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.

Sincerely,
Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

From the Mayor's Desk
September 15, 2014

The City is currently looking into health insurance rates, as renewal time is approaching.  Last year, prior to the implementation of the Health Care Act, the cost for group health insurance was approximately $145,000/year.  However, in January 2014, that premium immediately rose to over 167,000/year. According to the insurance carrier, it was due to the new laws and changes in contractual agreements between the insurance company and doctors/hospitals. The City received notice that the cost to renew the exact health plan that is currently in place would increase to $215,000/year.  Clearly, the new laws in health care have negatively affected our current health insurance premiums.  In the past few weeks of shopping for quotes, we have found that the options are numerous.  We will continue to seek rates that are affordable and acceptable/comparable to our current plan.

Local businesses and organizations have planned an “Old Bordertown Birthday Party” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the establishment of Momence.  The event will take place this Saturday, September 20th on East Washington St, portions of North Locust, and at the East River Street Parking Lot beginning at 10AM.  As part of the festivities, the Edward Chipman Library, at 126 N. Locust, will also host an Open House with a used book sale and a “sit-a-spell” chat session on the library lawn.  For more information, contact Rick Byrne at 630-742-7142 or Debbie Lampley at 815-472-6590.

Sincerely,

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence