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  • August 21, 2018In honor of Illinois’ 200th anniversary, the Illinois Office of Tourism and local convention and visitors’ bureaus are hosting Bicentennial Birthday Cake Celebrations on Aug. 26, Constitution Day, in seven cities statewide. Chicago-based Illinois Made maker, Eli’s Cheesecake, will provide cheesecake slices for guests at each of the seven parties, revealing a massive custom-designed, […]

  • 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 […]