City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Washington Street 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.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

From the Mayor's Desk
August 25, 2014

Property owners are reminded that the final installment of property tax bills is due on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.  Most local banks and some Credit Unions in Kankakee County accept Property Tax payments.  Property owners can also pay their real estate taxes online at or by phone at 1-877-690-3729 ext 7018.  The Kankakee County Collector’s office sent along a reminder that payments not received on or before September 3, 2014 will be assessed an interest penalty of 1.5%.  An additional 1.5% is then added every 30 days after the due date. 

On a much lighter note, the final evening of the Music in the Park Series will be held this Saturday, August 30 from 6PM to 8PM.  The Park District offers this summer-long event annually at no charge.  This Saturday, weather permitting, Mary Cantwell and I will be providing the music.  We hope to see you at the Island Park for this year’s final show.

Finally, due to the Labor Day Holiday, the next City Council meeting will be held at Old City Hall, 123 West River St, on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30PM.


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence