Herb and Garden Show

February Events in Illinois

Discover fun events happening in Illinois this February.

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

January Events in Illinois

Discover what’s happening in January across the state.

Glow of the Season in Galena

December Events in Illinois

Check out exciting events across the state happening in December.

kewanee christmas lights

Holiday Lights Brighten Kewanee Park

Thousands and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights adorn the city streets, neighborhoods and Windmont Park in Kewanee for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Bluegrass Festival

November Events in Illinois

See what’s going happening in Illinois throughout the month of November.

Cool Weather Gardening

Cool Weather Gardening Tips

Take a look at helpful gardening tips from the University of Illinois extension for when the weather turns cooler.

Top of the Class Antiques

Top of the Class Antique Show

Go on a treasure hunt for interesting finds and vintage items at the Top of the Class Antique Show at the Illinois State University Bone Student Center.

Choosing a Christmas Tree

How to Choose and Plant a Live Christmas Tree

Want a real tree this holiday? Try your hand at planting your own live Christmas tree.

A Win for Winterization

Discover environmentally-friendly, soy-based products to use for winterization this year.

Modern-Day Farmers Rewrite Children’s Storybooks

Today’s farmers are changing the story.

quincy IL holiday lights

Light Up the Night in Quincy

Welcome the holiday season in Quincy at the dazzling Avenue of Lights event.

Snowshoeing at the Morton Arboretum

Snow Day at Morton Arboretum

Head to Morton Arboretum in Lisle for a day filled with fun winter activities, such as snowshoeing.

Farmers in the Winter

What Do Farmers Do in the Winter?

Ever wonder what farmers do in the winter? Take a look at some of their responsibilities for when the weather turns colder.

Holly Days

Warrenville Holly Days

Don’t miss the festivities at Warrenville Holly Days, featuring Santa’s arrival, a warm bonfire, horse and carriage rides and lots more.

Rudolph in Chicago

Rudolph the Chicago Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start in Illinois’ own city of Chicago in 1939.

Snow Safety Tips

Snow Safety Tips

Project Skipper, a nonprofit organization based in Waterloo, teaches both kids and adults about ice and snow safety during winter months.

Skating in the Sky

Skating in the Sky at Chicago’s John Hancock Observatory

Located on top of Chicago’s John Hancock Observatory, a 900-square-foot rink constructed of state-of-the-art synthetic ice gives visitors the chance to skate in the sky.

Sights for Soar Eyes in Alton

From December to March, bird watchers can find eagle-viewing opportunities in Alton including bald eagle tours and festivals.

Preservation Board Moves Quincy’s Annual Victorian Christmas Event to May

Tour six of Quincy’s historical and architecturally significant private homes decorated for the holidays during the town’s annual Christmas Candlelight

Walking in Fulton’s Winter Wonderland

Enjoy an illuminated walk through the decorated Heritage Canyon, listen to music in the village church, stop by Town Hall for delicious cookies and listen for carolers during the Christmas Walk at Heritage Canyon in Fulton.

Winter Road Safety Tips

Road Rules for Winter Weather

Here are some safety tips to keep in mind if you have to get behind the wheel during icy or snowy weather.


Mulch or Cover Outdoor Plants This Winter

When the temperature drops, don’t forget to take care of your outdoor plants so they will be healthy when spring comes. Here are some tips for protecting your plants in the winter.


Nutritious Baking and Breakfast Recipes to Warm Your Winter

Our recipes for Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies, Oven Baked Apple Walnut Pancakes and Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters are fun to make and nutritious too.


Wonderful Winter Recipes

Winter recipes from casseroles to soups invite home cooks to cozy up with a warm meal.

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup Recipes

Warm Up With These Winter Recipes

Winter-weather recipes made from Illinois produce to warm your soul and stomach.