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 the 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

From the Mayor's Desk

August 31, 2015

The City Council recently accepted a bid, contingent on acquiring an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) loan, for the placement of the water line from the north side of the river to the south side. The cost for this construction is nearly 1.5 million dollars. The process of IEPA approval for the project and the loan has taken more than two years. The Water and Sewer Committee, chaired by Alderwoman Nova Metz, will meet next Tuesday, September 8 to discuss the IEPA loan interest rates (anticipated to be between 1.85-2.25%), possible 20-year amortized annual debt service for the loan, and projected water fee increases to cover the annual payments.

In other news, the 33rd Annual Kankakee and Iroquois River Cleanup will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 8AM to 1PM. Local area volunteers are asked to meet at the Momence Island Park. With this summer's flooding, organizers anticipate there will be more debris than in past years. Any amount of time volunteers can give to this event is appreciated. For more information, please contact Barbara Thomas at 815-939-2675 or 815-953-8822.


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The 2013 City Council

2013 City Council

The Momence City Council consists of the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and eight Alderpersons. The City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, and other times as necessary. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM, and the City Council agendas are posted on the Fridays that precede the Monday meeting dates. All meetings are held in compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Pictured above: Back row, l to r: Alderman David Cook, Alderman Jack Metz, Alderman Rich Kupferer, Mayor Mick Porter, Alderman Mark Lesyna, and Alderman Chuck Steele.
Front Row, l to r: City Clerk, Jenene Henson, Alderwoman Diann Denton, Alderwoman Bonnie Straley, City Treasurer Becky Peterson, and Alderwoman Nova Metz.