Kankakee Podcast

Kankakee Podcast

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Episode 23: Radeke Brewery
October 18, 2021

Radeke Brewery, west side of Dearborn Avenue, south of River Street Photoengraving from 1900 pictorial booklet, Souvenir of Kankakee by Irvin W. Powell. Hey! I hope you've been enjoying the fall like

Episode 22: Bill Yohnka
October 11, 2021

Bill Yohnka. Photo by, Scott Dombrowski. Bill Yohnka has become such an intricate part of the greater Kankakee area. It’s not because he’s an incredible morning radio host on X-Country 106.5 FM or the

Episode 21: Todd Hazelrigg
October 04, 2021

Todd Hazelrigg Kankakee County is home to so many incredibly talented singer-songwriters. I was lucky enough to get one of them, Lupe Carroll, to write the theme song for Kankakee Podcast. If Lupe tur

Episode 20: Jordan Chapman, Director of the Kankakee County Humane Foundation
September 27, 2021

Jordan Chapman, Director of The Kankakee County Humane Foundation. Hey! Welcome to the episode of Kankakee Podcast that's dedicated to all animal lovers in the county. Surprisingly, baseball gets brou

Episode 19: B. Harley Bradley House
September 20, 2021

B. Harley Bradley House, 701 S. Harrison, taken in July,1952, following the death of Joseph Dodson, who lived there for many years. The photos were taken for newspaper sale advertisements. The house w

Episode 18: Darrell Damper - Comic Book Creator
September 13, 2021

Darrell Damper, creator of the Comic Book Series, "Hi-Top".    It never ceases to amaze me just how many talented people live here in Kankakee County. Another person to add to the list of incredible a

Episode 17: Jim Ridings
September 06, 2021

Local award-winning author, Jim Ridings.    Jim Ridings has written and published more than 20 books of local Illinois history. Several of those books are specifically about Kankakee County history. I

Episode 16: Jake Lee - Kankakee County Auditor
August 30, 2021

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized more and more that I don’t know much about how our local government works. I also know I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand local government operation. So on

Episode 15: Heroes, Hogs, & Hot Rods 2021
August 23, 2021

Left to Right: Eric Peterson of Project Headspace & Timing, Jake LaMore, host of Kankakee Podcast. On Saturday, August 14th, 2021, we recorded our very first live episode of Kankakee Podcast at Heroes

Episode 14: Franklin Weber - The Prairieland Printer
August 09, 2021

Franklin Weber age 88 of Manteno, operating his Miehiel Vertical Letterpress in July 2021. You may know him as Mr. Weber or Franklin but I know him as Papa. Born in 1933 and raised in Manteno, it didn