Press Releases



Commander Jay Etzel Celebrates 30th Anniversary with the Kankakee Police Department Ahead of Retirement This Week
03 February 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Today, Commander Jay Etzel started his career with the Kankakee Police Department 30 years ago, a bittersweet moment ahead of his last day on Friday as he prepares for retirement.

 

City Meetings to Resume In-Person
02 February 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – City of Kankakee meetings will resume in person with a room capacity limit of no more than 50 people under Phase 4 guidelines in the Restore Illinois plan. Mayor Wells-Armstrong made the announcement at Monday night’s city council meeting.

 

Black History Month: City Spotlight Nominations Underway
28 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – During the month of Black History in February, the City of Kankakee has begun to accept nominations to highlight local African American community members for their contributions.

 

Kankakee United and Public Safety Update Ahead on Kankakee Chats
27 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Looking ahead in the new year, the Kankakee United Leadership Team is set to present an update on Mayor Wells-Armstrong’s monthly livestream, Kankakee Chats. The livestream will broadcast on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast local channel four, the City of Kankakee’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.

 

ECDA to Host Tax Basics Workshop with Guest Speaker Jake Lee
25 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Although taxpayers can begin filing now, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this year’s tax season will start in just a few weeks on February 12, 2021 when they will begin accepting and processing returns.

 

The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) Awarded New R3 Program Grant from Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)
22 January 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (January 22, 2021) – The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) is one of the grant recipients for the new Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA).

 

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (ECDA) TO CONDUCT NEEDS ASSESSMENTS IN EACH WARD IN 2021
21 January 2021 | Press Release

KANKAKEE, Ill. (January 21, 2021) – The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) will be partnering with the alderpersons from each ward to conduct needs assessments in each neighborhood. Each month, the ECDA will partner with a specific ward’s monthly meeting or schedule a meeting in that ward to hear the residents’ needs and feedback in

 

City of Kankakee to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Hobbie Avenue Project
15 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – As the City of Kankakee continues to move forward on the efforts to improve Hobbie Avenue, public feedback is encouraged as more information on the project will be shared on a virtual public meeting platform.

 

Local Hospitals to Continue Mobile Food Pantries in 2021 in Partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank
13 January 2021 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The need for food and supplies continues to increase as food pantries nationwide are reporting higher numbers in requests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, both hospitals in the City of Kankakee partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to host a mobile food pantry once a month in the community.

 


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