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National Recognition for Illinois History

Twenty-five places were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Efforts by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2017 with 25 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places. The places recognized are scattered across the state and include two archaeological sites along the Cherokee Trail of Tears, a Chicago movie palace, and the place where Lincoln and Douglas met to schedule their senatorial debates. Places are added to the register by the National Park Service based on recommendations from...

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Mt. Carroll Sesquicentennial and Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks

Mount Carroll, Illinois – The Mount Carroll Fire Department would like to announce that this year’s Independence Day Celebration will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017. To help honor Mount Carroll’s Sesquicentennial Year, the fire department is planning to ramp up its fireworks display, including electronic ignition equipment, which will improve crew and crowd safety. The day will also feature a food stand at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with pork chops, entertainment, and more. The parade will follow at 6 p.m. The fire department would like to formally invite everyone to be a part of its special parade, this year, honoring Mount Carroll’s 150 years. They are asking for your participation in the parade, lining up between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Perhaps enter a decorative float, or provide music, or another form of entertainment. Come one, come all! Please join Mount Carroll as it celebrates our nation’s independence, and 150 years since Mount Carroll became incorporated. Mark your calendar, and make plans to attend this fun celebration, on July 1, 2017. Please contact Michelle Fossett, 815-275-0159, at mfossett98@yahoo.com, or visit Mount Carroll Fire Department’s Facebook page. Thank you in advance! Enjoy the...

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New IDOT Mowing Approach to Help Protect Monarch Butterfly, Pollinator Populations in Illinois

~ Encouraging plant growth to aid at-risk species, including official state insect ~ SPRINGFIELD – To help revive the shrinking populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, the Illinois Department of Transportation is adjusting its mowing routine along state highways this spring and summer. The approach, part of IDOT’s overall effort to encourage green and sustainable practices in all its programs and projects, will help to re-establish types of plants that are food sources for bees, butterflies and other insects that are native to Illinois. “As one of the largest land owners in the state, IDOT appreciates its...

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Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 23
Mon 30

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 30

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 30 @ 7:00 pm

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