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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Network & Celebrate: MLK Life Celebration
Chocolate Tour 2022
Steam Hollow Brewing 3-Year Anniversary Celebratio
Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.

Ice Cream & Coffee

Did you know the concept of soft-serve was first developed in 1938 by John McCullough and his son? They convinced friend, Sherb Noble, to offer the product in his Kankakee, Illinois ice cream shop. That summer they held a 10 cent all-you-can-eat sale and sold 1,600 servings in two hours. Two years later, Noble and the McCulloughs opened the first Dairy Queen in Joliet. Today there are more than 6,000 DQ stores worldwide and it all started in Kankakee, Illinois. Don’t miss out on a treat from one of the five Noble Family-owned DQ’s in Kankakee County.

Off the Vine Winery
Off the Vine Winery
Wine, coffee, flowers and gifts.... Details
Stefari Cafe
Stefari Cafe
Centrally located in downtown Kankakee, Stefari Café serves specialty coffee, sourced from local and small batch roaster... Details

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