City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Winter river scene
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
March 23, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be resuming road projects in the area that were originally scheduled to begin last Fall.  Recent information from IDOT is that IL Rt 1 is to be resurfaced from the Rt 1/17 exchange near Sun River Terrace east through Momence and ending east of Grant Park.  Crews were out a couple weeks ago to complete pre-construction reviews.  Along Dixie Highway within city limits, sidewalk ramps at intersections are also to be repaired/installed to meet ADA compliance. Work is expected to begin around mid April.  While the extent of this construction will likely cause residents and travelers some delays and inconveniences, these improvements are certainly necessary.

Finally, congratulations to Redskin Nation on an extremely entertaining “Bubble Soccer”  fund raising event held last Saturday night at the Junior High School gymnasium.  Money raised by Redskin Nation through fundraising events, sponsorships, and memberships is used to support the Momence High School Athletic Department.  For information about Redskin Nation, go to their website.

Sincerely,

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence