Press Releases



City of Kankakee Partners with Olivet Nazarene University
13 September 2019 | Press Release

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’s Fire Department to Host 3rd Annual Community Safety Day
11 September 2019 | Press Release

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 Police Department to Host Citizens Police Academies
10 September 2019 | Press Release

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

 

The City of Kankakee Community Development Agency is Taking Applications for Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program
03 September 2019 | Press Release

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.

 

City of Kankakee Wishes Fire Deputy Chief Bruno Well on His Retirement
30 August 2019 | Press Release

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.

 

New Officers Join the Kankakee Police Department
29 August 2019 | Press Release

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.

 

Mayor Wells-Armstrong Presents Plans to Address Gun Violence at Cities United’s Annual Convening
27 August 2019 | Press Release

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

 

City of Kankakee Promotes Two Veteran Police Officers
23 August 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Two long-term veteran police officers have been promoted within the Kankakee Police Department.

 

City of Kankakee Declares August 22, 2019 as “No Small Matter” Day
22 August 2019 | Press Release

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.

 


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