#112: Mayor Paul Schore

In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, Mayor Paul Schore takes the spotlight. Sharing his background and upbringing, Mayor Schore recounts his family’s settlement in the area and offers anecdotes that illuminate the evolving landscape of Bourbonnais over the years.

Mayor Schore goes on to describe his role in preserving history, citing the log cabin schoolhouse he had a hand in preserving, as well as his journey through education and career, leading him into local politics. Schore goes on to provide insights about the mayoral role and his principled approach to policy-making.

Explore impactful initiatives led by Mayor Schore, including community revitalization projects. Then, Jake and Mayor Schore discuss upcoming plans, offering a vision of community growth and engagement. Tune in for a blend of personal stories and political perspectives.

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About Our Guests

Mayor Paul Schore, Village of Bourbonnais President since 2008, brings lifelong dedication to Bourbonnais. With a strong community presence, he served on the Board of Trustees since 1997. Educated at local schools, Schore holds an Associate in Applied Science from Kankakee Community College. He recently retired after a notable 26-year career at CSL Behring.

Apart from his village duties, he’s an influential leader in various organizations, including KATS MPO and Kankakee River Valley Enterprise Zone Board. Committed to community growth, Schore actively participates in the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee for over 25 years.

Married for 43 years, he’s a parent to three and a proud grandparent of seven. Mayor Schore supports the Hundred Club of Kankakee County, Ducks Unlimited, and Boy Scouts, where his sons both achieved Eagle Scout status. He’s an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and NASCAR fan.


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