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 the 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

From the Mayor's Desk

November 23, 2015

Congratulations to Momence High School for presenting a terrific performance of "The Wizard of Oz" at the Momence High School Auditorium last weekend. To the high school cast and crew, and the 1st Grade Munchkin Cast, thank you for sharing your talent and energy. Well done!

Main Street Momence will host the 15th Annual Christmas Gathering on Saturday, December 5th, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm featuring children's activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday music, and much more! The theme this year is "A Christmas Carol." Bring the family and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with the Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place around 5PM. Also, the Momence Theatre Friends will offer a Momence Theatre "Sneak Peak"S from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Stop in to see the progress on the theatre's renovations. For more information and specifics on all the events for the day, please visit their website or call 815-472-3861.

Finally, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The 2013 City Council

2013 City Council

The Momence City Council consists of the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and eight Alderpersons. The City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, and other times as necessary. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM, and the City Council agendas are posted on the Fridays that precede the Monday meeting dates. All meetings are held in compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Pictured above: Back row, l to r: Alderman David Cook, Alderman Jack Metz, Alderman Rich Kupferer, Mayor Mick Porter, Alderman Mark Lesyna, and Alderman Chuck Steele.
Front Row, l to r: City Clerk, Jenene Henson, Alderwoman Diann Denton, Alderwoman Bonnie Straley, City Treasurer Becky Peterson, and Alderwoman Nova Metz.