Kankakee, Illinois

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Kankakee, Illinois
Theakake
City
City of Kankakee
Kankakee County Courthouse, in Kankakee, Illinois
Kankakee County Courthouse, in Kankakee, Illinois
Kankakee, Illinois is located in Illinois
Kankakee, Illinois
Location of Kankakee within Illinois
Coordinates: 41°7′12″N 87°51′40″W / 41.12°N 87.86111°W / 41.12; -87.86111Coordinates: 41°7′12″N 87°51′40″W / 41.12°N 87.86111°W / 41.12; -87.86111
Country United States
State  Illinois
County Kankakee
Established 1853
Incorporated (city) 1865
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • City Council 14 aldermen
Area
 • Total 14.62 sq mi (37.9 km2)
 • Land 14.14 sq mi (36.6 km2)
 • Water 0.480 sq mi (1.24 km2)
Elevation[1] 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 27,537
 • Estimate (2012) 27,349
 • Density 1,883.5/sq mi (727.23/km2)
Demonym(s) Kankakeean
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60901
Area code(s) 815, 779
FIPS code 17-38934[1]
GNIS feature ID 411300[1]
Website www.citykankakee-il.gov

Kankakee /kæŋkəˈki/ is a city in Illinois, United States. It is also the county seat of Kankakee County.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives member Adam Kinzinger was born in Kankakee.[4]

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.

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