Lincoln Statue at Illinois College

Illinois Road-Trip Roundup: Instagram Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some Learn more…

Heavenly Delight

Illinois Road-Trip Roundup: Ice Cream Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some Learn more…

General Grant Mural

Illinois Road-Trip Round Up: Outdoor Art

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some Learn more…

Community Park Gazebo

Illinois Road-Trip Round Up: Best Outdoor Picnic Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re Learn more…

Blessings on State B&B Continues to Give Back

Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast Joins Innkeeper Team to Bake and Mail Goods to U.S. Service Members Overseas this 4th of July As Independence Day nears, inns across the U.S. are coming together to offer sweet comfort with homemade baked goods in a show Learn more…

Illinois Road-Trip Round Up: Best Fishing Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re Learn more…

downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville Main Street Earns Top Tier Accreditation

Jacksonville Main Street has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record. “We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Learn more…

people at a concert

2020 Morgan County Fair Event Cancelled

JACKSONVILLE, IL – The Morgan County Fair Board voted Tuesday night at their regular monthly meeting to cancel the 2020 Morgan County Fair scheduled for July 5-12. After weeks of earnest consultation with the local health department, 4-H Extension program, Local and State Leaders and Learn more…

Jacksonville Symphony

Jacksonville Symphony Moves Show Online

Did you know that the Jacksonville Symphony is one of the top Symphony and Orchestras in the State? Support their efforts as they move to an online benefit this weekend to help reconnect listeners along with raising funds due to the cancellations of their live Learn more…

Man Singing to Crowd

Jacksonville Main Street Postpones Events

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown and distance recommendations, Jacksonville Main Street has regretfully had to make a lot of changes to the Summer 2020 slate of activities. Sadly, the Downtown Concert Series for 2020 will be canceled. All 2020 sponsorships will be carried over to Learn more…

Soap Co Front Door Business Photo

We Miss Our Local Faces!

We are really missing seeing all of our friends at our local businesses and we know you are missing everyone too! Our friend Cory Garner with ElCrow Photography and Design wants to help capture all of the faces we have been missing! If you are Learn more…

Exterior Photo of Smithsonian

Jacksonville Area Museum to Host Smithsonian Exhibit

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Jacksonville Area Museum will host “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, in 2021. Illinois Humanities selected six host organizations to participate in the Illinois tour of “Voices and Votes,” including: April 17-May 29, 2021: Learn more…

Downtown Businesses

We Want to Promote YOU!

Do you have event information that you would like to share with us that you have canceled or postponed? If you could please share that information with Anna and I as we work on updating our calendars and promotional pieces we would greatly appreciate it! Learn more…

Chef Outside K's Creek

K’s Creek has New Chef & Menu

Check out K’s Creek Golf Club and Wine Bar new chef and new menu!! Kitchen 63 is going to be great! Like K’s Creek Golf Club and Wine Bar Facebook Page to see all their new changes! We think their new menu looks delicious!