KANKAKEE , acity and the
See also:county-seat of Kankakee county,
See also:Illinois, U.S.A., in the N.E.
See also:part of the state, on the Kankakee
See also:river, 56 m S. of Chicago . Pop . (1900), 13,595, of whom 3346 were
See also:born; (19ro
See also:census), 13,986 . Kankakee is served by the
See also:Cincinnati, Chicago & St
See also:Louis, the Illinois Central, and the Chicago,
See also:Indiana &
See also:Southern (
See also:con-trolled by the New
See also:York Central)
See also:railways . It is the seat of the Eastern Hospital for the Insane (1899) a state institution; St
See also:Joseph's Seminary (
See also:Roman Catholic) and a Conservatory of
See also:Music . At Bourbonnais
See also:Grove, 3 M . N. of Kankakee is St Viateur's
See also:College (founded r868), a well-known Roman Catholic divinity school, and Notre
See also:Dame Academy, another Catholic institution . The city has a public library and four large parks; in
See also:House Square there is a
See also:monument erected by popular subscription in
See also:honour of the soldiers from Kankakee county who died in the
See also:Civil War . There are
See also:rock quarries here, and the city manufactures sewing
See also:machines, musical
See also:instruments, especially pianos, foundry and machine
See also:shop products, agricultural implements and furniture . The
See also:total value of the factory product in 1905 was $2,089,143, an increase of 222 °fo since 1900 . Kankakee is also a
See also:shipping point for agricultural products . It was first settled in 1832; was platted as the
See also:town of Bourbonnais in 1853, when Kankakee county was first organized; was chartered as the city of Kankakee in 1855, and was re-chartered in 1892 .
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