City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Welcome sign on building
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
July 28, 2014

Late last spring, a number of residents sent along requests that the city investigate the possibility of adding holiday lights (in the winter) to the lamp posts on the Southside.   Over the past couple of months, the city has been attempting to get approval from ComEd to install outlets on all of the light poles located on the south side of town along Gladiola and Rt. 114.  For clarification, throughout the city, the wooden poles with lights on them belong to ComEd. ComEd maintains them, as well as supplies, and provides the electricity to operate them. The metal poles, with the exception of the lightpoles on the bridges, belong to the city. It was our goal to have our Electrical Inspector, Craig Kennedy install the outlets. Unfortunately, representatives of ComEd will not allow the outlets to be added to the poles, even if the city provides the labor and materials. Many residents also suggested that holiday lighting (in season) would look attractive on the bridges; unfortunately, the amperage/wattage supplying the bridge lights cannot be modified to properly provide power for the holiday lights.

In other news, the city has been in contact with the owner and manager of the duplex at Market St. that sustained serious fire damage last month. Demolition contractors have been in touch with the owner.  One contractor recently came to city hall to collect information on required insurance, surety bonding, and costs for a demolition permit.

Finally, this Wednesday from 3:30PM-6:30PM is the Momence Farmers’ Market at 123 West River St. Parking Lot.  The Market continues to grow, with a variety of vendors that include organic produce, blueberries, antiques, unique soaps and lotions, yard art, baked goods, and plants and herbs.  Last week, there were 25 different vendors who were pleased with the turn-out of shoppers. The Momence Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday from 3:30PM-6:30PM through October 15th.  Each week a local business sponsors the market. This week, NAPA KolKon is sponsoring the Farmers’ Market.  Stop by to enter a raffle for an assortment of car-care products.


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence