Kankakee, Illinois

Kankakee, Illinois

City of Kankakee
Kankakee County Courthouse
Location of Kankakee in Illinois
Location of Kankakee in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°7′12″N 87°51′40″W / 41°7′12″N 87°51′40″W / 41.12000; -87.86111

Kankakee i/ is a city in and the county seat of Kankakee County, Illinois, United States.[5] The city's name is probably derived from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki, meaning: "Open country/exposed land/land in open/land exposed to view",[6][7][8][9][10][11] in reference to the area's prior status as a marsh. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 27,537. Kankakee is a principal city of the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The area of Kankakee was inhabited by the Potawatami beginning sometime in the 18th century. Kankakee was founded in 1854.[12]

Other Languages
العربية: كانكاكي
Bân-lâm-gú: Kankakee (Illinois)
Boarisch: Kankakee
català: Kankakee
Cebuano: Kankakee
Deutsch: Kankakee
italiano: Kankakee
Kreyòl ayisyen: Kankakee, Ilinwa
Nederlands: Kankakee
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kankakee
português: Kankakee
Simple English: Kankakee, Illinois
српски / srpski: Канкаки (Илиноис)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kankakee, Illinois
svenska: Kankakee
українська: Канкакі (Іллінойс)
Tiếng Việt: Kankakee, Illinois
Volapük: Kankakee