The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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From Indians to industry, the City of Kankakee has a proud history of agriculture and commerce and an exciting future as the service, industrial, cultural and governmental hub of Kankakee County. Located 60 miles south of Chicago, the city has a population of more than 27,000. The beautiful Kankakee River winds through town forming a backdrop for recreation and relaxation all year long.

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Centennial Activities

Kankakee Riverfront Trail

Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley

Phase I of the Kankakee Riverfront Trail was begun—and will be completed—during the Centennial. The 6.5 mile-long trail will enhance local access to the Kankakee River and connect the city of Kankakee with Kankakee River State Park. This project advances three Green Legacy goals: connecting us to our rivers and streams, completing our regional trail system and expanding neighborhood green space.

City of Kankakee


Kankakee City Hall
304 S. Indiana Avenue
Kankakee, IL
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