Press Releases

City of Kankakee Snow Removal and Parking Notice
17 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – In effort to serve the residents of Kankakee and keep streets open during snowfall, the Department of Public Works tries to maintain the following model.


City of Kankakee Welcomes Officers Joshua Ramirez and Dalton Suprenant
16 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Dalton Suprenant and Joshua Ramirez were sworn in as new Kankakee Police officers. Officer Joshua Ramirez is a Kankakee resident who said he looks forward to starting his career close to home.


Schuyler Avenue Streetscape Plan: New String Lights
13 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Schuyler Avenue will be getting additional string lights starting this week. The upgrade is a part of the Schuyler Avenue Streetscape Plan which kicked off downtown revitalization efforts during the Summer of 2018. The lighting project will begin at the 100 Block of North Schuyler Avenue. Each block will be closed off at a time while


City Council Approves Aligning Annual Fees for Liquor and Gaming
10 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Previously, the City of Kankakee’s video gaming fees were due February 1st annually. The fees are now due April 30th at the same time as liquor fees. For each 12-month period, an annual fee in the amount of $250 for each video gaming terminal is paid by the business owner under Ordinance number 2020-04.


City of Kankakee Promotes Veteran Police Officer
08 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Long-term police officer Michael Coash has been promoted to sergeant within the Kankakee Police Department. Sergeant Coash has been an officer for ten years. “I look forward to taking the next step in my career while continuing to serve the citizens of this great City,” said Sergeant Michael Coash.


Kankakee Fire Department Receives Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks
07 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Invisible Fence donated five life-saving pet oxygen masks to the Kankakee Fire Department in order to help reduce the number of pet fatalities. Since 2006, more than 25,000 masks have been donated. Resulting from the company’s efforts, more than three million lives improved, including pets who were saved through the Project Breathe P


City of Kankakee Christmas Tree Recycling
06 January 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Christmas trees will be picked up and recycled on regular garbage and recycling days. Residents can place their tree where they would normally put their trash or brush to be collected. The trees can also be placed in the back alley of the residence.


Enter to Win the City of Kankakee’s Best Dressed Pet Contest
30 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee is kicking off their Best Dressed Pet Contest in honor of “National Dress Up Your Pet Day.” Participants have two weeks to submit their photos through the City’s website to be entered to win a prize. First, second and third place winners will be announced on social media on January 14, 2020 to celebrate the day d


Kankakee United Meetings Scheduled for 2020
27 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The first meeting for Kankakee United has been set for January 28, 2020. It will be held at the Kankakee Public Library at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor meeting room. All Kankakee United meetings will be held on the last Tuesday of each month.


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