Kankakee Podcast

Kankakee Podcast

Latest Episodes

BONUS EP: Converge Conference
September 29, 2023

Focusing on community and connections, that’s what the annual Converge Conference is all about! This interactive leadership conference will happen Friday, October 13th, 2023 inside the former Love's Bookstore building on South Schuyler Avenue in Kank

#117: Kankakee County Speedway
September 25, 2023

Jake LaMore is out and Bill Yohnka is in as your guest host for this thunderous edition of Kankakee Podcast! For several years now, Yonka has been the announcer for the races that take place every Friday night during the summertime at the Kankakee County

#116: Kankakee County Museum, Kankakee State Hospital
September 18, 2023

One of the most famous urban legends in Kankakees history is that we had a choice between having the University of Illinois or the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the insane being built in our city. The legend claims the City of Kankakee chose the hospital

BONUS EP: KVTA Little Shop of Horrors
September 15, 2023

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are t

#115: Alan Webber, A.N. Webber
September 11, 2023

On today's episode of the Kankakee Podcast we delve into the rich history and evolution of A.N. Webber, the oldest logistics company in Kankakee. Our guest, Alan Webber, takes us on a captivating journey, starting with the company's humble begin

#114: Josh Humphries, Hotter Than June
September 04, 2023

On this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, Jake sits down with Josh Humphries, a member of the alternative rock band 'Hotter Than June. Josh takes us on a journey through the band's history, from its inception in 2005, their disbandment in 2008,

#113: Micki Abels
August 28, 2023

On this episode of the Kankakee Podcast author and life coach Micki Abels joins the show. From exploring her roots to delving into her role as a "transformational life coach," Micki shares insights into her profound methods of guiding individual

#112: Mayor Paul Schore
August 18, 2023

In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, Mayor Paul Schore takes the spotlight. Sharing his background and upbringing, Mayor Schore recounts his family's settlement in the area and offers anecdotes that illuminate the evolving landscape of Bourbonnai

#111: Barack Obama's Support for the Kankakee Public Library
August 14, 2023

On this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, Jake welcomes Mary Bass, Celia Carr, and Corin Rose to discuss the collaboration between the Kankakee Public Library and the Obama Foundation to create a TikTok. The trio, each of whom were instrumental to the crea

#110: Kankakee Museum, Bird Park
August 07, 2023

On this episode of The Kankakee Podcast, Jack Klasey and Jorie Walters of the Kankakee County Museum return to the show. They discuss the fascinating history of Bird Park, located at the center of Kankakee. Originally a stone quarry, Klasey jokes that the