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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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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.





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