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

Town Clock Dedication 10-19-2014

Town clock dedication ceremony

See more of the dedication ceremony here.

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
October 13, 2014

The City received some positive news last week, as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Area Supervising Field Engineer, Joseph Wick, requested a pre-construction meeting this Friday regarding the resurfacing of Rt 114 in Momence.  Weather permitting, Gallagher Asphalt, the contractor for the project, would like to begin work this fall.  The agenda for the meeting, of which Superintendent of Public Works Scott Behrends will attend, is to discuss project details and scheduling for this highly anticipated roadwork.

Norfolk Railroad began rail and crossing work this week.  A reminder to local residents, the work is expected to take approximately 6 (six) days.  Traffic is rerouted and observance of the designated routes is expected and greatly appreciated.  Specifically, semi-trucks making the turn West onto Sixth Street as routed to return to Dixie Hwy Southbound are experiencing some difficulties as northbound drivers are attempting to use North Locust Street from Sixth Street to Mechanic Street.  North Locust  (north of Sixth Street) is solely for Southbound Traffic rerouted from Dixie Hwy.  Please obey the detour signs, as the inconvenience is only temporary.  The work performed by Norfolk is necessary.  Your patience is appreciated.

Finally, a reminder that this Sunday, October 19th at 2pm the ceremony dedicating the Momence Town Clock to the memory of William "Bill" Gilbert will be held. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this special event which will be held outdoors at the corner of Dixie Hwy and River Street.


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence