Mayor's Message

mayor nugent sqWelcome to the official Village of Manteno web site. The Village elected officials and Staff work hard to try and make information about the Village of Manteno readily available and easy for our citizens and visitors to access. Manteno is a great Community with a lot to offer and the web site is a great place to explore what is going on in the Community and to communicate with Village Officials.




Memorial GardenConveniently located just 50 miles south of Chicago in Kankakee County and easily accessible via Interstate 57 (Exit 322); Manteno is truly small town mid America with access to all the big city benefits.

We are a community of 9,300 residents (2010) who are proud of our heritage and the way of life that we have come to cherish. We enjoy all the benefits that a small town offers but have access to all of the amenities of a large metropolis like Chicago just minutes away. The community is served by public transportation and there are two hospitals nearby that offer excellent health care services for our residents. The Village provides over 130 acres of parks for its residents and even has its own 18-hole golf course on another 130 acre parcel.

Manteno also has several major employers that include three 1.5 million square feet warehouses that house distribution facilities for K-Mart, Sears and The rural flavor exists in Manteno all year as farmers bring their crops to the large Farmers-Grain Elevator facility that towers over a square block area of town. A typical Main Street exists and boasts several businesses including antique shops, professionals, restaurants and more!