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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Black Friday Glow Party
40th Annual Gallery of Trees
17th Annual Christmas Gathering
Escape to Kankakee County!
Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Kankakee River and Kankakee River State Park, you won't be disappointed.

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!

Staci Wilken
Staci Wilken
Executive Director

Mileen Joines
Finance Manager
Vicki Layhew
Vicki Layhew
Sales & Marketing Manager
Marilyn McAdoo
Marilyn McAdoo
General Office Support
Kelsey Curwick
Kelsey Curwick
Executive Assistant


Our Board of Directors

Hollice Clark III, President
Bourbonnais Township Park District

Mayor Bruce Adams, Vice President
Village of Bradley

Mayor Tim Nugent, Treasurer
Village of Manteno

Laurie Wimberly, Secretary
Village of Bourbonnais

Scott Billadeau, Voting Director
Hotel Lodging Association

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Voting Director
City of Kankakee

Andy Wheeler, Voting Director
Kankakee County Board

Peggy Mayer, Voting Director
Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce

Dayna Heitz, Voting Director
Kankakee Valley Park District

Rob Bishir, Voting Director
City of Momence

Jim Johanek, Voting Director
At Large Member


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