Kankakee County, Illinois VISIT KANKAKEE COUNTY ILLINOIS
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.

30
Sep
Always...Patsy Cline presented by Kankakee Valley
02
Oct
87th Annual Greek Fest
04
Oct
Starting a Business Workshop
Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.

Our Stories

Our website is full of stories to help plan your visit to Kankakee County, Illinois. Whether you are planning for business or pleasure, enjoy the experiences below to get your trip planning ideas flowing!



Empowered Women
These local businesswomen prove that they are as comfortable with tattoo ink as with cake fondant.
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Wedding Season
Everything needed for that special day can be found right here in Kankakee County!
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Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.
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Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.
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What is Kankakee County?
It's just the place you've been looking for!
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Spring Break in Kankakee County!
Plan to spend a few days to experience all that Kankakee County has to offer!
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Chicago Area Trivia: The History of Barn Quilts
Kankakee County’s heritage is rich with agricultural history!
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Top Historic Sites to Visit
Get ready to receive a history lesson on your next visit to the area.
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Top Annual Events and Festivals
Kankakee County, Illinois, is a popular destination for weekend trips in the Chicago area all year-round.
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Top Things to Do With Kids
Kankakee County, Illinois, has plenty of ways to stay busy with little ones.
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Top Things to Do Outdoors
Check out some of the top things to do when it comes to exploring the great outdoors in Kankakee County, Illinois
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Do It Up Wright in Kankakee County
Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's life just outside of Chicago!
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Kankakee County Restaurant Week
Check back with us for Kankakee County Restaurant Week 2020!
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Warm Up With Wine Bars in Kankakee County, Illinois
Warm up with a glass of vino at our local wine bars this winter!
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Escape to Kankakee County
Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Kankakee River and Kankakee River State Park, you won't be disappointed.
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Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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