Date of Service: 12/2012
Term Expires: 11/2014
County Board Chairman:
Michael Bossert (R)
Todd Arseneau (R)
Location: Approx. 50 miles south of Chicago
County Seat: City of Kankakee
Population: 2011 census - Approx. 113,698
Judicial District: 21st
Appellate District: 3rd
Congressional District: 2
Legislative Districts: 17 & 38
Representative Districts: 34 & 75
Kankakee County Board Government:
Kankakee County operates under the township form of government. The Kankakee County governing body is the County Board. Its primary function is to establish the various budgets of the county funds and to levy taxes for county purposes. Also, the County Board adopts ordinances and rules pertaining to the management and business of the county departments.
Kankakee County is comprised of 28 County Board districts. One County Board member is elected from each district for a four-year term. Half of the Board is elected every two years. The Chairman of the Board is elected by the County Board members for a two-year term.
The County Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the 4th floor Board Room at the Administration Building located at 189 East Court Street in the City of Kankakee. A special meeting may be called at any time upon submission to the County Clerk of a petition signed by at least one-third of the members. Only specific business may be transacted at the special meeting call.
The County Board is comprised of 8 standing committees, which meet regularly throughout each month. A Board member serves on at least two standing committees. With the concurrence of the Board, the Chairman makes appointments of all committees and various other boards and commissions.