Wednesday, September 27, 2023
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Two-thirds of women in the United States are caregivers who provide regular support to others, and caregivers are at a greater risk for poor physical and mental health. This National…

Monday, September 25, 2023
Historic Preservation Tax Credit invests in Illinois’ future through its past

The Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a state income tax credit equal to 25 percent of a project’s Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures, not to exceed $3 million, to owners of certified…

Sunday, September 17, 2023
National Farm Safety and Health Week

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For this reason, the third week of September has been…

Sunday, September 10, 2023
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Happy Truck Driver Appreciation Week to the men and women who keep Illinois and our nation moving. Truck drivers take on this demanding and important job to safely deliver the…

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
History of soft drinks produced in Illinois

Whether you call it soda or pop, Illinois boasts a number of unique soft drinks. The most popular of those brands include Green River, RC Cola, Ski and Dog n…

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Illinois Constitution Day 

On this day in 1818, the Illinois Constitutional Convention adopted the first State Constitution and selected Kaskaskia as the first state capital. Happy Constitution Day, Illinois!

Friday, August 18, 2023
Countdown to Opening Day at Edwards Apple Orchard

We are officially one week out from the return of Edwards Apple Orchard and their famous apple cider apple donuts! One of Boone County’s greatest family traditions and must-visit attractions every fall.

Monday, August 7, 2023
Saluting our heroes on Purple Heart Day

Today we acknowledge, honor, and remember the sacrifices made by our military servicemembers and those who have earned the Purple Heart. Thank you to these brave heroes and their families…

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
August is National Black Business Month

National Black Business Month is a celebration of Black-owned businesses and the vital impact Black entrepreneurs have on the economy here in northern Illinois and across the country. They create…

Friday, July 28, 2023
State grants available for development of public parks and open space

The application period for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grants for local park construction and redevelopment is open now through Aug. 31!…