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    The City of Kankakee, located in *Kankakee County, *Northeastern Illinois, *United States of America, is 56 miles South of *Chicago, *Cook County, Illinois, population about 3,000,000; 30 miles Southeast of *Joliet, *Will County, Illinois, population about 100,000.  
    Kankakee is served by the *Illinois Central Railroad, a *Canadian National Railway subsidiary, which provides *Amtrak passenger service to *Kankakee Depot and freight service; the *Norfolk and Southern Railway, which provides freight service, and the *Kankakee, Beaverville, and Southern Railroad, which provides freight service.  Kankakee is located on *Interstate Highway 57, *United States Highway 45, *United States Highway 52, *Illinois State Highway 17, and *Illinois State Highway 50.  The *Kankakee Area is served by the *Greater Kankakee Airport, ID: *IKK.  
    Kankakee is the home of educational institutions *Olivet Nazarene University *olivet.edu, located in the suburban Village of *Bourbonnais and *Kankakee Community College *www.kcc.cc.il.us located in Kankakee.
    The City nearest to Kankakee is *Momence, population about 3,000, also located in *Kankakee County.  Kankakee suburbs include the Villages of *Aroma Park, *Bradley, *Bourbonnais, and *Sun River Terrace.  Other nearby Villages include *Herscher, *Grant park, *Hopkins Park, *Manteno, *Union Hill, and *St. Anne, all in *Kankakee County.  *Chebanse is located in *Kankakee County and neighboring *Iroquois County; and *Reddick is located in *Kankakee County and neighboring *Livingston County.  
    The population of Kankakee is approximately 27,000.  The United States Postal Service Zip Code is *60901.  
    The elevation of Kankaee is a little under 700 feet above Sea Level.  
    The *telephone *Area Code 815 serves the *Kankakee Area.  
    The local AM Radio Station (Medium Wave Radio Station) is *WKAN *1320 AM, Kankakee.  FM Radio Stations include: *WKIF *92.7 FM, Kankakee; *WONU *89.7 FM, Kankakee;
    The *Kankakee Area is the regional retail market center for the area South of the *Chicago Suburbs, with a strong reputation as a *City of Restaurants serving *Interstate Highway 57 travellers, from *Interstate Highway 57 Exit 308, *Interstate Highway 57 Exit 312, *Interstate Highway 57 Exit 315, and *Interstate Highway 57 Exit 322.  Suburban *Bradley is the *Retail Hub served *Interstate Highway 57 Exit 315.  
    The major industries of the *Kankakee Area are health care, higher education, manufacturing, and retail trade.   The *Kankakee Area is served by *Provena St. Mary's Hospital, *500 West Court Street, Kankakee, and the *Riverside Medical Center, *350 North Wall Street, Kankakee.  
    The *Kankakee Area has a hot summer, cold winter climate, typical of the interior *Midwest region of the *United States of America.  
    The above information is current to the best of the knowledge of the submitting Wikitraveler as of November 26, 2004.  Accuracy is not gaurenteed.  Use this information at your own risk and make changes as seeem best.