The Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority created by an act of the legislature and signed into law by Public Act 86-1481 on January 14, 1991. The Authority is a ten member body of which three members are appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate. The Director of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs serves as an ex-officio member. Six members are appointed, three each by the county board chairman of Will and Kankakee.