Press Releases

Kankakee Fire Department Improves ISO Rating
29 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL - The City of Kankakee Fire Department wishes to announce a new Insurance Service Office (ISO) Survey Rating reduction. ISO has an objective standard entitled the Public Protection Classification (PPC) program which assesses fire protection efforts in a particular community.


Kankakee Riverfront Master Plan Wins Award
26 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL –  On Friday, June 26, the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presented a Merit Award to the City of Kankakee for its Kankakee Riverfront Master Plan. Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong accepted the award on behalf of the citizens and community leaders who invested countless hours on the transformational plan.


Mayor Wells-Armstrong Elected President of Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau
22 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL –  The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board elected new officers during its annual meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The 11-member board is represented by the County of Kankakee, City of Kankakee, City of Momence, Village of Bourbonnais, Village of Bradley, Village of Manteno, Bourbonnais Township Park District,


Excessive Heat Advisory
19 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL –  The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning, effective today, July 18th, 2019 through 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The hottest conditions will be on Friday and Saturday with high temperatures of 95 to 100 degrees. During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged.


City of Kankakee to Refund Bonds
17 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – During the July 15, 2019 city council meeting, the city council voted 13-0 to approve the refunding of general obligation and sewer bonds which total approximately $975,000 in savings to the City of Kankakee.  Alderman Larry Osenga (R-3) was not in attendance.


Pizza Hut Opens in the City of Kankakee
17 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL - a ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the new Pizza Hut restaurant located at 375 West Court Street. Participating in the ribbon cutting were City of Kankakee elected officials including Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Alderwoman Carmen Lewis (D-5), and Alderman Mike Cobbs (D-6).  Additional participants included Emily Poff, Ex


City of Kankakee Adopts the Riverfront TIF
02 July 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – During last night’s city council meeting, the city council voted 10-2-1 to adopt the Riverfront Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district that has been under development for the past six months. Alderwoman Stacy Gall (D-2) was not in attendance. Alderman Tyler Tall (D-5) and Alderman David Crawford (R-3) voted against the district. Alde


City of Kankakee Partners with Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra to Bring Exciting Laser Show to Fourth of July Festivities
27 June 2019 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee’s annual July 4th celebration will have a new look this year as the day’s festivities will be capped off by an exciting laser show to replace the usual fireworks display. The laser show will follow the traditional Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra (KVSO) concert on the campus of Kankakee Community College (KCC). The event w


City of Kankakee Identifies Source of Odor
20 June 2019 | Press Release

Residents along Washington Avenue, Water and Wall Streets contacted city officials on Wednesday morning to report a strong odor.  Members of the Environmental Services Utility (ESU) began an investigation of the City’s infrastructure.  The investigation revealed the source of the odor originated from a local industry that is in full compliance with


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