2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours - 4:30-7:00pm - Monday, October 31st
Only homes with porch light on!


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

Get your creative juices flowing!

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Mayor Mick Porter and the City Council are looking to incorporate a city logo for use on letterhead, vehicles, signage, and the city's website. To that end, they are implementing a contest, looking for entries of an attractive, professional, appropriate logo. Entries can be either black and white or color, and the contest is open to anyone. Submit your entry by November 1, 2016 at 4:30pm. All entries will be judged by the City Council, and a $200 cash prize will be awarded to the winner. Please submit entries either in person or by mail to:

Alderman David Cook - c/o City Hall
105 W. Washington St.
Momence, IL 60954
or email to Alderman Cook


The City of Momence is currently making improvements to its water distribution system. Improvements include the installation of 1,900 feet of 12-inch water main installed beneath the Kankakee River. These improvements will improve water quality by increasing capacity, pressure, and fire protection to the south side of the city. Funding for this project was provided by a low interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP). The PWSLP is funded by both state and federal sources. The $1,681,030 loan has an interest rate of 1.86% and will be repaid over 20 years. For more information about the Kankakee River Water Main Crossing project, contact the Momence Water & Sewer Department.



Tuesday, November 1st is last day for brush pick-up


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From the Mayor's Desk

October 17, 2016

I have attended three informational meetings regarding the proposed Marsh Refuge that according to US Fish and Wildlife maps would consume lands along both sides of the Kankakee River from the Momence Anchor Club east to the State Line. I've received more information that discusses the negative impact of such an acquisition/plan from landowners near the Kankakee River and from representatives of the Farm Bureau. I am extremely concerned, as a tax paying citizen, with the financial ramifications such a governmental project could do to our county, township, school district, and city if such an all-encompassing refuge acquisition were to take place. Hopefully more questions and honest, transparent information will be shared as the US Fish and Wildlife will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at the Momence High School Auditorium. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

In other news, the Engineers sent word that the City was not awarded the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) funding. I had discussed the prospects for the grant in last week's edition of the Progress Reporter, and expected an announcement later this month or early in November. It was surprising and disappointing to get the undesired decision so quickly. The City will have to seek other grants/funding options to continue with streetscape improvements.

Finally, the 16th Annual "Bordertown Hauntings" Downtown Trick-or-Treat event will be held on Saturday, October 29th, from noon until 4:00PM. This event has proven to be one of the most enjoyable with Downtown business owners providing treats and Main Street Momence providing a costume contest, cookie decorating, spooky storytelling, kid's games and more. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 29th from noon to 4:00PM for a great day of family fun.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The Momence City Council

2016 City Council

The Momence City Council consists of the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and eight Alderpersons. Pictured above: Standing L to R: 4th Ward Alderman Mark Lesyna, 3rd Ward Alderman David Cook, 2nd Ward Alderman Chuck Steele, Mayor Mick Porter, 4th Ward Alderman Jack Metz, 3rd Ward Alderman John Rehmer. Seated L to R: 1st Ward Alderwoman Diann Denton, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Nova Metz, City Clerk Jenene Henson, Treasurer Becky Peterson, 1st Ward Alderwoman Carrie Navratil.

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.