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Encyclopedia > Kankakee, Illinois
City of Kankakee
City
Kankakee County Courthouse, in Kankakee, Illinois
Kankakee County Courthouse, in Kankakee, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Area 12.8 mi² (33.15 km²)
 - land 12.3 mi² (31.86 km²)
 - water 0.5 mi² (1.29 km²), 3.91%
Center
 - coordinates 41°07′01″N 87°51′50″W / 41.116982, -87.863866Coordinates: 41°07′01″N 87°51′50″W / 41.116982, -87.863866
Population 27,491 (2000)
Density 2,239.8 /mi² (864.8 /km²)
1853
Mayor Donald Green
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60901
Area code 815/779
Location of Kankakee within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : http://www.ci.kankakee.il.us/

Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,491. It is the county seat of Kankakee CountyGR6. It is included in the Combined Statistical Area for Chicago. Library service is provided by the Kankakee Public Library. List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 467 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1698 × 2180 pixel, file size: 291 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...

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Geography

Kankakee is located at 41°7′1″N, 87°51′50″W (41.116982, -87.863866)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.0 km² (12.8 mi²). 31.8 km² (12.3 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (3.76%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,491 people, 10,020 households and 6,272 families residing within the city. The population density was 865.1/km² (2,239.8/mi²). There were 10,965 housing units at an average density of 345.0/km² (893.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.92% White, 41.07% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.50% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.25% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,020 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 21.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.28. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,469, and the median income for a family was $36,428. Males had a median income of $30,894 versus $22,928 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,479. About 18.1% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Rail Transportation

See also: Kankakee (Amtrak station)

Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, provides service to Kankakee. Amtrak Train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart Kankakee at 9:23pm daily with service to Champaign-Urbana, Mattoon, Effingham, Centralia, Carbondale, Fulton, Newbern-Dyersburg, Memphis, Greenwood, Yazoo City, Jackson, Hazlehurst, Brookhaven, McComb, Hammond, and New Orleans. Amtrak Train 58, the northbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart Kankakee at 7:13am daily with service to Homewood and Chicago. Kankakee is also served by Amtrak Train 390/391, the Saluki, daily in the morning, and Amtrak Train 392/393, the Illini, daily in the afternoon/evening. Both the Saluki and the Illini operate between Chicago and Carbondale. Other information Passengers (2006) 8,644 1. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Amtraks City of New Orleans stops at the Memphis, Tennessee station in 2005. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Chambana, is a region in east central Illinois. ... Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois, United States. ... , Effingham is an English village in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey, bordering Mole Valley. ... There are several places with the name Centralia In Canada: Centralia, Ontario In the United States: Centralia, California Centralia, Illinois Centralia, Iowa Centralia, Kansas Centralia, Missouri Centralia, New York Centralia, Oklahoma Centralia, Pennsylvania Centralia, Texas Centralia, Virginia Centralia, Washington Centralia, West Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... , Carbondale is a city in Southern Illinois in the midwest United States, about one hour north of Cairo. ... Fulton is a city in Fulton County, Kentucky, United States. ... Other information Opened 1920 Code NBN Traffic Passengers (2006) 2,598 5. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Greenwood is situated in Leflore County, Mississippi at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. ... Yazoo City is a city in Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brookhaven is a city located in Lincoln County, Mississippi. ... McComb is a city located in Pike County, Mississippi, about 80 miles south of Jackson, just off of I-55. ... Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Homewood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... The Saluki is a 310-mile (499 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that will run between Chicago and Carbondale, Illinois, starting October 30, 2006. ... The Illini is a 310-mile (499 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago and Carbondale, Illinois. ...


High Schools

Kankakee is home to 3 high schools, Kankakee High School, Bishop Martin D. McNamara, and Grace Baptist Academy. Kankakee High School is the public high school for the city and is the most populated school in Kankakee. Bishop McNamara and Grace Baptist Academy are private high schools. Bishop McNamara is a Catholic high school, while Grace Baptist is Southern Baptist. Bishop McNamara High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Kankakee, Illinois. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States cooperative ministry agency serving missionary Baptist churches around the world. ...


Trivia

In 2000, Kankakee County (the entire county, not just the city of Kankakee) was rated by the Places Rated Almanac as the worst community in which to live out of 354 rated communities in the United States. This was parodied by late night host David Letterman, who gave the city two identical gazebos, hoping the town could turn itself around as the "Home Of The Twin Gazebos". Since this time, city leaders have attempted to improve on this ranking by bringing in a waterpark, ice rink, revitalizing downtown, and other community improvement projects. It was recently announced that the Kankakee area will be home to the ethanol plant of a Kansas City-based business. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grain alcohol redirects here. ... Kansas City may refer to: Places: Kansas City Metropolitan Area Kansas City, Missouri, Missouri North Kansas City, Missouri, Missouri Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas Kansas City, Oregon Kansas City, Tennessee Or: Kansas City standard, in computing refers to a standard for storage of data on audio cassettes Deuce-to-seven low...


Frank Lloyd Wright designed two houses in the Riverview section of the city. They still stand today. The Riverview Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, covering 782 acres (3.2 km²), 118 buildings and 1 structure. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Although Kankakee folklore claims that first Dairy Queen was opened in Kankakee, the first Dairy Queen was actually opened in Joliet, Illinois.[1] Sherb Noble, the man who opened the first Dairy Queen, opened his first ice cream shop in Kankakee, named "Sherb's," where the Dairy Queen product was first tested. Essentially, this makes Kankakee the true home of Dairy Queen ice cream, but not the franchise name itself.[2] Dairy Queen (also known as DQ) is an ice-cream shop and fast-food restaurant franchise based in the United States and founded in 1940. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ...


Kankakee is referred to in a number of popular songs, including "City of New Orleans" by Steve Goodman and "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" performed by Groucho Marx and the song "Minnie the Moocher" sung by Cab Calloway. City of New Orleans is a folk song written by Steve Goodman. ... Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was a Chicago folk music singer and songwriter. ... Lydia the Tattooed Lady, which became one of Groucho Marxs signature tunes, was written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, and first appeared in the movie At the Circus (1939). ... Julius Henry Marx, AKA Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ...


Legendary NY Yankees manager Casey Stengel began his professional managing career in Kankakee at the Electric Park ballfield.


Notable people from Kankakee

Lennington Small (June 16, 1862 – May 17, 1936) was a Republican governor of Illinois, serving from 1921 to 1929. ... Samuel H. Shapiro (April 25, 1907 - March 16, 1987) was Democratic Governor of Illinois, serving from 1968 to 1969. ... George Ryan George Homer Ryan (born February 24, 1934 in Maquoketa, Iowa) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Terry Wells (Born September 10, 1963) in Kankakee, Illinois, is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Thomas Albert Prince (born August 13, 1964 in Kankakee, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball player. ... William John Petrick III (born April 29, 1984 in Kankakee, IL) Prounounced PET-Rick is a current pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Charles B. Cady (December, 1865 - June 7, 1909) was a Major League Baseball pitcher/outfielder in the 19th century. ... Fred Samuel Goetz (February 14, 1897-March 20, 1934), also known as Shotgun George Ziegler, was a Chicago mobster and a suspected participant in the Valentines Day Massacre in 1929. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue, White, and Gray Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC... Tyjuan Cedric Hagler (born 3 December 1981 in Kankakee, Illinois) is an NFL player. ... Fred MacMurray (August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991) was an actor who appeared in over one hundred movies and a highly successful television series during a career that lasted from the 1930s to the 1970s. ... Jordan Black (born on November 9, 1970, in Kankakee, Illinois) is an African American actor. ...

References

  1. ^ Dairy Queen FAQs
  2. ^ Kankakee County visitor's info

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