Recent Episodes

  • #146: Honoring Heroes: Alexis McCullough’s Mission for a Gold Star Memorial

    Hello, dear listeners and readers from Kankakee and beyond! In today’s episode, we dive into a poignant and inspirational narrative that touches on the themes of remembrance, community service, and the resilience of the human spirit. Join us as we traverse the journey of Alexis McCullough and her commendable endeavor to honor Gold Star families…

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    Gun and Drug Seizures, New Music Scholarship – Kankakee Podcast News – 04/12/24

    Exploring the Pulse of Kankakee: A Weekly Roundup Welcome back to another riveting episode of Kankakee Podcast News, your go-to source for all things happening in our vibrant community. I’m your host, Jake LaMore, and this week, we’re diving deep into the latest headlines that have been making waves across our town. A Glimpse into…

  • 145: Aaron Clark on Healing a City: The Kankakee Forgives Initiative

    Hello, Kankakee listeners and friends from near and far! In today’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast, we dive deep into a mission that’s transforming our community—one heart at a time. Join us in exploring the profound purpose and impact of “Kankakee Forgives,” a local initiative that preaches the power of letting go for the sake…

  • 1 Teen Dead, 2 Tornadoes, New Solar Farm – Kankakee Podcast News – 04/05/24

    It’s time for another roundup of local news from Kankakee Podcast News. In this episode, we cover a mix of stories reflecting our community’s resilience and progress. We start with the tragic loss of a teenager in Kankakee, extending our deepest sympathies to their loved ones. While investigations continue, we stand together in support. On…

  • #144: Bernie Gorak II: The Journey Through Kenpo

    Hello, dedicated listeners in Kankakee County and those tuning in from every corner of the globe! Today, our latest episode dives into the disciplined world of martial arts, exploring the life journey and teachings of a local Kenpo master. Settle in as we discuss the intricacies of sparring, the profound impact of martial arts on…

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    Fatal Crash, Guns Off The Street – Kankakee Podcast News 03/29/24

    In the latest episode of Kankakee Podcast News: Stay Connected: Subscribe Today!Don’t miss out on the latest insights and updates. Subscribe to Kankakee Podcast News and stay connected with our community’s vibrant spirit. Tune in and stay informed, Kankakee! Tune In + Subscribe

  • #143: Finding Balance: Amy Kemp Talks Women, Careers, and Community

    Hello, Kankakee County and readers everywhere! In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast we’re sharing a conversation with local author Amy Kemp, who gives us an inside look at her writing journey and the value of recognizing our natural talents. A Story of Synergy in Publishing Amy Kemp’s book – “I See You” – wouldn’t…

  • 2 People Stabbed in Manteno – Kankakee Podcast News 3/22/24

    Exploring the Heart of Kankakee: A Weekly Update It’s time for another edition of Kankakee Podcast News, where we bring you the latest headlines and highlights from our vibrant community. Sponsored by Nana’s Bakery and Cakes, this week’s episode is packed with updates on everything from local news to upcoming events. Local News Recap In…

  • #142: Nina Epstein, Kankakee’s First Female Mayor Reflects on Leadership

    In this episode we dive deep into the life and legacy of Nina Epstein, whose story isn’t just one of political ascension, but of a lifelong dedication to our Kankakee community. Join us as we unravel the narrative of an unexpected political figure who left an indelible mark on the city’s history. From Public Relations…

  • Kankakee Podcast News – March 15th, 2024

    Introduction: Welcome back to another edition of Kankakee Podcast News! Hosted by Jake LaMore, this week’s episode dives into a blend of local headlines, community updates, and a brand new segment featuring live music events brought to you by, King Music. From closures to new beginnings, join us as we explore the latest happenings in…

  • BONUS: Under the Sea with KVTA: A Look at the ‘Finding Nemo Jr.’ Production

    Hello to all our listeners in Kankakee County and far-reaching friends! In today’s splash into the Kankakee Podcast, we dive deep into an ocean of talent, nostalgia, and theatrical magic with our very own hometown actors. We’re talking about the much-anticipated stage adaptation of a Pixar classic that has found its way into the hearts…

  • #141: Scott Seaton: The Man Behind 5,500 Home Inspections

    Hello Kankakee County and intrepid listeners from all over! Buckle up as we dive into an episode brimming with wisdom, inspiration, and a few nail-biting moments. I’m thrilled to share with you the gritty and incredibly personal journey of a man who’s seen the ins and outs—quite literally—of homes and health. Here’s the lowdown on…

  • Kankakee Podcast News: March 8th, 2024 Edition

    Hello, Kankakee County and beyond! Today’s episode features an array of local news that impacts our community. From heartwarming milestones to significant updates, we’re diving into the latest happenings right here in Kankakee County. Tragedy Strikes Kankakee CountyThis week saw three fatal vehicle accidents in Kankakee County, leaving a somber impact on our community. Our…

  • #140: Building Resilience: Empowerment and Healing with JaHana; Guest Host Derek Grant

    Hello, Kankakee listeners and friends. Today’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast takes us through an inspiring dialogue with JaHana, whose story of personal growth and community involvement reminds us of the power of empathy and self-empowerment. Host Jake and guest host Derek Grant explore themes deeply relevant to all of us: healing, supporting youth, and…

  • Fire, Fatal Collision, and Community Initiatives

    Exploring the Week’s Headlines: A Recap of March 1st, 2024 In this week’s episode of Kankakee Podcast News, host Jake LaMore delves into the most notable headlines shaping our local landscape. From fires to fatal collisions, and from community forums to cultural milestones, here’s a rundown of what you need to know: Fire Engulfs Bradley…