#80: The Air Age Coming to Kankakee with the Kankakee County Museum



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Episode 80:

Believe it or not, The Greater Kankakee Airport used to offer passenger service from 1968 to about 1970. During those two years or so, Air Wisconsin provided the public with flights to O’Hare, Wausau, Appleton and other airports. Unfortunately, not many Kankakee area residents took advantage of the flights that were being offered and passenger service through Air Wisconsin ended in mid 1970.


Jack Klasey of the Kankakee County Museum shares this aviation story with us, along with several others, on this episode of Kankakee Podcast.


Upcoming events at the Kankakee County Museum: 

-Alan Hampshire Art Show – En Plein Air Painting in the Pandemic Churches in Kankakee – Now – 2/25
-The Breakfast Club – a Children’s Book Club – 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22
-Date Night at the Museum – 2/11
-“The Secret Life of Postcards” Book Club & Meet the Author Event – 2/18


Learn more at https://www.kankakeecountymuseum.com/ and follow @kankakeecountymuseum on Facebook and Instagram.

Read Jack’s weekly local history column in The Daily Journal: https://muckrack.com/jack-klasey/articles

Thank you for always sharing your historical knowledge with us on the podcast, Jack!

Much Love,

Jake LaMore

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