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The Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area is the population area of Kankakee, Illinois, and surrounding areas. Most of the area is in Kankakee County, but some extends to Will County and Iroquois County. The area is mostly rural, except for the area along Interstate 57.

Information

The area is mostly rural with much farming. In Bourbonnais, the Chicago Bears have held their summer training camp at local Olivet Nazarene University and has since 2002, and is the Alma Mater of Ben Zobrist, All Star baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. In Bradley, there is a Walmart, Kohl's, Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, shopping mall, and other stores and shops. In Kankakee, there is another Walmart and two hospitals downtown.

Transportation

See also: Kankakee (Amtrak station)

Interstate 57 runs through the area along with U.S. 45/52 and Illinois 50, 17, 102, and 113. This provides transportation to cities far and wide. The Kankakee River runs through but no transportation is accessible through it. Also, there is the Greater Kankakee Area Airport.

Education

There is Kankakee Community College and Olivet Nazarene University as the two colleges in town. There are separate high school districts around the area also. Grace Christian Academy is also a viable k-12 option.

Towns included

Towns included in the region are Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Manteno, Herscher, Essex, Bonfield, Limestone, Irwin, Sun River Terrace, Momence, Aroma Park, and Grant Park in Kankakee County. In Will County, Peotone and Beecher are included. In Iroquois County Chebanse and Donovan are included.

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