Kankakee mayor highlights successes in reelection bid
Kankakee incumbent mayor Nina Epstein recently expressed her readiness to continue serving the city in her reelection bid.
She took to social media to share her success in attracting commercial development to the city.
"Did you know.. in just the past 24 months - $50,000,000 in new commercial development in the City of Kankakee has been constructed or announced!" Epstein posted. "I have attached a picture of one huge development (by our exit) that will begin in the coming weeks, driving more traffic into our City!"
Epstein will face Democratic candidate Chasity Wells-Armstrong, who won the Democratic primary in a four-way race, and independent candidate Jim Stokes. Well-Armstrong's victory made local history; she was the first African-American woman to win a Kankakee mayoral primary.
As the April 4 election approaches, Epstein encouraged all voters to head to the polls. Early voting has already begun, and residents can vote from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the County Building, 189 E. Court St.
"Every vote counts in our local elections - and we need to ensure that the future of our city is in the hands of those who will keep us fiscally responsible, pushing for new economic development, and doing what is best for the City, rather than for oneself," Epstein posted on Facebook today.
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