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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Christmas/Holiday Light Recycling Options

As we’re all pulling out the lights to decorate for the holidays, there are several good options to recycle those broken light strands so they can be repurposed instead of…


Wednesday, November 29, 2023
How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Living in Illinois means homeowners have to always be prepared for changes in the weather. The climate encapsulates all four seasons in Illinois, and staying ahead of the game can save…


Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Give Back on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that inspires people to do good. Today is a reminder that we can all be generous in our communities and one small act can…


Sunday, November 26, 2023
Holiday Train Returning to Illinois During Holiday Season

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train will be returning to Illinois during the upcoming holiday season, with four stops scheduled. This favorite holiday tradition features a bright light display, live music, and an appearance…


Saturday, November 25, 2023
Shop Local this Small Business Saturday

Small Businesses are the backbone of local economies. This Small Business Saturday be sure to shop local and support the small businesses that make our communities thrive!


Thursday, November 23, 2023
Happy Thanksgiving!

The first Thanksgiving took place over 400 years ago, but the spirit of the holiday lives on today. It reminds us to be thankful for all that we have, including…


Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: A Thanksgiving Classic Filmed in Illinois

It’s a Thanksgiving classic many Illinoisans sit down to every year with pumpkin pie or mugs of cider. Starring Steve Martin and the late John Candy, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles is a…


Saturday, November 18, 2023
Recognizing National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the over 100,000 children waiting for adoption in the United States. Today, communities across the country are celebrating adoption and advocating…


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Turkey producers an important part of Midwest agriculture

Five of the top poultry production states in the U.S. are in the Midwest, led by Minnesota. In Illinois, the turkey industry has a smaller, but still very important footprint. Poultry is big…


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
World Diabetes Day – Know Your Risk

1 in 10 adults have diabetes, and close to half are not diagnosed. World Diabetes Day is a good reminder to adopt and maintain healthy habits. Knowing your risk and…