Kankakee, IL – Olivet Nazarene University students are getting firsthand, professional experience while working with the City of Kankakee. Inspired Strategies Agency (ISA) was originally formed in 2015 by four public relations and strategic communication students. The student-run program quickly grew to providing media relations services throughout
Kankakee, IL – Kankakee’s Fire Department will host their Community Safety Day this weekend. The program is called Passport to Safety. Although the event is geared toward children, all are encouraged to attend.
Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Police Department has scheduled police academies for residents. The academies provide an opportunity for residents to build relationships with officers, learn the functions of the department and gain an understanding of local police work in their community. The Citizens Police Academies consists of classes that will las
Kankakee, IL – As announced in a December 2018 Press Release, the City of Kankakee Community Development Agency was awarded $3,000,000 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program funding and has launched a program to reduce lead poisoning in children. Hundreds of children in Kankakee have been identified as being lead poisoned.
Kankakee, IL – Fire Deputy Chief, Jeff Bruno, has retired from the Kankakee Fire Department.
“It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Kankakee for almost 29 years, and I will miss my fellow co-workers and the ability to help others in their time of need”, said Deputy Chief Bruno.
Kankakee, IL – Officer Robert Huebner and Officer Shane McWhorter started with the Kankakee Police Department this week after they recently graduated from the Police Training Institute in Champaign, Illinois last week.
Kankakee, IL – Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong joined mayors from across the nation at the 6th annual Cities United Convening in Hampton, Virginia. Cities United, created in 2011, is a national coalition of mayors working to bring awareness to gun violence with a focus on African-American males. Their goal is to help local leaders reduce homicides in
Kankakee, IL – Two long-term veteran police officers have been promoted within the Kankakee Police Department.
Kankakee, IL – Mayor Wells-Armstrong and city council have declared August 22, 2019 as “No Small Matter Day” in Kankakee County to build awareness regarding the importance of early childhood education.