Located 50 miles due south of Chicago and 15
miles east of the Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais
metropolitan area, Momence area residents enjoy
their rural surroundings as well as close proximity to
many urban amenities.
The City of Momence has a population of approximately
3,300, with the surrounding Momence and
Ganeer townships providing an additional 2,800
people to the immediate area. The population of
Kankakee County in its entirety is approximately
The City of Momence and surrounding area are
served by a well-equipped force of 32 volunteer
firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
The Greater Momence Fire Protection District serves an area of 92 square miles and a population
of 12,000. A modern station contains nine fire trucks,
a rescue boat, portable power plant as well as the
contracted advance life support ambulance service
that responds to local enhanced 911 calls.
A police force, consisting of both full-and parttime
officers, has helped make Momence’s crime
rate one of the lowest in Kankakee County. The
Department is supplemented by a full-time K-9 officer
and dog, and provides foot patrols in the downtown
business district. The City’s officers are technologically
equipped with timely law enforcement
information disseminated by Kankakee County’s
New World Networking System.
The City Council consists of an elected mayor and
eight aldermen, two representing each of the four
wards. The council meets twice monthly in City Hall
chambers located at 123 W. River.