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Kankakee Area

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The Kankakee Area is in Kankakee County, part of the Chicagoland region of Illinois.

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Cities[edit]

  • 1 Kankakee- the county seat
  • 2 Momence- home to Bordertown Guns

Villages[edit]

  • 3 Aroma Park - home to a boat club
  • 4 Bourbonnais - the summer home of the Chicago Bears
  • 5 Bradley- home to a growing business sector
  • 6 Hopkins Park- the poorest area in Kankakee County
  • 7 Limestone- home to Vana's Pumpkin Patch
  • 8 Manteno- very similar to Bradley
  • Bonfield- Known locally for its feuding families, conservative attitude, and its ban on alcohol. According to the book Wild Kankakee by Jim Ridings, the town is named after Thomas A. Bonfield, a lawyer who named the town for himself after renaming the train station to "Bonfield," despite the fact that the post office was named Verkler.
  • Sun River Terrace- home to a large population of African Americans and about 390 people.
  • Sammons Point- built to stop the spread of a nearby landfill.
  • Union Hill- home to a tractor dealer.
  • Irwin- the birthplace of Art Ward, though there is nothing there in his memory.
  • Rockville- the only remaining town in the Kankakee Area that was founded by Indians.

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