Press Releases

JABS Continues to Raise Money for Local Gym
01 August 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – When Nick Irvin recently returned to his roots in Kankakee, he stated the vision of wanting to give back to his community is now even greater. Nick is the owner of JABS which stands for Junior Advanced Boxing and Sports.


Mayor Wells-Armstrong to Host Third Annual African American Leadership Scholarship Awards Celebration
31 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Mayor Wells-Armstrong will be hosting the African American Leadership Scholarship awards celebration on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor auditorium of the Kankakee Public Library. The committee has chosen five graduating students from Kankakee who will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each.


Mayor Wells-Armstrong to Honor Male Volunteers During Kankakee Chats Livestream
29 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Male volunteers in the City of Kankakee are set to be recognized for their contributions to the community. Mayor Wells-Armstrong will honor seven local men during her monthly Kankakee Chats livestream on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The livestream will begin at 7:30 p.m. with City of Kankakee updates.


Update on ECDA Programs from May 2019 through April 2020
24 July 2020 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (July 21, 2020) – The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) has been working with residents and businesses through multiple programs during this past fiscal year, May 2019 through April 2020.


What to Expect Next for the 2020 Census
23 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Although the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the 2020 Census, the count continues to move forward. The United States Census Bureau is expected to send out reminder postcards this week to an estimated 34.3 million households. This will be the final mailing before census takers begin to visit homes who have not yet responded star


Mayor Wells-Armstrong Presents Part Two of Diversity and Inclusion Series: Presentation of City Services
22 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Mayor Wells-Armstrong will be hosting part two of her Diversity and Inclusion Series on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the fourth-floor auditorium at the Kankakee Public Library from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


New Business Opens in Kankakee: Station Street Café
17 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – A new business in the City of Kankakee has officially opened its doors. Station Street Café, located at 150 E. Station Street, is serving up a variety of lunch items in downtown Kankakee.


City of Kankakee Announces 20 Additional Hours for Vehicle Stickers
16 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Additional hours to obtain a City of Kankakee vehicle sticker will begin next week. Those who still need to purchase their vehicle sticker can still do so during the City’s regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stickers are sold at the drive-up location ONLY at 310 S. Schuyler in Kankakee. Signs have


La ciudad de Kankakee Anuncia 20 Horas Adicionales para las Pegatinas de Vehículos
16 July 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Las horas adicionales para obtener una etiqueta adhesiva del vehículo de la ciudad de Kankakee comenzarán la próxima semana. Aquellos que todavía necesitan comprar su etiqueta adhesiva de vehículo todavía pueden hacerlo durante el horario comercial regular de la ciudad de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Pegatinas se venden e


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