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.



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From the Mayor's Desk

February 13, 2017

The Momence City Council passed a resolution last week in support of the United Way 2-1-1 program. 211 is a free, confidential phone number available 24 hours a day/7 days a week that connects you to information on programs and services throughout Kankakee and Iroquois counties. Individuals in need of information on healthcare and mental health resources, job training programs, childcare & after school programs, food, shelter, clothing & utility assistance, and other community based programs, including local government information, and more should dial 211 from any cell phone or landline to speak to a live operator who can assist you. If you prefer to seek information online, visit their website which is sponsored by United Way and Presence Health.

In other news, the City of Momence is partnered with the State Comptroller's Office in the Illinois Debt Recovery Program (IDROP). The program was created to assist governmental entities in collecting unpaid debt such as parking tickets, traffic fines, ordinance violation fines, and fees imposed by the courts. Throughout the year, the State Comptroller's Office reviews and matches names and social security numbers of individuals who are to receive a state tax refund, lottery payout, commercial payout, or a state payroll check with a data-base compiled by the City of individuals who owe a monetary debt to the City. When a match is found, the Comptroller's Office withholds the amount that is owed to the municipality. The debtor is notified of the debt owed and given 60 days to protest. Over the past three years, of participation in the IDROP, this program has been an effective tool for the City and other governmental bodies to recover unpaid debts.

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.