City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Main Street building downtown Momence
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.

Sincerely,
Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

From the Mayor's Desk
February 23, 2015

Last week, Governor Rauner presented State spending plans that may include some  cuts in programs that assist the disabled, children, low-income families, public transportation, community colleges and universities, and local governments.  Cuts in any program create concern, as each program, as well as government entities, rely on funding from the State.  For the City, three primary sources of general revenue include Property Tax, Sales Tax, and Income Tax. Not much information has been shared regarding Sales Tax funding, however, the Governor has suggested the possibility of freezing current property taxes and with the recent repeal of the 5% income tax, the amount received from the Local Government Distribution Fund (income taxes disbursed to local governments)  may be in question.  As the City begins review for the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget, the status of anticipated revenue from the State of Illinois is uncertain.  Elected officials are responsible for estimating projected revenues and setting expenditures in each department to create a balanced budget.  The process of creating a balanced budget may present some difficulties, as we await funding decisions that are expected to be handed down by the State.

Sincerely,

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence