Welcome to the City of Momence

Photo of Mayor Chuck Steele

Mayor Chuck Steele and the City Council would like to welcome you to the City of Momence. Located in eastern Kankakee County, Illinois, and approximately 50 miles south of Chicago, Momence is a quiet, friendly community of 3300 residents, nestled along the Kankakee River. Historic Dixie Highway (Illinois Route 1) is the main north-south thoroughfare through the city. The City was established in 1834, and over the years, many organizations and individuals have worked to maintain its historic architecture - both commercial and residential.

We invite you to browse our website, where you will find information about the city's government, including agendas and minutes, financial reports, ordinances, elected officials, forms, and the various departments. Be sure to "Explore Momence" for the variety of events, recreational opportunities, and historic locations within the community. If you have recently moved to Momence, check out "New to Momence" for important local information.

The City Council strives to meet the public service needs of its citizens. We invite all to attend City Council Meetings, which are held at 7:30pm on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall (105 West Washington Street).


Island Park Walk Bridge








Upcoming Events


City Services

July 4th Fireworks Display

The City of Momence invites all of you and hopes that you will join us for a spectacular fireworks display on the 4th of July at dusk! Those planning to attend this event are encouraged to park their vehicles in the City Parking Lots on East & West River Streets and also at the corner of Washington and Pine Street, and at Mill Street and Dixie Highway; then walk east toward the beautiful Kankakee River in the area of Washington Street and Railroad Avenue to stake claim to your favorite seat.

Come early and enjoy the patriotic music and be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy some spectacular seating along Railroad Avenue and the Kankakee River. Island Park will be closed for set-up during the day, and for the show in the evening. The fireworks will begin at dusk, approximately 9:00 p.m.

Momence fireworks

Street Closures for Fireworks Display - 7-10:30pm

The following streets will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to facilitate the safe passage of our guests in and around the area. No vehicle traffic will be allowed to park and/or drive on the streets that are closed for this event.

Washington Street will be closed from Walnut Street to Railroad Avenue.
Railroad Avenue will be closed between 3rd Street and Washington Street.
Maple Street will be closed between 2nd Street and Washington Street.
Ash Street will be closed between 3rd Street and Second Street.
East Second Street will be closed between Maple Street and Railroad Avenue.

Our guests that are operating legally registered golf carts and utility vehicles will be allowed access to the closed streets. We ask that those operating golf carts and/or utility vehicles in and around the area use extreme caution due to the increased pedestrian traffic that is expected. For our Handicap friends who have Handicap Placards or Handicap License Plates, we invite you to proceed to the area of Washington and Walnut Streets where our Police Cadets will assist you with parking your vehicle on Washington Street between Walnut and Maple Streets. This area has been reserved to facilitate your needs.

For more information, you may call the Momence City Hall at (815) 472-2001.