Kankakee Podcast

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#73: The Birth of Dairy Queen with Joe Rintelman
December 12, 2022

The first Dairy Queen store may not have opened in Kankakee County, but their famous soft serve was first taste tested by the public here. On August 4th, 1938, Sherb Noble had an all you can eat sale

#72: Demarco Hampton - Kopious Lifestyle
December 05, 2022

Picture being a very young kid and walking into a room to see your father with a belt strapped around his arm and a needle full of heroin sinking into his skin. That's the kind of life Kankakee area r

#71: Meet the Mayor of Kankakee - Chris Curtis
November 28, 2022

Welcome to the first in a new series of episodes I'm starting up here at Kankakee Podcast called, "Meet The Mayor". I feel like it's important for all of us to get to know the current mayors of Kankak

#70: Alex Habeeb - Lebanon to America
November 21, 2022

This is the second episode in a series on Kankakee Podcast where we meet with a Kankakee County resident who came to America as an immigrant. The first being episode 41 with Simon Topliss, released ea

#69: Bourbonnais Grove’s First School with Dr. Charles Balesi
November 14, 2022

The 1837 Log Schoolhouse that was uncovered in Bourbonnais back in 2011 when a building was being demolished on Main Street, has finally been restored and will officially be unveiled to the public tom

#68: Sarah Falk - Anxious to Energized
November 07, 2022

Sarah Falk is no stranger to cancer. She has survived it not one, not two, but FOUR times. Sarah's hardships caused her anxiety to build up, until eventually one day, it exploded into severe panic at

#67: Kankakee Paranormal Investigations Team - Kankakee County Museum
October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween! Please enjoy this spooktacular episode of Kankakee Podcast that was recorded live at the Kankakee County Museum with the Kankakee Paranormal Investigations Team on Saturday, October 1

#66: City Cash
October 24, 2022

Jimmy Retondo, Nick Steele, and Nick Galik of Kankakee rock trio, City Cash, join us on this episode of Kankakee Podcast to talk about their debut album that was just released a few months ago!List

#65: Adam Elroy - From Teacher to Financial Advisor
October 20, 2022

I first met Adam Elroy earlier this year and became fascinated with his story of how he went from being a grade school history teacher in Bourbonnais to becoming a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones in

#64: Ted Petersen - NFL Super Bowl Champion
October 17, 2022

Ted Petersen was born and raised in Momence, IL. When he started playing football in the early 1970s at Momence High School, he did it just to feel like he was one of the guys. Petersen never imagined