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


The Momence Police Department will be hosting an information meeting regarding the new truck permit process on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at the Momence Police Department,
123 W. River Street, Momence, Illinois.


From the Mayor's Desk

July 27, 2015

The City Council unanimously passed an ordinance addressing the size, weight, and routes of trucks on specific streets within the city limits. The new ordinance also details requirements for permits to be obtained for certain types of trucks. The entire ordinance and the online application for overweight vehicle permits is available on the City's website, or obtain a copy of the ordinance and the permit application at City Hall or the Momence Police Department. To speak to an officer about specifics on the ordinance and obtaining permits, contact the Momence Police Department at 815-472-2021.

Last Thursday, a Public Hearing was held at Old City Hall, 123 West River, requesting a rezoning of a portion of the property that was once the Range School grounds between 4th and 5th streets along Dixie Highway. The request for rezoning from Public Use to Commercial B-2 was made by a representative of Casey's General Store. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to recommend the rezoning request. The recommendation will go to the City Council for a final vote on the rezoning at the Monday, August 3, 2015 meeting at 7:30pm.

Finally, 2015-2016 registration for all Momence Schools will be held on Monday, August 3 from NOON to 7PM and on Tuesday, August 4 from 8AM to NOON. Registration is more convenient for families, as registration for all schools (Jeneir, Junior High, and High School) will be held in the Momence High School Cafeteria.


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.