City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Napa building mural
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
November 17, 2014

Last week, the contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was able to complete the resurfacing of the East-West portion of Rt. 114 from the Gladiola intersection to the railroad tracks.   The resurfacing is a welcomed improvement, as requests had been submitted to IDOT for many years.  Weather will still be a determining factor on whether Rt. 114 improvements are able to continue this year.

The Public Works Department is continuing to pick up leaves on a daily basis.  Please keep leaf piles free of sticks, limbs, and other waste.

In other news, the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is preparing the application to the State of Illinois to recertify the Kankakee County Enterprise Zone, of which the City of Momence has been a member since 2012.  The current Enterprise Zone expires in 2016 and all Enterprise Zones throughout the State are up for recertification.  With some changes introduced by the State of Illinois, recertification is not a certainty for any Enterprise Zone.  The application process is time consuming and competitive as a limited number of Enterprise Zones will be approved by the State. The Enterprise Zone incentives, that include property and sales tax abatements, are used to spur commercial and industrial growth. The application must be submitted to the State of Illinois by the end of December.

Finally, congratulations to Momence High School on an outstanding production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors last weekend.   A hearty “Bravo” to the cast, crew, and sponsors on a job well done.

Sincerely,

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence