Kankakee ', Illinois, the seat of Kankakee County. It is on the Kankakee River, about 50 miles (80 km) south of downtown Chicago. Kankakee is an industrial city and a trading center in a farming area. Olivet Nazarene University and a state park on the Kankakee River are nearby. Kankakee was laid out in 1853.

Population: 27,491.