Kankakee Podcast

Episode 7: The Inception of Kankakee County

June 21, 2021

High-angle view of downtown Kankakee, taken from the City National Bank building (at Court & Schuyler). View is to southeast, toward Kankakee County Courthouse. Probably taken between 1912 and 1920. Photo provided by the Kankakee County Museum.

I’m excited to celebrate “Kankakee Day” for the very first time! I don’t believe I’ve ever celebrated this important day in our county’s history before. It might just be the first time for you as well.

It was on this very same day in 1853 that Kankakee Depot was chosen as the county seat. Hence why we call it, “Kankakee Day”. Executive Director, Veronica Featherston and Research Coordinator, Jorie Walters, of the Kankakee County Museum join us to celebrate this historic day. Jorie is also giving a special presentation at the museum today starting at 1pm.

KankakeeDay.com is also another great resource to find ways to celebrate this special day.

Much Love,

Jake LaMore

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