Check out exciting events across the state happening in December.
See what’s going happening in Illinois throughout the month of November.
Take a look at helpful gardening tips from the University of Illinois extension for when the weather turns cooler.
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.
Want a real tree this holiday? Try your hand at planting your own live Christmas tree.
Discover environmentally-friendly, soy-based products to use for winterization this year.
Today’s farmers are changing the story.
Welcome the holiday season in Quincy at the dazzling Avenue of Lights event.
Head to Morton Arboretum in Lisle for a day filled with fun winter activities, such as snowshoeing.
Ever wonder what farmers do in the winter? Take a look at some of their responsibilities for when the weather turns colder.
Don’t miss the festivities at Warrenville Holly Days, featuring Santa’s arrival, a warm bonfire, horse and carriage rides and lots more.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start in Illinois’ own city of Chicago in 1939.
Project Skipper, a nonprofit organization based in Waterloo, teaches both kids and adults about ice and snow safety during winter months.
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.
From December to March, bird watchers can find eagle-viewing opportunities in Alton including bald eagle tours and festivals.
Tour six of Quincy’s historical and architecturally significant private homes decorated for the holidays during the town’s annual Christmas Candlelight
Thousands and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights adorn the city streets, neighborhoods and Windmont Park in Kewanee for locals and visitors to enjoy.
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.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind if you have to get behind the wheel during icy or snowy weather.
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.
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.
Winter recipes from casseroles to soups invite home cooks to cozy up with a warm meal.
Winter-weather recipes made from Illinois produce to warm your soul and stomach.