Press Releases

City of Kankakee to Refund Bonds
17 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – During the July 15, 2019 city council meeting, the city council voted 13-0 to approve the refunding of general obligation and sewer bonds which total approximately $975,000 in savings to the City of Kankakee.  Alderman Larry Osenga (R-3) was not in attendance.


Pizza Hut Opens in the City of Kankakee
17 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL - a ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the new Pizza Hut restaurant located at 375 West Court Street. Participating in the ribbon cutting were City of Kankakee elected officials including Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Alderwoman Carmen Lewis (D-5), and Alderman Mike Cobbs (D-6).  Additional participants included Emily Poff, Ex


City of Kankakee Adopts the Riverfront TIF
02 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – During last night’s city council meeting, the city council voted 10-2-1 to adopt the Riverfront Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district that has been under development for the past six months. Alderwoman Stacy Gall (D-2) was not in attendance. Alderman Tyler Tall (D-5) and Alderman David Crawford (R-3) voted against the district. Alde


City of Kankakee Partners with Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra to Bring Exciting Laser Show to Fourth of July Festivities
27 June 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee’s annual July 4th celebration will have a new look this year as the day’s festivities will be capped off by an exciting laser show to replace the usual fireworks display. The laser show will follow the traditional Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra (KVSO) concert on the campus of Kankakee Community College (KCC). The event w


City of Kankakee Identifies Source of Odor
20 June 2019 | Press Release

Residents along Washington Avenue, Water and Wall Streets contacted city officials on Wednesday morning to report a strong odor.  Members of the Environmental Services Utility (ESU) began an investigation of the City’s infrastructure.  The investigation revealed the source of the odor originated from a local industry that is in full compliance with


Administration Hours Changing July 1, 2019
10 June 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Effective July, 1, 2019, the hours of operation at the Administration Building will change from weekdays, 9am – 5pm to 8am – 4pm.  The City will continue to observe the designated holidays as approved by the city council.  In response to the needs of the community and to align hours of operation with other city departments, the admin


City of Kankakee Adopts Mission and Vision Statements
07 June 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The administrative leaders of the City of Kankakee recently partnered with the Department of Continuing Education at Kankakee Community College for a customized strategic planning session. The session lasted the entire day and included department heads from the City and Environmental Services Utility (ESU). “Professional development


Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency Elects Officers
29 May 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) elected new officers during their board meeting held on May 28, 2019. KRMA is governed by a board of directors including seven members from the four member municipalities.


Mayor Wells-Armstrong Partners with Kauffman Foundation as an Ecosystem Ambassador for Entrepreneurs
28 May 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Last week, Mayor Wells-Armstrong and Barbi Brewer-Watson, Executive Director for the CDA, attended the Kauffman Foundation’s Annual Mayors Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Kansas City, Missouri. 


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