We have just been notified that the Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the Railroad Crossing at Industrial Drive / 3500 East Road on Friday, December 9, 2016, from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We will update this post with the detour routes as soon as they are made available to us. Times are approximate depending on the nature and significance of the repairs being made.


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.



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December 5, 2016

The City of Momence website webmasters, Bruce and Eileen Crooks, have added a new feature to the City's website by adding a Spanish translator option powered by Google. All pages on the site, at can be translated from English to Spanish, by simply clicking on the drop down arrow to the right of each page entitled Google Translator. Hopefully this new option provides an opportunity for the City's Spanish-speaking residents to become more involved in city government, information, and events.

La ciudad de Momence webmasters de sitios web, Bruce y Eileen Crooks, han añadido una nueva característica a la página web de la Ciudad mediante la adición de una opción de traductor español desarrollado por Google. Todas las páginas en el sitio, en se pueden traducir del Inglés al Español, simplemente haciendo clic en la flecha desplegable a la derecha de cada página titulada Google Translator. Esperemos que esta nueva opción ofrece una oportunidad para que los residentes de habla hispana de la Ciudad para participar más activamente en el gobierno de la ciudad, información y eventos.

In other news, the City Council was going to consider and vote on the resolution to oppose the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge plan at last Monday's meeting, however, a request was made by US Fish and Wildlife Service representative, John Rogner, to make a presentation to the Council prior to the vote. The council heard a presentation from the Kankakee County Farm Bureau representative, Chad Miller, on the negative impact that the proposed Refuge would have in our area last month. The process of voting on matters should allow all parties the opportunity to present information. When that presentation date gets set, an announcement will be published and all residents will certainly be encouraged to attend.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The Momence City Council

2016 City Council

The Momence City Council consists of the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and eight Alderpersons. Pictured above: Standing L to R: 4th Ward Alderman Mark Lesyna, 3rd Ward Alderman David Cook, 2nd Ward Alderman Chuck Steele, Mayor Mick Porter, 4th Ward Alderman Jack Metz, 3rd Ward Alderman John Rehmer. Seated L to R: 1st Ward Alderwoman Diann Denton, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Nova Metz, City Clerk Jenene Henson, Treasurer Becky Peterson, 1st Ward Alderwoman Carrie Navratil.

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.