We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.
Discover an extensive collection of county history. The museum grounds include the 1855 Dr. A. L. Small Memorial Home, 1904 Taylor School House, the outdoor Column Garden, numerous historical exhibits, artifacts and Museum Store.
Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!