Press Releases

City Partners with Kankakee School District 111 to Enhance Public Safety
19 March 2019 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee has partnered with Kankakee School District #111 as the fiscal agent of the COPS grant. 


Brewer-Watson appointed as new City of Kankakee CDA Director
15 March 2019 | Press Release

Mayor Wells-Armstrong will appoint Barbara Brewer-Watson as Executive Director of the Community Development Agency for the City of Kankakee at the City Council meeting on Monday, March 18. Brewer-Watson will transition from her role as President and CEO of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce at the end of the month.


Congresswoman Kelly to Host 6th Annual Youth Job Expo April 13
14 March 2019 | Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job Expo for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 23 on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Media Center of Rich South High School, 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park.


City Brings Optional Warranty Coverage Program to Protect Homeowners
27 February 2019 | Press Release

The City of Kankakee has partnered with Utility Service Partners, a HomeServe Company, to offer protection for homeowners against repairs to water and sewer service lines. The coverage is voluntary and available at affordable monthly or annual prices.


New Feature to Address Potholes on City’s Website
26 February 2019 | Press Release

In response to the number of calls regarding potholes, the City of Kankakee has implemented a new feature on its website.


City Officials Continue to Monitor the River
06 February 2019 | Press Release

With the warming temperatures and additional rainfall, officials are actively monitoring the elevated water levels within the City of Kankakee along the Kankakee River. 


The City of Kankakee Receives Notification of OSLAD Grant Award
05 February 2019 | Press Release

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced grant awards this week for the State’s FY 2019 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD).  The City of Kankakee submitted a project for land acquisition to support the implementation of the Riverfront Master Plan which was adopted by the city council during July 2018.


Attention City Residents
29 January 2019 | Press Release

Allied Waste will not be picking up garbage in Kankakee on Wednesday due to the forecasted weather of sub-zero highs for the day.


City of Kankakee Responds to Inclement Weather
29 January 2019 | Press Release

During this week of snowfall and extreme temperatures, city officials have been closely monitoring the weather for public safety.


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