City of Momence

An Old Border Town

City of Momence and surrounding areas
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

Happy Thanksgiving


From the Mayor's Desk
November 24, 2014

One aldermanic position in each of the four wards in the City is up for election in April 2015.    Petitions and Municipal packets for individuals interested in running for alderman are available at City Hall, 29 North Dixie, between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  Prospective candidates for alderman must circulate petitions and acquire the required minimum number of signatures as designated by the County Clerk.  Completed petitions are to be filed with the County Clerk's Office between December 15 and December 22, 2014.  For more information, contact City Hall at 815-472-2001.

In other news, the property owner at 113 N Market has applied for a permit for demolition.   An exact date for the demolition to occur has not been finalized, as all utilities (Nicor, ComEd, Water/Sewer) must first be properly and safely disconnected.  The City is in frequent contact with the owner of the property to get the property removed.

Finally, Thanksgiving is a celebration and a time to give thanks for the blessings we have received and obstacles we've overcome.  My best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to each of you.


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence