Small town where everything’s big aiming for six new Guinness records

Casey, Illinois - the small town where everything's big - is aiming for six new Guinness World Records
With a population of less than 3,000, Casey would hardly be on anyone's radar if its wasn't for Jim Bolin's vision. Bolin always loved wind chimes, and back in 2009 he and his wife, Diane, figured that building a giant wind chime would be a good way to bring draw attention to his hometown.

Photos: Balloons Over Vermilion 2019

Gallery: Balloons Over Vermilion 2019
Danville's biggest annual event drew thousands to Vermilion County Airport on Friday for the fourth consecutive year, and with good reason. In addition...

Art on Main Fine Arts Festival draws a crowd in Canton

Art on Main Fine Arts Festival draws a crowd in Canton14
Nearly 40 artist booths lined Jones Park on June 1 and 2 in Canton, Illinois, drawing in crowds eager to hear local musicians, taste local wines, and most importantly, see a wide array of art for sale ranging from photography, sculpture, woven stoles and jewelry.

Canton’s Art on Main to welcome artists from across the Midwest

Canton's Art on Main to welcome artists from across the Midwest
Canton's Art on Main is well-known in the Central Illinois arts community. Many local creators already have the first weekend of June marked on their calendars, and it should be on yours too. On June 1 and 2, artwork and one-of-a-kind pieces will be on sale at Art on Main by 37 artists from...

Looking back at Lincoln’s New Salem as it turns 100 years young

Looking back at Lincoln's New Salem as it turns 100 years young
It was the first stop on what was to be my first Central Illinois road trip. I would say I was nine or 10, and I’m not exactly sure why, but I was captivated by New Salem. Yep, that's me Still am. Both my sons have visited over the past...

The busy sales rep’s guide to Central Illinois eats

The busy sales rep's guide to Central Illinois eats
“Eating on the Road" is a fun Central Illinois food and travel segment highlighting the typical food stops of an outside sales rep. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/334527285/

Rural America’s past and potential on display in Atlanta

Rural America’s past and potential on display in Atlanta
The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, made its Illinois debut along old Route 66 at the Atlanta Museum on Feb. 2. The whole of downtown Atlanta itself is like walking into a time capsule. The museum is next door to the Palms Grill, which has been restored to its 1940’s charm and is still serving up classic...