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The Kankakee City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the City Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Donald E. Green Public Safety Center, 385 East Oak Street. If the Council meeting day falls on a holiday, the meeting is held on the following day.

Included at the beginning of each Council meeting is a public speak-out session. Citizens who would like to address the council are invited to register their names on a sign-in sheet and will then be called upon to come forward and address the Council members.

Community Development and Community Relations: - Committee Agenda
            1st Monday of each month - 5:45 p.m.

Public Safety - Fire - Committee Agenda
                              Police - Committee Agenda
            1st Tuesday after the first City Council meeting of each month - 5:15 p.m.

License and Franchise: - Committee Agenda
            1st Thursday after the first City Council meeting of each month - 5:15 p.m.

Budget: - Committee Agenda, (Administration Building, second floor conference room)
             2nd Monday of each month - 5:15 p.m.

Environmental Services Utility Board: -  Committee Agenda
            3rd Monday of each month - 6:00 p.m.

Planning Board - Committee Agenda
         
3rd Tuesday of each month - 6:00 p.m.

Code - Committee Agenda
            3rd Thursday of each month - 6:15 p.m.

Ordinance: - Committee Agenda
            4th Tuesday of each month - 5:15 p.m.

Economic Development:  Committee Agenda
            4th Thursday of each month - 5:15 p.m.

 

 

 

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The Daily Journal  Fiber Project
 

The Daily Journal  Fiber Project










Welcome, The Daily Journal fiber project establishes multiple diverse paths of fiber through the City of Kankakee.  Construction has started. Fiber broadband communication consists of transmitting data from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber strand of cable.

Time to completion as the project moves forward is 3-4 months.  Project Phase 1 North could be completed by February 2012.  Fiber access delivery will consist of multiple fiber split points with a single hop Internet connection.  Connections speeds from megabytes to GigE are delivered over the fiber strand as symmetrical.  The fiber paths are established at the NOC Data Center with collocation repeater facilities; the fiber branches North and South of the City of Kankakee.

The fiber connections will carry traditional ISP services and transport only connections.  Fiber build out will include multiple splice points and backup facilities. 

The fiber project will enhance Internet technologies for the downtown area of the City of Kankakee.  Kankakee will be in the forefront of the Internet revolution delivering symmetrical carrier grade reliable connections via fiber. Kankakee downtown will become the choice of companies looking for the best in Internet connectivity for a vast number of applications they may want to use.

If you are intrested in a fiber connection please contact us at the below e-mail or phone number. You can also address to:
TDJ Fiber Project
Attn: Fiber Team
8 Dearborn Square
Kankakee, IL 60901

To view the fiber mapping will require a simple login including your name and e-mail address.  You may click here to reach the fiber map.

For fiber project questions you may e-mail fiber@tdjfiberproject.com or phone 815 802-5280.  Please check back to this website for updates and the fiber project progress.

 

  Free WiFi Internet Service

The objective of the WiFi Internet service is to make Kankakee the WiFi “Hot Spot” for local users and businesses.  The second objective is to place Kankakee ahead of other cities to attract new customers, visitors and businesses to our community.  Currently we have finalized multiple hotspot access points in the downtown area, River Road Park, KCC, Ice Rink and the Water Park.  We are ready to expand our horizons throughout the community.  Currently users are able to request a free account for up to 15 hours of free Internet Service per month.  This account can be established at the WiFi Kankakee website.

Click Here to View Case Study

Click Here to View WiFi Brochure

  Kankakee Municipal Access Channel

 

The Kankakee Municipal Access Channel 4 is primarily broadcast throughout the Kankakee County service area.  

Fax request to:  815-933-0508                                       
Address: 850 N. Hobbie Ave., Kankakee             
E-mail:  channel4@citykankakee-il.gov        

                      
Municipal Access Channel Policy

Click below for a slideshow presentation about the: 
Community Access Channel

 

  Hydroelectric Power

In 1991, the City of Kankakee completed a conservation plan that included a 1200 kilowatt hour hydroelectric plant at the Washington Avenue dam. The hydroelectric plant, designed to meet the strictest environmental standards, provides a portion of electricity for the KRMA Treatment Plant. For more information, call 815-933-0446.

Click Here to View Hydro Brochure

 

  Geothermal Project

 

The loop system is the heart of a geothermal system.  These loops deliver offer 300 % efficient comfort and savings for many years into the future.  Based on the survey conducted on the City of Kankakee Geothermal project the decision to implement vertical loops would be the best option.  A drilling rig us used to bor 10 holes at a depth of 200 feet.  A U-shaped coil of high density pipe, with an estimated warranty of 50 years, is inserted into the bore hole.  The holes were backfilled with a sealing solution.  Installing a geothermal loop system is like getting a 30%-70% discount on energy for the life of the building.  

Click Here to View Geothermic Brochure

  Electronic Recycling

 The E-Waste Recycling Program has been developed and is operated under the direction of the Kankakee River metropolitan Agency Board of directors as a public service foe the residents, businesses, schools and industries located in the Kankakee Metropolitan Area and its surrounding.

Click Here to View E-Waste Brochure

 

  L.E.D. Upgrades

Click Here to View LED Data

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation  invests  in clean energy development and land preservation efforts, working with communities and citizens to  improve environmental quality in Illinois. The  Foundation supports programs and projects that will  improve energy efficiency, develop renewable energy  resources and preserve and enhance natural areas and  wildlife habitats throughout the state.

Thanks to this Illinois Clean Energy Community  Foundation the City of Kankakee received a grant  for $59,131.00 to upgrade 25 traffic control  intersections throughout the City of Kankakee. This  upgrade will assist the City transition from the  inefficient incandescent fixtures to energy efficient  L.E.D. fixtures throughout the City.

  City Administration Green Building

Click Here to View LEED's Brochure

What is the LEED Points System?  Projects are classified on four levels bases on total points.  Basic: 26 to 32 points, Silver: 33 to 38 points, Gold: 39 to 51 points and Platinum: 52 points and above.  Currently this New Administration Building is at a level of 43 points; 2 to 3 points have not been confirmed but a level of Gold may still be maintained.

Recycling Facts!  87% of the materials removed from the New Administration building were recycled.  Many of the items implemented into the new building were provided by recycled material suppliers.  Sustainable irrigation, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality and the use of recycled materials are key factors implemented into the building design.

 

  Public Safety Center

Click Here to View LEED's Brochure

 

What is the LEED Points System?  Projects are classified on four levels bases on total points.  Basic: 26 to 32 points, Silver: 33 to 38 points, Gold: 39 to 51 points and Platinum: 52 points and above.  Currently this New Public Safety Center Building is at a level of 45 points; these points have not been confirmed but are currently under review with LEED. The City of Kankakee is hoping for at least a Gold Level Rating on this building.

Recycling Facts!  87.75% of the materials removed from the New Public Safety Center building were recycled.  Many of the items implemented into the new building were provided by recycled material suppliers.  Rain garden, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality and the use of recycled materials are key factors implemented into this LEED building design.

  Teen Court

JUVENILE JUSTICE BY A JURY OF THEIR PEERS

KANKAKEE COUNTY

TEEN COURT

199 S. East Avenue (Suite #2)
Kankakee, IL  60901

(815) 929-1111
fax:  (815) 929-0604
email:  k3countyteencourt@yahoo.com

Program Director:  Christine Scivally

What is Teen Court?

Teen Court is an alternative to a traditional juvenile court.  Proceedings are for first time non-violent offenders.  This program is based on the premise that young people respond positively to the influences of their peers.

Why Teen Court?

Teen Court offers juveniles the option of participating in a diversion program that uses peer pressure and early intervention as its main tools in preventing recidivism.  As an alternative to traditional Court programs, Teen Court will successfully hold youth accountable and educate them on the impact their actions have on others and themselves

Benefits of Teen Court

Successful completion of Teen Court requirements within the specified time results in a clear record.  Also, the youth becomes acquainted with the judicial system and experiences the satisfaction of contributing to the community.

How Teen Court Works

Teen Court referrals are made by the local police agencies after reviewing the police and probation reports, and the defendant's request and an agreement to take part in Teen Court proceedings.  Each defendant appears in court with his/her parents and admits involvement with the charge.  The Baliff  introduces the defendant to the jurors and informs the jury of the charge.  After the prosecutor and the defense attorney each present their cases, the juvenile and parents are given a chance to speak.  The jury then deliberates and recommends a sentence.  The sentence is read and the juvenile and parents are given a  copy of the sentence.  The juvenile then has 90 days within which to complete the sentence.  Failure to complete the sentence results in the case being sent back to the arresting police department and may be brought into the judicial system.

Successful completion of Teen Court requirements within the specified time results in dismissal of the case and a clear record.

BEHAVIOR CODE

Teen Court prohibits chewing gum, use of tobacco, use of obscene language, and food or drink while on court property.  Cell phones and pagers are not allowed in the court house.

DRESS CODE

Court is a formal, serious place demanding respect.  The following dress code will be observed by all participants.

  • NO GANG COLORS/PARAPHERNALIA

  • JEANS MUST BE NEAT AND CLEAN

  • SHIRTS NEATLY TUCKED IN

  • NO TANK TOPS

  • NO SHORTS

  • NO HATS

Teen Court reserves the right to refuse to hear cases from those who fail to abide by the above dress code.  Also, Teen Court will refuse jury duty to those who file to adhere to the dress code.

INTERESTED TEENS, LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE

VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF TEEN COURT!

  • Prosecutor

  • Defense Attorney

  • Juror

Check with your school counselor.  You may be eligible for community service hours credit.

 

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