Jim Ridings has written and published more than 20 books of local Illinois history. Several of those books are specifically about Kankakee County history. I’ve been reading, Kankakee Stories: A Third Volume of Wild Kankakee Stories, and it’s mind blowing just how much has happened in our county’s history. It was an honor to have Jim on this episode of Kankakee Podcast to walk us through a plethora of these incredible stories. A few of the topics we cover include the murder of Stephen Small and Jim’s latest book, Images of America: Western Kankakee County.
Thank you for being on the podcast, Jim!