Press Releases



Now Accepting Applicants for Mayor Wells-Armstrong African American Civic Leaders’ Scholarship
26 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Scholarships will be awarded to help graduating high school seniors and full-time college students in the amount of $2,000 per student. In partnership with the Kankakee Public Library and Community Foundation, an event will be held to recognize the recipients based on academics, positive leadership, extra-curricular school activities

 

Service Line Protection Program Available for Homeowners in the City of Kankakee
23 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – A year ago, the City of Kankakee began a partnership with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA), a leading home service repair plan provider. More than 140 Residents now benefit from the program. Through the partnership, Kankakee residents have the option to sign up for service plans to protect against the high cost of emergency

 

City of Kankakee Decreases Property Taxes for the Second Year in a Row
17 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – City Council voted 14-0 for the levy and assessment of property taxes in the City of Kankakee. For the second year in a row, the City is lowering the tax levy request.

 

City of Kankakee Votes 10-4 on Adult-Use Cannabis
16 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – For several months, community members and local leaders have given their viewpoints to support or oppose the City of Kankakee approving an ordinance to allow cannabis dispensaries in the City once adult-use cannabis becomes legal in state of Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly passed the bill in May and Governor J.B. Pritzker has

 

Drive Merry, Bright and Sober this Holiday Season
16 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – With holiday festivities rapidly approaching, the Kankakee Police Department announced that it will participate in a national enforcement campaign to crack down on impaired and unbuckled drivers from December 16, 2019 through January 2, 2020.

 

Kankakee Police Officers Set to Participate in 28th Annual “Shop with a Cop”
13 December 2019 | Press Release

On December 15, 2019 the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Kankakee Police Department and other police agencies will host the 28th annual “Shop with a Cop.” More than 74 officers will be participating this year, including 10 officers from the City of Kankakee.

 

City of Kankakee Votes to Amend Its Social Media Policy
11 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – City Council voted 14-0 to amend the City’s social media policy. The amendment includes all of the City of Kankakee’s social media platforms and website. A previous ordinance was passed regarding social media, however as social media evolves, the policy will continue to be updated.

 

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
09 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The holidays are known to be the busiest time of the year and as you shop for your loved ones, it’s important to always remember safety. December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month and according to the latest report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms nationwide treated more than 251,000 toy-related i

 

State Senator Patrick Joyce Meets with Mayor Wells-Armstrong
05 December 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – State Senator Patrick Joyce met with Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong Tuesday as an introductory meeting.

 


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