Welcome to Chebanse Illinois! We are a village and a community spanning the northern border of Iroquois County and the southern border of Kankakee County. Chebanse was established in 1854 as the first stop on the Illinois Central Railroad south of Kankakee, IL. In the Potawatomi language, "Chebanse" means "The Little Duck". We pride ourselves on community and family, thanks for stopping by for a visit!