Place:Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States


Coordinates41.117°N 87.864°W
Located inKankakee, Illinois, United States
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Mound Grove Cemetery

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Kankakee is a city in and the county seat of Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. 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. Kankakee is a principal city of the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kankakee County.

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