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  • October 10, 2018(POP-UP SHOP scheduled to open November 15, 2018)COLUMBIA, IL October 9 – The City of Columbia will re-open the newly remodeled one room Shoemaker School House located at 6 Gall Road with frontage along the busy Route 3 corridor as a year round pop-up shop prior to the upcoming Christmas season.  Vendors, entrepreneurs, […]

  • October 10, 2018Believe it or not, the 2018 season of the Litchfield Pickers Market wraps up this Sunday, October 14 from 9 AM – 3 PM in downtown Litchfield, IL (400 North State Street). This market will end in a full fall celebration! In addition to the blocks of vintage items, antiques, collectibles, and upcycled […]

  • September 25, 2018Louisville, KY – September 23, 2018 – Crappie anglers from several states traveled to Carlyle Lake, IL to participate in a Crappie USA (CUSA) tournament. Local and traveling anglers fished for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2018 CUSA Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $125,000 in cash […]

  • September 4, 2018The City of Litchfield will be partnering with Racemaker productions for the ninth annual Litchfield TriathLou. The race will be taking place Sunday, September 9th starting at Lake Lou Yaeger’s Marina 1. During this event, the City of Litchfield will welcome runners from across the country competing in Sprint, Olympic, and half distance […]

  • August 31, 2018The Litchfield Tourism Office has launched a new website to offer a more comprehensive and interactive experience for visitors. This new website has a business listing to aid travelers in finding area attractions, restaurants, and lodging, an interactive event calendar, detailed information on Route 66 and Lake Lou Yaeger, trip ideas, the ability […]

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  • Belleville News Democrat

    The largest tourism bureau in Illinois will have a new president and CEO July 1. Dan Krankeola will take over the top job at ILLINOISouth Tourism in place of Jo Kathmann, who is retiring.

  • Belleville News Democrat

    Southern Illinois is teeming with hidden gems like Aviston’s Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center. Nestled in the quiet wooded charm of the “Silent Forest,” the winery is off the beaten path, offering a peaceful respite for those city dwellers.

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