City of Momence

An Old Border Town

North Dixie Highway 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 20, 2014

The meeting with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Gallagher Asphalt Corporation, and Superintendent of Public Works, Scott Behrends, regarding the resurfacing of Rt 114, took place last Friday. It was determined that, weather permitting, the State-funded roadwork will begin on Tuesday, October 28.  IDOT officials stated that getting the resurfacing completed on Rt 114 is a priority and that all efforts would be made to complete the project this fall. This resurfacing project is part of the $31 Billion “Illinois Jobs Now” program, which is the largest construction program in Illinois history.

In other news, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Public Hearing was held last Monday evening. The Public Hearing was a required step in the application process to acquire a State loan to install a 12–inch watermain under the river to the south side of the City. Residents with comments and/or questions about the proposed project have until October 30th to present those comments/questions in writing to City Hall at 29 North Dixie.


Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence