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Emergency Notifications

KCC will make closing announcements as far in advance as possible in cases of severe weather, utility outages or other circumstances. High school closings govern the KCC classes offered at those locations.

School Messenger alerts

Through its School Messenger service, KCC provides students and staff with phone, text and email alerts for emergency and weather closings. Phone and email alerts are sent for class cancellations and student services related notifications.

Learn more about KCC's School Messenger service.

Other text and email alerts

Anyone--students, staff and community--can receive an alert in the event of a non-scheduled KCC closing, using the following services.

Sheriff 's alert

KCC offers a free text and email alert system, in conjunction with the Kankakee County Sheriff 's Office. Subscribers receive emergency notifications via text, email, or both. Messages are sent in situations including college closing due to severe weather. The service is free; however, cell phone providers may charge for receipt of text messages.

Chicagoland Emergency Closing Center

The Chicagoland Emergency Closing Center will post KCC closing information. Visitors to the site can register their email addresses to receive a notification if KCC announces a closing or schedule adjustment.

KCC home page and Facebook

The KCC home page and Facebook page will carry an announcement in the event of a college closure.

Radio announcements

A notice to cancel classes and close KCC will be broadcast over radio stations as listed below. Students are not to phone the radio stations or KCC but are to listen for the regularly scheduled announcements.

Kankakee Chicago Wilmington/Joliet
WKCC - FM 91.1 WBBM - FM 96.3 WRXQ - FM 100.7
WVLI - FM 95.1 WBBM - AM 780 WJOL - AM 1340
WONU - FM 89.7 WLS - AM 890 WSSR - FM 96.7
WIVR - FM 101.7 WMAQ - AM 670 WCCQ - FM 98.3
WKAN - AM 1320 WGN - AM 720
WXNU FM 106.5
WYKT FM 105.5
Pontiac Watseka Hoopeston
WJEZ - FM 98.9 WGFA - FM 94.1 WHPO - FM 100.9
WTRX - FM 93.7 WGFA - AM 1360