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

From the Mayor's Desk

April 20, 2015

With many reports in the news regarding the State of Illinois' proposals to address budget concerns, costs of operating and providing state services, and cuts in funding to local government, I've had many citizens ask about where to locate information to follow the numerous amendments being considered by the State Legislature. A good source for citizens to learn more about the actions being proposed/acted on by the State is the Illinois Municipal League website at www.iml.org. Though the IML is a lobbyist for municipalities and other local taxing bodies, it does provide specific information about amendments that are being discussed and/or presented by the State Legislature and how those proposals may effect the citizens and the local government entities.

In other news, residents with concerns about code enforcement issues or concerns with any of the city's departments are encouraged to use the Citizen Concern/Complaint Form. The form can be obtained at City Hall or online. To access the form online, go to the City's Homepage, click on Forms under City Services, and select Citizen Complaint Form.

Finally, Bruce and Eileen Crooks, the City's webmasters/designers, have made some upgrades to the City website to make it more responsive and format friendly for desktop, tablet, and phone users. The site has a new look and continues to provide important information for residents and visitors.


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.