MOONSTOCK ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP!Carterville, IL: Ozzy Osbourne will be the featured artist during Moonstock, a four day music festival, at Walker's Bluff in Carterville, IL. On August 21, 2017, a small portion of the United States will witness a type of total solar eclipse that...

Alto Pass, Ill. – January 20, 2017 - Bald Knob Cross of Peace announces that tickets are on sale for viewing the total solar eclipse that will take a path through the United States on August 21. The point of greatest duration, the location where...

Tanglefoot Ranch is well-known for freshwater prawns, being the first Illinois prawns farm. The idea for farming freshwater prawns sprung up as a means to keep Illinois farmers on their struggling family farms. Tanglefoot Ranch owner Grover web explained “I want to come up with...

The beginning of January brings about the official start of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Program.  Enjoy the excitement of visiting your favorite wineries, savoring their wines and SAVING BIG with great discounts on wine, merchandise, food and more.Winter is a great time...

Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat indoors or want to embrace the outdoors as a snow covered wonderland, there are plenty of lodging options in our association that offer the perfect[caption id="attachment_2843" align="alignright" width="300"] Cozy up to a fireplace at Goddard's Cabin.[/caption]getaway. Whether...

Southern Illinois distillery gains attention in national craft competitionCARBONDALE, Ill. – A blend of unique Southern Illinois ingredients has helped Grand River Spirits earn two medals in the American Distilling Institute’s 2015 Annual Craft Spirits Competition in Louisville, Ky., last week.  From among nearly 500 entries, Grand...

On Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 10:00am, Harrisburg, IL. Southeastern Illinois College Gymnasium the U.S. Mint and the Shawnee National Forest will launch the 31st America the Beautiful coin - the Illinois quarter featuring Camel Rock formation at the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. ...

When French Voyageurs first came upon the umber waters of the Cache more than 200 years ago, they named the river with the French word for “hidden” – and, indeed, the Cache River is still a hidden treasure today. One could easily spend a lifetime exploring...

On March 15, 2016, the Shawnee National Forest will temporarily close LaRue Road #345 (also known as the Snake Road) between mile post 3.0 and mile post 5.8. This section of the road will remain closed until May 15, 2016. The road is closed seasonally...

It’s the first total solar eclipse over the United States’ mainland since 1979 and the eclipse will reach its point of greatest duration — about two minutes and 40 seconds — near Giant City State Park and Makanda, IL. For people who want to be right...

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