2019 theater season includes Million Dollar Quartet and White Christmas

Artistic Director Fortunato announces “exciting season” of five fun shows information provided by Theatre at the Center MUNSTER, Ind. (July 16, 2018) – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas—The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Pajama Game are among the 2019 Season favorites announced by Linda Fortunato, artistic director at Theatre at the Center, the only professional … Read more

Building blocks

block party

One neighborhood’s experience using a block party to build community by Adam Barker LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2018) – Early this year, my wife Alli and I began thinking about a block party—what a great way to build relationships with neighbors we’ve lived next to for years but have never met! Having never organized a … Read more

IDNR reminds display sponsors to check credentials of fireworks vendors

Fireworks safety reminder: Leave displays to those who are licensed and trained information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 1, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding individuals and organizations sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses … Read more

New poster series on Illinois mining available from IDNR

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 28, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is now offering a wider selection of educational posters that highlight the minerals and rocks that are mined in Illinois—providing a glimpse at the vast array of underground resources available in the state, … Read more

Bicentennial Exhibition at the Illinois State Museum set to open on June 29

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 26, 2018) – The Illinois State Museum will present a major new exhibition in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday which will feature rare and rarely-seen artifacts from the Museum’s 13.5-million-object Illinois Legacy Collection to highlight the dynamic story of Illinois. The “Bicentennial and … Read more