If one thing can be said about the citizens of Kankakee County, it’s that they care deeply for children. Several Kankakee residents have turned their compassion for youth into unusual opportunities to help kids learn and succeed.
Kankakee is the only place in the world with two Frank Lloyd Wright homes side by side. Located 60 miles south of Chicago, the city is rooted in agriculture, and other major industries include manufacturing and health care. Riverside Medical Center continues to nationally rank for its services and care. Residents also enjoy fishing and boating at The Kankakee River State Park, which attracts more than a million visitors a year.