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Fair Time in Du Quoin
Illinois has two state fairs: the Illinois State Fair, which concluded in Springfield this past Sunday, and the Du Quoin State Fair in southern Illinois, which starts Friday night and runs through Labor Day.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
Signed and vetoed
Motorists who are pulled over in Illinois no longer need to hand over their driver's license in exchange for a citation under a bill signed into law on Saturday.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Botanical Gardens at Springfield's Washington Park
Who doesn't love to wander through a garden? There is something magical about flowers in bloom and taking a stroll.
The Logan County Herald
Dave Irwin: The man behind our county fair concerts
He may not have been personally responsible for the perfect weather, but he's the guy who made sure everything else was perfect so the bands and the audience had the best possible time.
Disease-carrying mosquitoes spotted in area counties
Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry the chikungunya virus, are turning up in Champaign County for a fourth summer in a row and have also been found in Vermilion County, public health officials said.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Ebola outbreak has UI's attention
The Ebola outbreak in Africa has prompted the University of Illinois to suspend study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone this fall and plan some extra screening for international students arriving from West Africa.
Road to Rantoul: Migrant workers journey to central Illinois
The Nightingale Camp in Rantoul, Ill., is licensed by the state to house more than 400 migrant workers.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Lincoln Daily News
Authors' reflections inspire travel over Route 66
Joe Sonderman and Cheryl Jett stopped by the Atlanta Public Library Sunday afternoon to discuss their favorite subject, Route 66. After being introduced by library co-director Rachel Neisler, the pair took their audience on a virtual tour of Route 66 as the roadway took shape in Illinois.
Kings Of Leon Cover Robyn, Close Out Lollapalooza in Style
Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs at Samsung Galaxy stage during 2014 Lollapalooza Day Three at Grant Park on August 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Travel the National Road through Illinois: Vandalia to Collinsville
A giant catsup bottle, a museum of initiation devices and the nation's largest Native American mound are a few of the attractions to explore along the National Road through southern Illinois.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Agency could cut hours at Illinois historic sites
Budget cuts will force the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency to consider cutting hours at some state historic sites after the Labor Day holiday weekend, agency director Amy Martin says.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Numbers released by the Illinois Office of Tourism indicates the Springfield area continues to be a big draw for visitors.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Southtown Star
Lincoln exhibit opens at tollway oasis
Abraham Lincoln impersonator Vernon Risty helps South Holland Mayor Don DeGraff and other officials cut the ribbon for the opening of "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America" exhibit opening at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis, Monday, July 28th, 2014, in South Holland.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Architect brings fresh spin to Maggie Daley Park
Strolling through Maggie Daley Park, stubble on his face and a yellow hard hat covering his graying red hair, Michael Van Valkenburgh paused before the contours of an undulating ice skating loop that will weave through a stand of evergreens.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Deep History, Great Cuisine and Lincoln in Springfield - Part 5
Last time around, we had just started exploring African American history past and present in Springfield, as it is inextricably tied to the issue of slavery in Lincoln's day and how the city has developed since then.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Asian carp cooking demonstrations part of tourney
Several well-known chefs will be traveling to central Illinois to offer demonstrations on how to cook Asian carp.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Lawmaker: Ill. concealed carry law 'complicated'
A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Illinois Italian Beef: Southsiiiidddeee
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it.