2019 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. National Animal Shelter Appreciation week recognizes shelters who provide care and help animals find forever homes. To help a good cause, the City of Kankakee is collecting donations for the Kankakee County Animal Control in Kankakee.


Tractor Supply Company Is Open for Business in the City of Kankake
01 November 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The fasting growing farm store in America has opened its doors and is now open for business in the City of Kankakee. Tractor Supply Company started in 1938 by Charles E. Schmidt from Chicago who started a mail order tractor parts business. The retail store was then founded in 1939 as it started to grow in North Dakota. Tractor Supply


Mayor Wells-Armstrong Accepted into UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center and NLC University Bridging Differences Fellowship
31 October 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee is one out of more than a dozen communities who will gain access to researched strategies and tools to address polarization in the community. Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong has been accepted into the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center and National League of Cities University (NLCU) Bridging Differences Fellow


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