The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Formed from a portion of Bourbonnais Township in 1855, Kankakee Township is one of 17 townships in Kankakee County, Illinois. The township has the smallest area in the county, but with a population of more than 28,000 it is second largest in population.

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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.

Kankakee Township


Kankakee, IL
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Contact: Supervisor Michael Mulcahy,

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