About Kankakee, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°07?N 87°52?W? / ?41.12°N 87.86°W? / 41.12; -87.86Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. The city's name probably comes from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki, meaning: "Open country/exposed land/land in open/land exposed to view," in reference to the area's prior status as a marsh. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 25,561, and 26,840 as of a 2009 estimate. It is the county seat of Kankakee County. Kankakee is a principal city of the Kankakee?Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kankakee County.