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GIVEAWAY: “Before the Big Yellow Bus” by E. Scherer and Yvonne Scherer Meckfessel
"Before the Big Yellow Bus: Remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois" is a book documenting county...
Museum Milestone: MSI’s Farm Tech Exhibit Turns 20
Twenty years ago, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry debuted “The Farm,” an agricultural exhibit now known as...
TreeHouse Wildlife Center: Saving Animals for 40 Years
TreeHouse Wildlife Center rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the state of Illinois, offering much-needed care to...
Get Lost in This Central Illinois Corn Maze
Spanning 10 acres, featuring two phases and four "bridges" to climb and get your bearings, this is one...
October Events in Illinois
See fun, family-friendly events throughout October in Illinois.
Back to School, But Not Business as Usual
Even at schools in the rural Midwest, modern technology has made its way into the classroom.
Visit an 1840s Farmstead at Garfield Farm and Inn Museum (VIDEO)
Time appears to stand still at Garfield Farm and Inn, an 1840s farmstead that's now home to a...
Plan a Visit to the Tiny River Town of Nauvoo This Fall
Nestled between majestic bluffs and the Mighty Mississippi, the tiny Illinois river town of Nauvoo celebrates its unique...
Where to Find Fall Foliage in Illinois Parks
To make the most of the season, check out a few spots around the state for prime foliage-spotting.
One-Room School in Jefferson County Takes Kids Back in Time
Take a look inside a one-room school, where modern-day students can get a glimpse of education in the...