Have you heard about the River's Edge Development Zone? The River Edge Redevelopment Zone Program (RERZ) helps revive and redevelop environmentally challenged properties adjacent to rivers in Illinois. Cities in the River...

There's something special for everyone in Downtown Kankakee!

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, and what better place to do so than in the heart of Downtown Kankakee? With a variety of options, from charming breakfast spots to cozy bookstores and delightful shopping experiences, Downtown Kankakee offers the perfect setting for a memorable day with your special someone. Let's explore a day-long itinerary filled with love, laughter, and shared moments in this vibrant downtown hub.

As the winter chill descends upon us, Downtown Kankakee transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a plethora of activities and experiences to make the most of the season. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, here's your guide on how to spend a delightful winter in Downtown Kankakee.

Location: Martinez Tacos, 348 E Station St. Introducing the vibrant tapestry of nature woven into the heart of our downtown community, the latest Downtown Kankakee mural by artist Katie Bretzlaff is a celebration of...

As the holiday season quickly approaches, there's no better time to celebrate the spirit of giving by supporting local, small businesses in Downtown Kankakee! In a community that's growing and revitalizing, every contribution makes a significant impact.

Here are some heartfelt ways to ensure that your holiday shopping not only spreads joy but also helps nurture the growth of the local economy.

While we’re always proud to stand with small businesses and see them rise to the challenges of the marketplace, we know this is a great time of year to encourage people to support small businesses. Because when we support small businesses, it makes a big impact!

What is Pink Friday? One week before Black Friday, Pink Friday encourages collaboration among the small boutique community to advance the #shopsmallfirst mindset. Before heading online and to big-box retailers, take the...

While we near the end of the Kankakee Farmers' Market season, there is no shortage of fall goods to be found!

Halloween Downtown, a free event hosted by the Rotary Club of Kankakee, comes back to Downtown Kankakee Sunday, October 15th from 10am to 4pm. The event will take place on the 200 block of South Schuyler Avenue, including the...

To Do This Fall In Downtown Kankakee

Summer may be coming to a close, but never fear, there is no shortage of things to do this Fall in Downtown Kankakee!