• Summer Preview 2015

    Ashton Sesquicentennial Celebration
    Join Ashton as they celebrate 150 years! Taking place from June 11-14th.  For more information visit: ashtonil.com
    Fulton’s 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival
    Fulton’s 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival will take place on Saturday, June 20th from 1-6pm. Join Fulton for some Bluegrass music.
    Annual Swedish Days
     The Annual Swedish Days is an event that takes place in Geneva every summer. With a ton of family friendly activities it is fun for everyone! For more information visit: http://genevachamber.com/#sthash.Hxx07x0k.dpuf
    PreOsh Wingfest 
    At Rochelle Municipal Airport there will be live music, food, and airplanes on display.  For more information visit: http://www.cityofrochelle.net

  • Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

    Take the kids out to a free outdoor movie this summer. 
    Geneva is showing Wizards of Oz on June 11th from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. 
    http://members.genevachamber.com/events/details/movies-in-the-park-wizard-of-oz-16487
     
    Watch Big Hero Six on June 20th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm in Yorkville. Food and activities are from 6:30pm to 8pm, the movie starts at 9pm on a 30 foot screen.
     
    http://www.enjoyaurora.com/visitors-events.cfm?destid=4196
     
    Memorial Park in Sterling have free movie nights every other Tuesday. Movies begin at Dusk (about 8:30pm)
    .June 9th- The Lego Movie
    June 23rd- Maleficent
    July 7th- The Polar Express
    July 21st- Planes Fire and Rescue
    August 4th Big Hero ...

  • Farmer's Markets

    Support local farmers at Farmer’s Markets along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.

    Mokena’s Open-Air Market
    A mix of traditional farmer’s market vendors with fine artisan foods and crafts.  Every Saturday through October 17th (except for July 4th and July 18th) from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  For more information visit contact Samantha Cooper at (708)479-3900 or check out Mokena.org.
    Genoa Farmer’s Market
    Market dates: 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, and 9/26 from 9am to 2pm.  Located on the corner of Rt 72 and South Genoa Street.
    Sycamore Farmer’s Market
    Every Tuesday from June 1st to September 30th from 3pm to 7pm on the corner ...

  • Franklin Creek Grist Mill


    Check out the Franklin Creek Grist Mill in Franklin Grove.  This is the only Grist Mill that is still powered exclusively by water in Illinois.   The mill is open 
    for tours from 12pm to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11th through October.  Tour guides will t
    eacher you about the history of the original mill and the creation/working of the reconstructed mill.  The last Saturday of the month you can see corn being ground. 
    While here visit the 198-acre nature preserve, the Franklin Creek State Natural Area.
    For more information visit: franklincreekgristmill.com

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.