Quality of Life


Golfers of all ability levels can enjoy ten courses within a half hour drive of Kankakee, from a par three to one of the toughest courses in the state. For more information click on the picture to the right.

Fishing abounds in the Kankakee River and several area lakes and quarries. The Kankakee River Valley Fishing Derby offers significant cash and prizes each year.  For more information click on the picture to the left.

Kankakee River State Park and Kankakee Valley Park District have over 37 miles of hiking/biking/cross country skiing trails.

The Kankakee River State Park attracts over a million visitors each year for camping, fishing and hiking along the scenic limestone cliffs of Rock Creek, and canoeing on the Kankakee River.

Sports and fitness buffs can choose from among 10 area health clubs and 10 sports facilities in the area.

The Kankakee County Forest Preserve has 252 acres of recreational forest land.



Kankakee's daily newspaper, The Daily Journal, has a circulation of 30,000.

The metro area is served by several weekly newspapers, including:
Herald/Country Market, The City News and the Record Press

Area radio stations include:


88.3 F.M.

American Family Radio


89.7 F.M.

Olivet Nazarene University
WKCC  91.1 F.M. Kankakee Community College
WKIF 92.7 F.M. Onda 92 F.M. - LaNueva
WVLI 95.1 F.M. The Valley
WKAN 1320 A.M. WKAN 1320

Cable TV service is provided by:
Comcast Cable

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