New Tattoo Fest, Bourbonnais Garage Sale License – Kankakee Podcast News – 06/21/24

Welcome to another episode of Kankakee Podcast News with your host, Jake LaMore! This week’s episode is packed with the latest headlines and intriguing updates from around Kankakee County, brought to you by the Alkebulan History Center, Meineke Car Care, and King Music.

In this episode, we delve into the recent spike in gun violence affecting our community. Hear from Mayor Chris Curtis and Police Chief Christopher Kidwell as they address the pressing issue and discuss the steps being taken to ensure safety in Kankakee.

We also cover a tragic shooting in Pembroke Township and a fatal hit-and-run in Bradley, both of which have left our community shaken. In addition, get the details on a dramatic SUV crash that injured two individuals and resulted in multiple traffic violations.

On a lighter note, we bring you exciting news about Kankakee’s very first tattoo convention, the Ink’d Expression Arts Fest, set to take place this Fall. Fest organizer Jolane Stewart Walenga shares her vision for this groundbreaking event, which promises to bring together tattoo enthusiasts, local artists, vendors, and live music.

In Bourbonnais, a new ordinance requiring a license for garage sales is up for discussion, and the Village of Bourbonnais Community Campus has just celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony, with more amenities expected to open soon.

Stay informed with the latest updates on the Kankakee East Riverwalk project, which has received a significant grant, and learn about the McCullough Gold Star Memorial Project’s progress.

Tune in to this episode for a comprehensive look at the news shaping our community, from crime reports to exciting upcoming events. Don’t miss out on these stories and more, available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe today to stay connected with everything happening in Kankakee!


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