Area Closings

Government (Libraries)

Benton County, Indiana: Declared a state of emergency.

City Of Watseka: Administration Building closed until further notice.

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County: Shifted to disaster response mode. Staff is working remotely to coordinate with federal, state, and local officials; their workforce, utility, finance, and other core partners; as well as primary employers and small business owners. Their efforts are guided by established disaster response and recovery protocols outlined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, and International Economic Development Council.

Iroquois County Administrative Center: Center will be closed to the general public until further notice.  All normal County functions will remain in operation Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

County Services will be available to the public by appointment only.
 Animal Control 815-432-7221
 Assessment/Zoning 815-432-6978
 County Board 815-432-6955
 County Clerk 815-432-6960
 County Treasurer 815-432-6985
 Finance 815-432-6963
 IEDA 815-432-0072
 Public Health Dept. 815-432-2483
 Veterans Assistance 815-432-2721
 Volunteer Services 815-432-5785
 Workforce Development 815-432-5246

Iroquois County Highway Department: Closed to the general public until further notice. All normal County functions will remain in operation MondayFriday, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m. County Services will be available to the public by appointment only.

Jerome Combs Detention Center: All visitations will be conducted from remote locations until future notice . Also, in house jail programs conducted by outside volunteers have been suspended.

Kankakee County: The Treasurer, County Clerk, and Supervisor of Assessments offices in the County Administration Building on east court street are closed. Visitors will be by appointment only.

Kankakee and Iroquois Counties Circuit Court – Chief Judge Michael D. Kramer of the 21st Circuit Court has announced that there may be some emergency cases heard by the courts, but most will be postponed until further notice.

Kankakee Public Library – Temporarily closed. Please refer to the library’s Facebook page or website,, for the most up to date information.

If you have materials currently checked out, fines will not be incurred. Renewals will be automatic and the materials can be returned upon reopening. All programming, meetings, and rentals are postponed during the closing period. If your organization was set to meet at the library please contact them directly for more detailed information

Kentland Public Library: Closed until further notice.

Manteno Public Library: Library and activities will be closed until further notice. Check Facebook for updates.

Newton County: Offices and facilities closed to the public. Anyone that needs to do business with the county will need to make an appointment with the individual office. Public will not be allowed in county buildings or meeting rooms until further notice.

Old Courthouse Museum: Museum closed to the public and programs are postponed.

The Village of Bourbonnais: Administration building and public works facilities are closed to visitors. The police department will remain open.


Gibson City Hospital: Instituting COVID-19 protocol. All visitors will be screened and anyone with a temperature over 100 will be refused entry. Additionally visitors are being limited to legal guardians of minors and end of life hospice visits. Everyone must enter the hospital through the main lobby or ER. All other doors will be locked.


Governor’s State University: Campus closed and all courses were moved to a virtual environment. For updates check the website.

Website:  Phone: #708-534-5000

Kankakee Community College: Facilities closed. Classes shifted to online-based coursework until the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Credit online classes until Tuesday (7/14) and Online Summer Classes start Monday (6/1).

Limestone Township Library District: Closed until further notice.

South Newton School Corporations: E-learning days through Friday (5/22).

The University of Illinois – All commencement ceremonies at their Urbana-Champaign, Springfield, and Chicago locations have been cancelled.



B & J Sewing and Quilting Center: Temporarily closed.

Dr. Raffi, DDS.: Office will be open for limited hours to accommodate patients requiring immediate care. If you have an emergency please call (815) 933-4121. Website:

Dunlap Vision: Office will be open for limited hours to accommodate patients requiring immediate care. All other appointments will be accommodated at a later date. When deemed safe our office will contact each patient to schedule appropriately.

Flower Shoppe, Inc.: Shop is closed but deliveries are available.  Order by phone or email.

Hansen’s Window Coverings and Reupholstery: Taking phone calls 815-935-0010.

Joy’s Hallmark: Closed, but call (815) 937-4309 between 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m. daily. Curbside service is available to all customers. You may also message the store on Facebook.

Kankakee Area YMCA: Closed until further notice. Childcare remains open on a limited basis for essential workers per DCFS, CDC, and local Health Department guidelines. Visit: for updates.

Kansai Japanese Steakhouse: Closed.

King Music: Closed, but taking phone calls and emails. Contact Ben or Randy at (815) 935-3222 or (815) 935-3220. Email: Check inventory online at

La Vida Nail Spa: Closed.

Riverside Health Fitness Center: Closed.

Sweet Street: Limited drive up window available.

ZiZi Nail Spa: Closed.


Bourbonnais Little League Baseball: Postponed.

Community Arts Council of Kankakee County – Annual Strawberry Jazz Festival scheduled for June 7th is cancelled.

The Iroquois County Historical Society: Annual meeting followed by a presentation featuring an Abraham Lincoln speaker has been postponed but will be rescheduled.

Kankakee Area Career Center 17th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing scheduled for Monday, June 8th is cancelled due to COVID-19

Kankakee Community College Foundation Women’s Giving Circle Event: Will be rescheduled at a later date.

Knights of Columbus: Bingo is cancelled, along with the Friday Fish Fries.

GSU Foundation Legends and Lions UnGala 2020: Postponed until further notice.

Quality Inn’s Bridal Expo: Cancelled and postponed until further notice.

Salvation Army:

  • Dine-In Soup Kitchen program: Suspended until further notice. Alternatively, “to-go” lunches will still be available Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Walkthrough Food Pantry Program: Suspended until further notice. Alternatively, pre-packaged food pantry boxes will be available at the Social Ministries office door (530 E. Court St.) Tuesday & Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. while resources remain available.
  • Sheltering Services: Still being offered. Case Management for those seeking assistance with shelter, financial/utility assistance, and other case management services is available by appointment, as the waiting area will be closed to avoid close quarters crowds gathering. To make an appointment, call 815-933-8421. If you do not have access to a telephone, you can make an appointment at the Social Ministries Office door (530 E. Court St.)
  • VITA Tax Preparation Services: Suspended tentatively.
  • Bible Study and Women’s Fellowship Groups: Suspended until further notice.
  • Family Thrift Store Operations: Closed to the general public until further notice and donations of goods will no longer be accepted at the store.
  • Sunday Morning Worship Services: Live-streamed on The Salvation Army Kankakee Facebook page in place of traditionally meeting.
  • Administrative Office: Closed to walk-ins, but staff will remain available by phone/email during business hours. Pastoral Care is also available to those in need.

Rialto Square Theatre: Postponed or cancelled several events. Visit their website. Previously purchased tickets to rescheduled events will be honored at the new date. If you are unable to attend the new daterefunds are available at point of purchase.

The Village of Bourbonnais: Community Prayer Breakfast has been postponed.

Watseka Chamber of Commerce: will cancel its Summer Showcase scheduled for June 3.  Chamber Hope’s to re-schedule event later in the year


Bourbonnais Metro Centre: Open to individuals with appointments. All meetings of 10 or more people are cancelled until further notice. Pass and token purchases at the Bourbonnais Metro Centre will require an appointment. Benefit Access appointments and in person interviews are suspended until further notice. Applicants will be contacted for a phone interview. At this time, all River Valley Metro services are running as scheduled. Please monitor for updates.

St. Anne Catholic Church – Remaining Fish Fry Dinners have been cancelled.

The Joliet Diocese – All church activities and masses have been canceled. If the situation warrants, date may be extended.