Kankakee, Illinois

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Kankakee, Illinois
City of Kankakee
Kankakee County Courthouse
Location of Kankakee in Illinois
Location of Kankakee in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°7′12″N 87°51′40″W / 41.12000°N 87.86111°W / 41.12000; -87.86111Coordinates: 41°7′12″N 87°51′40″W / 41.12000°N 87.86111°W / 41.12000; -87.86111
CountryUnited States
State Illinois
Incorporated (city)1865
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorChasity Wells Armstrong (D)
 • City Council14 aldermen
 • Total15.49 sq mi (40.11 km2)
 • Land15.01 sq mi (38.87 km2)
 • Water0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
Elevation656 ft (200 m)
 • Total27,537
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,762.18/sq mi (680.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)815, 779
FIPS code17-38934[2]
GNIS feature ID411300[2]

Kankakee /kæŋkəˈki/ is a city in Illinois, United States. It is also the county seat of Kankakee County.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives member Adam Kinzinger was born in Kankakee.[5]

History[change | change source]

The Potawatami lived in the area beginning sometime in the 18th century. In 1833 the Potawatami signed a treaty with the United States government. They agreed to leave the region and move west. Kankakee was founded in 1854.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Kankakee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  5. "Biography". kinzinger.house.gov. Retrieved 15 November 2016.