City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Railroad bridge over river
Conrad Park Entrance Log Cabin Blooming tree Momence Depot St. Pat's Walk Bridge

Welcome to the City of Momence

Photo of Mayor Mick Porter

On behalf of the City Council, welcome to the City of Momence.  Momence is located approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. To arrive in Momence from north, or south, you may want to “Drive the Dixie” Highway!  Dixie Hwy/Rt 1 is the major thoroughfare through the heart of downtown Momence.  Momence is a friendly community located along the banks of the Kankakee River.  Often referred to as the "Old Bordertown", Momence is home to more than 3300 residents of many faiths and cultures. You will discover that The City of Momence is a great place to work, reside, and raise a family.

The City Council and I strive to provide assistance in meeting the needs of the citizens of Momence and the many people who travel through our community. We will continue to meet the challenges of providing effective public services and responding to the citizens of the City of Momence.

City Council meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:30 PM. We encourage citizens to attend the meetings and share their comments at each meeting.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

From the Mayor's Desk
December 15, 2014

There is a Toys For Tots drop-off box located in City Hall at 29 N Dixie.  Anyone interested in donating a new toy for a boy or a girl is asked to drop off a toy(s) between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm.  The collection box will remain at City Hall until this Friday, December 19th.

In other news, petitions and municipal packets for individuals interested in running for alderman are available at City Hall, 29 North Dixie, between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  Prospective candidates for alderman must circulate petitions and acquire the required minimum number of signatures as designated by the County Clerk.  Completed petitions are to be filed between December 15 and December 22, 2014.  For more information, contact City Hall at 815-472-2001.

Finally, please contact Bob Bleyle at 815-472-4987 or Elaine Saindon at 815-472-4527 to make reservations to attend or volunteer to assist with the Christmas Day Inc Dinner.  The annual event will be held at the First Baptist Church in Momence from 11 AM to 1 PM on December 25th. 


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence