Kankakee Podcast

Kankakee Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 46: Jake Vaughn - Patron Episode
May 27, 2022

When you pledge $100 or more per month in the Kankakee Podcast Patron Program, one of the many rewards you will receive is getting to be a guest on an episode. The first person to take us up on this w

Episode 45: Bill Dyche - Music Educator
May 23, 2022

After thirty-four years in music education, Bill Dyche, is setting down is conducting baton at the end of this school year. Bill has spent the majority of those years teaching band right here in Kanka

Episode 44: The Small Family - Kankakee County Museum
May 16, 2022

  This Sunday, May 22nd, the Kankakee County Museum will be hosting their 32 Annual Rhubarb Festival from 10:00am until 4:00pm. One of the many things being celebrated that day includes the unveiling

Episode 43: Jessica Bessette a.k.a. Bess Jess
May 11, 2022

Last week, we ran a "Nominate A Guest" contest. Listeners were invited to nominate a person, place, or topic in Kankakee County for our 1 Year Anniversary livestream on Tuesday, May 10th. We took all

Episode 42: Haylibug Lemonadez - Iva & Hayli Martenez
May 02, 2022

There aren't many people in Kankakee County that can say an Illinois State Law is named after them but Hayli Martenez can! Hayli's Law, which was signed into law on July 9th, 2021 by Governor J.B. Pri

Episode 41: Simon Topliss - United Kingdom to America
April 25, 2022

This is the first of a series I'd like to start doing on Kankakee Podcast where we talk with residents who were born in other countries but now call Kankakee County home. Simon Topliss was born in Har

Episode 40: Nell Clark - Kankakee County Museum
April 18, 2022

This month's episode with The Kankakee County Museum takes back in time to when Nell Clark ruled Kankakee's underworld. For about 50 years, from the 1890s to the 1940s, Nell ran a brothel in what is n

Episode 39: Jasmyne Humble - Communications Director of Kankakee County
April 11, 2022

Kankakee native, Jasmyne Humble, has played an intricate part in local government for a handful of years now. Humble worked for former City of Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong as the Marketing a

Episode 38: Rob West - Radio News Director
April 04, 2022

Rob West is one of the most trusted voices in Kankakee County when it comes to getting the most accurate and up-to-date local news. Rob is currently the News Director at Milner Media Partners in Bourb

Episode 37: Aaron & Tocarra Robinson - Still I Rise
March 28, 2022

Still I Rise is a dynamic and innovative leadership development non-profit that empowers youth and young adults to create a positive change in society. The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce presente