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 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.


From the Mayor's Desk

February 8, 2016

Main Street Momence offers loans from $3,000 to $15,000 to downtown building and/or business owners as well as businesses located outside of the immediate downtown area at a 0% fixed interest rate. For businesses considering improvements ranging from renovations to equipment needs, please contact Main Street Momence at 815-472-3861 or by email at msmassistant@yahoo.com for an application or more information.

In other news, for all City Departments and City Council member contact information, including phone numbers and emails, click on Contact Us located in the upper right corner of the Homepage.

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The Momence 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.


Surplus Police Vehicle Bid Announcement

The City of Momence Police Department is currently accepting bids on a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria surplus police vehicle. This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty. The vehicle may be viewed at the Momence Police Department, 123 West River Street, Momence, Illinois on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Color: White
Mileage: 146313
VIN: 2FAFP71W35X174127
Minimum Bid $750.00

This is a sealed bidding process. Please mail or hand deliver your sealed bids to the Momence Police Department (Attention: Momence City Clerk, Jenene Henson), 123 West River Street, Momence, Illinois 60954. All bids must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. on February 15, 2016. The bids will be opened by the City Clerk during the regular City Council meeting on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The City of Momence reserves the right to refuse or reject any and/or all bids submitted.