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 the Kankakee area on this Friday, March 15th, 2024.

Closure and Remembrance: The episode begins on a poignant note as we reflect on the closure brought to the Hamden family with the identification of Costanteen D. Hamden’s remains found in Pembroke Township. After his disappearance in 2017, this discovery offers solace to his loved ones, emphasizing the importance of closure in such cases. Additionally, we pay tribute to three influential members of our community – Stanley Olenjack, Maurice “Mo” O’Keefe, and Shirley Johnson – whose legacies have left indelible marks on Kankakee.

Community Progress: Amidst moments of reflection, Kankakee continues to move forward with promising developments. From the approval of the Bradley Sports Complex to the initiation of the BBCHS Solar Project, our community is witnessing tangible progress that promises economic growth and enhanced infrastructure.

Local Initiatives and Achievements: Our community is abuzz with initiatives aimed at enriching the lives of its residents. We delve into the launch of Comcast Lift Zones, providing free Internet access at local YMCA centers, and the imminent opening of Green Releaf, a recreational marijuana retail site in Bradley. Additionally, we celebrate the upcoming opening of Nothing Bundt Cake in Bradley, offering delectable treats to satisfy our sweet cravings.

Noteworthy Achievements: In the realm of sports, we applaud the Bradley-Bourbonnais Unified Basketball team’s remarkable victory in the IHSA Unified Basketball Class 2A State Finals. Their triumph serves as a testament to the power of teamwork and resilience, inspiring us all.

Looking Ahead: As we conclude this episode, we invite you to join us in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the tragic Amtrak derailment in Bourbonnais. Through remembrance and reflection, we honor the lives lost and the heroic actions displayed during this devastating event.

Conclusion: Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Kankakee Podcast News. As we navigate the complexities of our ever-evolving community, let us continue to cherish our shared experiences, celebrate our achievements, and support one another through both challenges and triumphs. Stay tuned for our next episode, where we will be celebrating Women’s History Month with a special interview featuring Kankakee’s first woman Mayor, Nina Epstein.

Remember to follow and subscribe to stay updated on all things Kankakee. Until next time, take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Warm Regards,

Jake LaMore

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