We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.
450 E. Court St. | Kankakee, IL 60901-3917 | 815-935-7390
This 1912 Courthouse with its Beaux Arts inspired dome, dominates the downtown Kankakee skyline. A mural depicting scenes of the county’s history embellishes the dome’s ceiling. The Kankakee County Courthouse built during the era when Beaux Arts Architecture was popular is a fine example of its style. This masterpiece is bordered by six historical churches that were built in the late 1800's. Bring your camera and capture an outside shot of one of Kankakee County’s beautiful treasures.