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  • PD Shaw

    Don’t know, but seem to recall Kankakee had one of the hardest hit housing markets in the state from the Great Recession, so some of this could be a bounce.

  • On the other hand according to the cited article Decatur is one of the worst housing markets. That I can believe.

    Is Kankakee becoming a refuge for people fleeing Chicago? I.e. basically as New Hampshire is a tax refuge for people fleeing Massachusetts.

  • PD Shaw

    Median home prices around $128,000 has to help. I was there about five years ago for a funeral and it was pretty sprawly in terms of suburban-style development and an undersized or poorly designed infrastructure.

    Probably need to keep city’s population in mind: 26,445 (down from 28,477 in 1993. I’m not sure what definition of housing market is being used here; most of them seem to be metro areas of vastly larger size. Kankakee county is 113,449.

  • Guarneri

    The rumored reopening of Bon Vivant Golf Club of course………

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