Recent Episodes

  • #148: Courage and Community: Voices from Kankakee’s Yarn Factory Listeners Event

    Hello Kankakee and listeners from everywhere! In today’s post, we journey through the deeply personal tales from the first-ever Yarn Factory Listeners event that unfolded at Flanagan’s Pub in Downtown Kankakee. These stories, shared sincerely by our beloved storytellers, bring to light their lived experiences, the sorrows, the joys, and their connections with our community.…

  • Threat at Olivet, Gun Violence Walk, and Water Park Study – Kankakee Podcast News – 04/26/24

    Welcome to the latest edition of Kankakee Podcast News! I’m Jake LaMore, bringing you the latest headlines from around the Kankakee area. Here’s a sneak peek of what we cover in this episode. Olivet Nazarene University Faces Security Threat A threat against Olivet Nazarene University has led to increased security measures on campus. While the…

  • #147: Kankakee’s Sculptural Heritage, The Barnard Gallery’s Story

    Hello, Kankakee County and our listeners from far and wide! It’s time for another dive into the rich tapestry of our local history and culture. This episode brings us an enchanting narrative entangled with the artistry of the past and the continuous efforts to preserve it. So let’s unwrap the layers of history and art…

  • Kankakee East Riverwalk Bid Rejected – Kankakee Podcast News 04/19/24

    In this week’s episode of Kankakee Podcast News, host Jake LaMore brings listeners up to speed with the latest happenings in our vibrant community. From intriguing incidents to heartening success stories, here’s a snapshot of what you can expect: The episode kicks off with a recap of recent events, including a concerning incident of shots…

  • Seussical Splendor: Behind the Scenes with KVTA’s Musical Extravaganza

    Kankakee Podcast Dives into the Whimsical World of “Seussical” with KVTA Hello, theater aficionados and Kankakee County friends! In today’s podcast episode, we’re whisked away into the fantastical realm of Dr. Seuss as the Kankakee Valley Theater Association (KVTA) prepares to stage Seussical the Musical. Join us as our very own Jake LaMore sits down…

  • #146: Honoring Heroes: Alexis McCullough’s Mission for a Gold Star Memorial

    Hello, dear listeners and readers from Kankakee and beyond! In today’s episode, we dive into a poignant and inspirational narrative that touches on the themes of remembrance, community service, and the resilience of the human spirit. Join us as we traverse the journey of Alexis McCullough and her commendable endeavor to honor Gold Star families…

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    Gun and Drug Seizures, New Music Scholarship – Kankakee Podcast News – 04/12/24

    Exploring the Pulse of Kankakee: A Weekly Roundup Welcome back to another riveting episode of Kankakee Podcast News, your go-to source for all things happening in our vibrant community. I’m your host, Jake LaMore, and this week, we’re diving deep into the latest headlines that have been making waves across our town. A Glimpse into…

  • 145: Aaron Clark on Healing a City: The Kankakee Forgives Initiative

    Hello, Kankakee listeners and friends from near and far! In today’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast, we dive deep into a mission that’s transforming our community—one heart at a time. Join us in exploring the profound purpose and impact of “Kankakee Forgives,” a local initiative that preaches the power of letting go for the sake…

  • 1 Teen Dead, 2 Tornadoes, New Solar Farm – Kankakee Podcast News – 04/05/24

    It’s time for another roundup of local news from Kankakee Podcast News. In this episode, we cover a mix of stories reflecting our community’s resilience and progress. We start with the tragic loss of a teenager in Kankakee, extending our deepest sympathies to their loved ones. While investigations continue, we stand together in support. On…

  • #144: Bernie Gorak II: The Journey Through Kenpo

    Hello, dedicated listeners in Kankakee County and those tuning in from every corner of the globe! Today, our latest episode dives into the disciplined world of martial arts, exploring the life journey and teachings of a local Kenpo master. Settle in as we discuss the intricacies of sparring, the profound impact of martial arts on…

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    Fatal Crash, Guns Off The Street – Kankakee Podcast News 03/29/24

    In the latest episode of Kankakee Podcast News: Stay Connected: Subscribe Today!Don’t miss out on the latest insights and updates. Subscribe to Kankakee Podcast News and stay connected with our community’s vibrant spirit. Tune in and stay informed, Kankakee! Tune In + Subscribe

  • #143: Finding Balance: Amy Kemp Talks Women, Careers, and Community

    Hello, Kankakee County and readers everywhere! In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast we’re sharing a conversation with local author Amy Kemp, who gives us an inside look at her writing journey and the value of recognizing our natural talents. A Story of Synergy in Publishing Amy Kemp’s book – “I See You” – wouldn’t…

  • 2 People Stabbed in Manteno – Kankakee Podcast News 3/22/24

    Exploring the Heart of Kankakee: A Weekly Update It’s time for another edition of Kankakee Podcast News, where we bring you the latest headlines and highlights from our vibrant community. Sponsored by Nana’s Bakery and Cakes, this week’s episode is packed with updates on everything from local news to upcoming events. Local News Recap In…

  • #142: Nina Epstein, Kankakee’s First Female Mayor Reflects on Leadership

    In this episode we dive deep into the life and legacy of Nina Epstein, whose story isn’t just one of political ascension, but of a lifelong dedication to our Kankakee community. Join us as we unravel the narrative of an unexpected political figure who left an indelible mark on the city’s history. From Public Relations…

  • Kankakee Podcast News – March 15th, 2024

    Introduction: Welcome back to another edition of Kankakee Podcast News! Hosted by Jake LaMore, this week’s episode dives into a blend of local headlines, community updates, and a brand new segment featuring live music events brought to you by, King Music. From closures to new beginnings, join us as we explore the latest happenings in…