Kankakee

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Kankakee

  • Kankakee is ranked #1,351 in Illinois
  • Kankakee is ranked #28,422 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
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51Kankakee
64Illinois
67USA

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Kankakee, IL A Historic River Town

Attractions7/10
Community8/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping6/10
The city of Kankakee, Illinois is a small town of about 27,000 in Northeast Illinois that surrounds the Kankakee River. The city has a long, storied history and is a great place to raise a family. It is approximately 60 miles south of Chicago which affords those that live there the ability to visit the big city with regularity. The Kankakee River is the city's greatest landmark and runs directly through the city. The river features the Kankakee River Dam which supplies electricity to the city and surrounding communities. Fishing on the river is a pastime for many living in the area. Amtrak maintains a depot at Kankakee with daily service o and from Chicago. Architecture is a focal point of the city's homes and buildings. The great architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the principal designer on two of Kankakee's historic homes. A coworker of Wright, Zachary Taylor Davis, was the principal on the building of the Kankakee County courthouse from 1909-1912.
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Source: The Kankakee, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).