Chicago Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival 1Christmas Inn(Hubbard Inn)Christmas may be over, but the Christmas spirit officially lasts until the end of the first week of January; Christmas Inn is three floors of Christmas decorations, cocktails and kitsch ’60s decor. Pro tip: There’s a “Christmas Apocalypse” on the third floor.Until JanuaryRead More →

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – On New Years Eve, the Fon du Lac Police Department held the East Peoria Illinois (FOLEPI) Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights booth, donating all proceeds to East Peoria Karson Police Officer Klyber. Klyber was struck by a car while attending another crash, guarding against trafficRead More →

Marion’s beloved educator and “matriarch of the arts,” 93-year-old Yolonde Byassee Peterson bowed at 10:18 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was escorted off the earthly stage with her step-niece, Linda Byassee, and dear neighbor, Jenna Fletcher, by her side. She was bornRead More →

TREMONT (Heart of Illinois ABC) – 40 volunteers hoisted around 400 flags Sunday in memory of Alan Sanders. Sanders was a United States Army veteran who also served the Tremont Fire Department for 50 years. The ceremony was led by “The Flagsman’s Mission Continues”, an organization that honors the sacrificesRead More →