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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43rd Annual Gallery of Trees
Holiday at Hogwarts - Wizard Themed Dinners
Midwinter ~ performed by Olivet Nazarene Universit
Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.

Our Team

Our team works to ensure that every guest has a fantastic experience when they visit Kankakee County. Our marketing efforts are on behalf of every partner and with every interaction, we hope to encourage a visit, or repeat visit, back to see us.

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Staci Wilken
Executive Director

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Mileen Joines
Finance Manager



Our Board of Directors

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, President
City of Kankakee

Dayna Heitz, Vice-President
Kankakee Valley Park District

Laurie Cyr, Secretary
Village of Bourbonnais

Mayor Tim Nugent, Treasurer
Village of Manteno 

Dave Baron, Voting Director
County of Kankakee

Rob Bishir, Voting Director
City of Momence

Village of Bradley 

Hollice Clark, Voting Director
Bourbonnais Township Park District

Michele Blanchette, Voting Director
Kankakee County Lodging Association

Jim Johanek, Voting Director
Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce

Ruben Feliciano, Voting Director
Public Member

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