Kankakee, Illinois

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Kankakee, Illinois
City of Kankakee
Kankakee County Courthouse, in Kankakee, Illinois
Kankakee County Courthouse, in Kankakee, Illinois
Country United States
State  Illinois
County Kankakee
Established 1853
Incorporated (city) 1865
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • City Council 14 aldermen
 • 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kankakee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  4. "Biography". kinzinger.house.gov. Retrieved 15 November 2016.