Recent Episodes

  • Fighting Cancer, Leadership Changes, Deadly Shooting – Kankakee Podcast News – 06/14/24

    Welcome to this week’s episode of Kankakee Podcast News brought to you by the Alkebulan History Center, Meineke Car Care, and King Music. This week, we’re covering a range of compelling stories that highlight the challenges and resilience of our community. From a fatal shooting on Crestlane Drive to a surprising discovery in a local…

  • #154: Celebrating Kankakee’s Music Talent with ES:Dubble

    We’ve got a special treat for music lovers and nostalgia enthusiasts alike in our latest episode of the Kankakee Podcast. We’re diving deep into the budding hip-hop scene right here in Kankakee with none other than local musician ES:Dubble. Get ready for an episode filled with music, gaming nostalgia, and stories of inspiration and creativity!…

  • Governor Pritzker Visits Bourbonnais – Kankakee Podcast News – 06/07/24

    Welcome to this week’s episode of Kankakee Podcast News, brought to you by the Alkebulan History Center in Kankakee, Meineke Car Care in Bourbonnais, and King Music in Bradley! Today, Friday, June 7th, 2024, we have some important stories to share: Plus, updates on the QuikTrip project, Governor JB Pritzker’s visit, a new senior adult…

  • #153: Celebrating Self-Expression and Diversity with Miss Champagne X

    Celebrating Self-Expression and Diversity with Miss Champagne X Today, we’re celebrating diversity, self-expression, and the vibrant world of drag in our local community. Join us as we dive into the latest episode of the Kankakee Podcast, featuring the fabulous Miss Champagne X, a trailblazing genderfluid drag performer who’s making waves and bringing joy to the…

  • BREAKING: Heroes, Hogs, and Hot Rods Moved To This Sunday

    The date for Project Headspace and Timing’s 5th Annual Heroes, Hogs, and Hot Rods Festival in Downtown Manteno has changed. Due to the inclement weather that is heading into the area tomorrow June 1st, organizers of the fest have decided to move the event to this Sunday, June 2nd. Click the audio player above to…

  • Pembroke Incident and Bradley’s Tax Shift – Kankakee Podcast News – 05/31/24

    Welcome to This Week’s Kankakee Podcast News! This week’s episode, hosted by Jake LaMore, is packed with crucial updates and intriguing stories from our community. Here are just a few headlines you can expect from this episode: Shocking Incident in Pembroke Township We start with a serious incident that has shaken Pembroke Township. For the…

  • USS Kankakee: Veteran Stories and Naval History at Kankakee Museum

    Exploring Kankakee’s Naval History: A Dive into the USS Kankakee Welcome, Kankakee enthusiasts! Today, we delve into a pivotal moment in our town’s history, where the USS Kankakee emerges as a beacon of valor and service. Join me as I sit down with the knowledgeable Jack Klacey to uncover the remarkable journey of this esteemed…

  • Kankakee Radio Legend Passes Away – Kankakee Podcast News – 05/24/24

    This week’s episode, sponsored by the Alkebulan History Center in Kankakee and Meineke Car Care in Bourbonnais, is filled with intriguing stories that you won’t want to miss. In this episode, our host, Jake LaMore, covers a range of topics that are sure to pique your interest. From community developments to heartfelt tributes, there’s something…

  • #151: Stories from May’s “Yarn Factory Listeners”: Courage, Struggles, and Identity

    Hello, Kankakee County listeners and beyond! In this month’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast, we bring you another fascinating yarn from our Yarn Factory Listeners’ series. Get ready to dive into heartfelt tales, impactful life lessons, and a sense of community that ties us all together. In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, host Jake…

  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cracker Barrel – Kankakee Podcast News – 05/17/24

    In this episode of Kankakee Podcast news, Jake LaMore dives into the headlines from the week of Friday, May 17th, 2024, bringing you up-to-date on the stories shaping life in Kankakee. From a fire incident in West Kankakee to updates on local businesses, community events, and more, this episode covers a wide range of topics…

  • #150: Strumming to Success: Mary Claire Dwyer’s Vocal and Songwriting Journey

    Hello, Kankakee County and music enthusiasts everywhere! In today’s episode, we dive into the inspiring journey of a young, incredibly talented singer-songwriter from our own community, Mary Claire Dwyer. Join us as we explore her musical evolution, the influences that have shaped her sound, and what the future holds for this rising star. Discovering a…

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    Drive-By Shooting, Road Upgrades, and More – Kankakee Podcast News – 05/10/24

    Welcome to the latest episode of Kankakee Podcast News, your source for the most important news and events from around Kankakee County. This week, we’re covering some serious safety concerns, exciting community developments, and local events you won’t want to miss. In this episode, host Jake LaMore reports on a recent drive-by shooting that left…

  • #149: Discovering Little Me Studio with Nikki Moore

    In the latest episode of Kankakee Podcast, host Jake LaMore sits down with Nikki Moore, the visionary founder of Little Me Studio. This unique space in Kankakee County has become a hub for creativity and connection among children and their families. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the highlights from the episode, exploring Nikki’s…

  • Bradley Sports Complex Breaks Ground and Kankakee’s ARPA Funds Update – Kankakee Podcast News – 05/03/24

    Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening in Kankakee this week. For more details, be sure to listen to the latest episode of Kankakee Podcast News! Crime and Safety A Kankakee home invasion turned violent, with suspects escaping after stealing a video game system. In other news, a high-speed police chase ended in a crash…

  • BONUS: A Day of Cultural Celebration: Unity International Festival in Kankakee

    Event Details Genesis Community Ministries 2100 E. Maple St. | Kankakee, IL 60901May 4th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.815.295.0585 genesiscommunityministries@gmail.com Hello Kankakee County and friends from all around! Today, we are buzzing with excitement as we dive into a story not just of cultural diversity, but of unity and community celebration. I’m thrilled to share the…