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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Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.


Bear down, bears fans! Kankakee County is located just one hour south of Chicago and home of the 7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp where each summer tens of thousands of fans make the pilgrimage to support their boys in blue on the sprawling campus of Olivet Nazarene University. But wait, there's more. We are also home to the 2017 NJCAA World Series Division II Champion Kankakee Community College Cavaliers, the Tri-Town Titans, the area's first professional indoor arena football team and our semi-pro football team, the Kankakee County Chargers. Say what?! 

When you're not watching the big boys, hit the links at one of our seven golf courses, cast a line in the bountiful waters of the Kankakee River or pound the pavement by foot or by bike on over 10 miles of trail throughout the Kankakee River State Park. Are you the proud parent of a child athlete? Take advantage of KVPD River Road Sports Complex, Diamond Point Park or Heritage Park for softball and baseball action or the Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena for you hockey enthusiasts. Enjoy the rush of planes, trains and automobiles? The Greater Kankakee Airport and Kankakee County Speedway have got what it takes to keep your blood pumpin'. And for the true adventure seeker, plan a trip down the Kankakee River by kayak or to Haigh Quarry, named No. 11 on the list of 12 best snorkel sites in the U.S. by Yahoo Travel. 

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