Kankakee Podcast

Kankakee Podcast


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Episode 29: Native American Heritage Day 2021 - Kankakee County Museum
November 26, 2021

Hey! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving filled with lots of love, food, family and friends. With today being the day after Thanksgiving, most of us are thinking about it being Black Friday. However,

Episode 28: Derek Grant - Apply Pressure
November 22, 2021

Kankakee resident, Derek Grant, is a walking miracle. After hearing his life story on this episode of Kankakee Podcast, you'll be wondering how in the world is he still alive. If you ask Derek, he'll

Episode 27: Staci Wilken - Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau
November 15, 2021

Staci Wilken, Executive Director of the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau just moved to a new location in downtown Kankakee. Not only that,

Episode 26: Steam Hollow Brewing Co. - Blane & Natalie White
November 08, 2021

Blane & Natalie White of Steam Hollow Brewing Co. in Manteno, IL. This Thursday, November 11th is Veterans Day. It presented the perfect opportunity to speak with two Navy veterans, Blane & Natalie Wh

Episode 25: Manteno St. Joseph Church with Josh LaMore
November 01, 2021

St. Joseph's "Mammoth" Double Spired Church. It burned down July 29th, 1898. Early Postcard of the Church's exterior with Our Lady Academy Administration building to the right. There are no known pho

Episode 24: Jenny Schoenwetter of Harbor House
October 25, 2021

Jenny Schoenwetter, Executive Director of Harbor House. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since the pandemic began, the amount of domestic abuse cases seen in the Kankakee County Courthous

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