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


The City of Momence is currently making improvements to its water distribution system. Improvements include the installation of 1,900 feet of 12-inch water main installed beneath the Kankakee River. These improvements will improve water quality by increasing capacity, pressure, and fire protection to the south side of the city. Funding for this project was provided by a low interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP). The PWSLP is funded by both state and federal sources. The $1,681,030 loan has an interest rate of 1.86% and will be repaid over 20 years. For more information about the Kankakee River Water Main Crossing project, contact the Momence Water & Sewer Department.




Upcoming Events


City Services

From the Mayor's Desk

June 20, 2016

Republic Services of Momence (Allied Waste) will be providing a slightly belated Spring Cleanup Pickup June 20-24 and June 27-July 1. Items that do not fit in the toter are to be placed next to the toter. Please place small items in bags or containers for easy pick-up. Waste such as electronics, concrete, appliances, tires, batteries, and flammable/toxic liquids will not be picked up. This service is provided at no charge to residents of the city who pay for their garbage service on their water/sewer bills. For more information, please call Allied at 815-472-3332.

The Momence Farmers' Market began last week and continues every Wednesday through August 17th from 3:30pm to 6:00pm with two additional Special-Event Farmers' Markets on September 14th and October 12th. The market is located at the Momence Police Station Parking Lot, 123 West River Street. For more information, check out the Farmers' Market on the City's website at www.cityofmomence.com, Facebook, or call the City Collector and Market Administrator, Tina Demack, at 815-472-2001.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The Momence 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.


Momence Spring Clean-Up

Spring cleanup flyer from Republic Services