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 suspect was arrested, he was soon released, prompting local police to maintain a high presence. Find out how the university and local authorities are responding.

Wilmington Police Decision Sparks Controversy

A surprising move by Wilmington police involving a Venezuelan immigrant has stirred community concerns. We explore why this incident has drawn criticism and what it means for local law enforcement.

Bradley Takes Steps Toward Indoor Water Park

Could Bradley soon be home to Illinois’ largest indoor water park? We delve into the village’s recent approval of a major study and what it could mean for the community.

Kankakee Mayor Curtis Reports from Springfield

Mayor Chris Curtis shares insights from his trip to Springfield, where he advocated for Kankakee’s interests. Discover what key issues he discussed and how they could impact the city.

Community and Business News

In business news, a long-standing auto body shop is changing hands after 42 years, while downtown Kankakee is welcoming a new restaurant. Tune in for all the details.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Looking for weekend plans? We highlight some exciting local events, including a baking contest at the 34th Annual Rhubarb Festival and the 25th Annual World Tai Chi Day. Plus, find out about a Drug Take-Back Day at Northfield Square Mall.

These stories and more await you in this episode of Kankakee Podcast News. Don’t miss our special live episode recorded at the first Yarn Factory Listeners Storytelling event, featuring local storytellers sharing their unique stories. Be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with all the latest happenings in Kankakee.

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