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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.

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Meet our local racers
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May
Sunset Stroll- North Schuyler
01
Jun
Kankakee Farmers' Market
FARM TO FARM TABLE
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.
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Essex Historical Society Museum

Essex Historical Society Museum
218 N. Parls St. | Essex, IL 60935
815-365-4048

This historical site features a one-room schoolhouse and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent brick building. Learn about area strip mines that date back to the early 1900s. Open by appointment and for special events.

 


 

Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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