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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.