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A podcast about the people and places of Kankakee County, IL. Hosted by, Jake LaMore.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

A podcast about the people and places of Kankakee County, IL. Hosted by, Jake LaMore.

    Aqua Boil Order, Major Drug Bust, ONU Breaks Record - Kankakee Podcast News - Friday, July 12th, 2024

    Aqua Boil Order, Major Drug Bust, ONU Breaks Record - Kankakee Podcast News - Friday, July 12th, 2024

    Join host Jake LaMore as he brings you the latest headlines from Kankakee County. This week’s top stories include a tragic crash on I-80 claiming the life of a Momence woman, a fatal accident in Limestone Township, a gunshot victim leading police to an arrest in Kankakee, and a significant drug bust resulting in multiple charges. We also cover the lifting of a boil water advisory, developments in the Rittmanic case, and updates on local community projects and events. Stay informed with the la...

    • 13 min
    #158: Kankakee Arts ColLAB: Inspiring Community with All-Ages Music Spaces

    #158: Kankakee Arts ColLAB: Inspiring Community with All-Ages Music Spaces

    Join Jake LaMore, along with guests James and Mary, as they dive into an enlightening conversation with guest James about the vibrant and ever-evolving local music scene in Kankakee. From attending shows in banana costumes to reminiscing about '90s bands, this episode is a nostalgic journey through sound and community. Mary shares a heartwarming story of attending a concert of her favorite '90s band with her son, emphasizing the importance of nurturing children's interest in music.The discuss...

    • 56 min
    Hear Mayor Chris Curtis's Re-Election Campaign Kick-Off in Full - Kankakee Podcast News Extra

    Hear Mayor Chris Curtis's Re-Election Campaign Kick-Off in Full - Kankakee Podcast News Extra

    This Kankakee Podcast News Extra is brought to you by Kankakee Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Adam Elroy. In This Episode:Kankakee Mayor Chris Curtis announced his intentions to run for a second term on Tuesday, July 2nd. Curtis held his re-election campaign kickoff in the evening around 7pm at the corner of East Court Street and Saint Joseph Avenue in Kankakee. A diverse crowd of 75 to 100 people attended, with several prominent community leaders present. You’re about to hear the event...

    • 41 min
    Kankakee River Monster - Kankakee Podcast News - Friday, July 5th, 2024

    Kankakee River Monster - Kankakee Podcast News - Friday, July 5th, 2024

    In this episode of Kankakee Podcast News, Jake LaMore brings you the latest updates from the Kankakee area for Friday, July 5th, 2024. Highlights include the safe resolution of a police standoff involving a suicidal individual, developments in the high-profile Sullivan trial, and the creation of a new City Manager position in Kankakee. We also cover the introduction of garage sale permits in Bourbonnais, the approval of a long-awaited apartment complex in Manteno, and major construction proje...

    • 16 min
    #157: From Blueprints to Reality: Civil Engineering with Neil Piggush

    #157: From Blueprints to Reality: Civil Engineering with Neil Piggush

    In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, host Jake LaMore sits down with Neil Piggush, the owner and president of Piggush Engineering, Inc., to delve into the world of civil engineering and its impact on the Kankakee community. Neil shares his journey from an aspiring engineer to a successful business owner, highlighting the challenges and rewards of his profession.Throughout the conversation, Neil discusses notable projects like the East Riverwalk development, which has enhanced the communit...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Third Graders Struggling with Reading Proficiency - Kankakee Podcast News - Friday, June 28th, 2024

    Third Graders Struggling with Reading Proficiency - Kankakee Podcast News - Friday, June 28th, 2024

    Welcome back to Kankakee Podcast News, where we bring you the latest updates and stories shaping our community. Hosted by Jake LaMore, this week’s episode is packed with everything you need to know about what’s happening in and around Kankakee.Highlights from This Episode:- Education Concerns: A recent report reveals third grade students in some Kankakee County Schools are failing to meet reading proficiency standards. Learn about the community's response and ongoing efforts to address this c...

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Cindiluhu ,

Top ten episodes

Hi Jake ! I just got done listening to the top 10 . You mentioned the old WKAN building where Carrying Torches rehearses . Brian mentioned the mural . I think you need to do a pod on that artist !! Jessica Carter is my niece and she is beautifying the area with her artwork !! What a way to honor her talent by interviewing her !! I look forward to listening to it ! Edit ; I’m not sure if this particular mural was done by Jess , but I know the one for the Farmers Market downtown was done by her ! Either way she would be a great interview!

Kathleen@ ,

Interesting

Love the cast on Prohibition! Fun and interesting. Host has a wonderful radio voice and is great at his job.

Girl_Living_With_Purpose ,

Interesting Interviews and Insights

Jake has some wonderful guests on his show and represents Kankakee County well. He brings a fresh perspective and insight.

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