Dan Hendrickson, Kankakee County Clerk, released vital statistics for Kankakee County for 2020.
As of January 6, 2021, there were 1,232 births registered in this county for 2020. This is 207 fewer than were registered in 2019.
The most popular names for boys were Liam and Noah. The most popular names for girls were Amelia and Harper.
More children were born in the month of May (129) in Kankakee County than in any other month in 2020.
The County Clerk's Office issued 531 marriage licenses in Kankakee County in 2020, 3 fewer than were issued in 2019.
The oldest groom was 79 years old, the oldest bride was 75. The youngest groom was 18 years of age, the youngest bride was 18.
For the fourth year in a row, October was the most popular month to get married.
There were 1410 deaths in Kankakee County last year, an increase of 185 deaths from 2019.