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  • August 9, 2018The Germantown Bierfest will be on Saturday, August 18th, beginning at 4 pm and going on through 1 am. The afternoon and evening will include food, rides, music, games and of course bier, all at Schoendienst Park in Germantown. First – What is Bierfest? The third weekend in August has traditionally been Spassfest […]

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  • August 9, 2018The 2018 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Verizon IndyCar Series Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois will kick off on Thursday, August 23 with a free fanfest at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ballpark Village is located at 601 Clark Avenue in St. Louis, across […]

  • August 6, 2018On May 23, 1845, Elizabeth (Betsey) Reed became the first woman to be hanged in Illinois.  This occurred in Lawrenceville, in the County of Lawrence.  She is the only woman ever hanged in Lawrence County.  She was found guilty of the murder of her husband, Leonard, allegedly by arsenic poisoning.This event will be […]

  • July 31, 2018It has never been more fun to “Get Your Kicks, on Route 66”, than in Carlinville, for the upcoming Route 66 Conference.  The Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor is proud to present the 4th Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference that will be held in Carlinville, Illinois, on Thursday-Sunday, October 25-28, […]

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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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