Recent Episodes

  • Episode 41: Simon Topliss – United Kingdom to America (Early Access)

    This is the first of a series I’d like to start doing on Kankakee Podcast where we talk with residents who were born in other countries but now call Kankakee County home. Simon Topliss was born Harrogate, which is a town in North Yorkshire, England. So how in the world did he wind up living…

  • Episode 40: Nell Clark – Kankakee County Museum

    This month’s episode with The Kankakee County Museum takes back in time to when Nell Clark ruled Kankakee’s underworld. For about 50 years, from the 1890s to the 1940s, Nell ran a brothel in what is now City Tavern on 367 South West Avenue in Kankakee. Local renowned storyteller, Jack Klasey, explains to us why…

  • Episode 40: Nell Clark – Kankakee County Museum (Early Access)

    This month’s episode with The Kankakee County Museum takes back in time to when Nell Clark ruled Kankakee’s underworld. For about 50 years, from the 1890s to the 1940s, Nell ran a brothel in what is now City Tavern on 367 South West Avenue in Kankakee. Local renowned storyteller, Jack Klasey, explains to us why…

  • Episode 39: Jasmyne Humble – Communications Director of Kankakee County

    Kankakee native, Jasmyne Humble, has played an intricate part in local government for a handful of years now. Humble worked for former City of Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. When Mayor Wells-Armstrong did not win re-election in early 2021, Jasmyne was presented with the opportunity to apply for the Communications…

  • Episode 39: Jasmyne Humble – Communications Director for Kankakee County (Early Access)

    Kankakee native, Jasmyne Humble, has played an intricate part in local government for a handful of years now. Humble worked for former City of Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. When Mayor Wells-Armstrong did not win re-election in early 2021, Jasmyne was presented with the opportunity to apply for the Communications…

  • Episode 39: Jasmyne Humble – Communications Director for Kankakee County (Extended)

    Kankakee native, Jasmyne Humble, has played an intricate part in local government for a handful of years now. Humble worked for former City of Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. When Mayor Wells-Armstrong did not win re-election in early 2021, Jasmyne was presented with the opportunity to apply for the Communications…

  • Episode 38: Rob West – Radio News Director

    Rob West is one of the most trusted voices in Kankakee County when it comes to getting the most accurate and up to date local news. Rob is currently the News Director at Milner Media Partners in Bourbonnais, which is home to The Valley 92.7 FM, River Country 101.7 FM, 103.7 FM, and 96.1 FM,…

  • Episode 38: Rob West – Radio News Director (Early Access)

    Rob West is one of the most trusted voices in Kankakee County when it comes to getting the most accurate and up to date local news. Rob is currently the News Director at Milner Media Partners in Bourbonnais, which is home to The Valley 92.7 FM, River Country 101.7 FM, 103.7 FM, and 96.1 FM,…

  • Episode 38: Rob West – Radio News Director (Extended Version)

    Rob West is one of the most trusted voices in Kankakee County when it comes to getting the most accurate and up to date local news. Rob is currently the News Director at Milner Media Partners in Bourbonnais, which is home to The Valley 92.7 FM, River Country 101.7 FM, 103.7 FM, and 96.1 FM,…

  • Episode 37: Aaron & Tocarra Robinson – Still I Rise

    Still I Rise is a dynamic and innovative leadership development non-profit that empowers youth and young adults to create a positive change in society. The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce presented Still I Rise with Non-For Profit of The Year Award in 2021. I thought it would be a good time to get to know the…

  • Episode 37: Aaron & Tocarra Robinson – Still I Rise (Early Access)

    Still I Rise is a dynamic and innovative leadership development non-profit that empowers youth and young adults to create a positive change in society. The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce presented Still I Rise with Non-For Profit of The Year Award in 2021. I thought it would be a good time to get to know the…

  • Kankakee Podcast: Behind The Scenes #2: Women’s History Month

    Lizzie and I discuss our favorite parts of Kankakee Podcast Episode 37: Women’s History Month with the Kankakee County Museum! Also, we brainstorm on how we should celebrate the podcast’s first anniversary. If you have any ideas to add to the mix, please let us know! Thank you for all of your love and support.…

  • Episode 36: Women’s History Month – Kankakee County Museum

    It’s that time of the month where we are joined by staff members of the Kankakee County Museum to talk about a particular subject in our county’s history. We are lucky enough to have both Jorie Walters and Jack Klasey join us on this episode to celebrate Women’s History Month. Jorie and Jack introduce us…

  • Episode 36: Women’s History Month – Kankakee County Museum (Early Access)

    It’s that time of the month where we are joined by staff members of the Kankakee County Museum to talk about a particular subject in our county’s history. We are lucky enough to have both Jorie Walters and Jack Klasey join us on this episode to celebrate Women’s History Month. Jorie and Jack introduce us…

  • Episode 36: Women’s History Month – The Kankakee County Museum (Extended Version)

    It’s that time of the month where we are joined by staff members of the Kankakee County Museum to talk about a particular subject in our county’s history. We are lucky enough to have both Jorie Walters and Jack Klasey join us on this episode to celebrate Women’s History Month. Jorie and Jack introduce us…