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"Travels with Darley" visits the Heritage Corridor

04/19/2024 by  
In 2016, Darley Newman brought her award-winning PBS program, Travels with Darley, to the Heritage Corridor region for two episodes of Season 2, "Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin" and "Illinois: Ottawa & Beyond." Both episodes are available on Am...READ MORE

Lemont Sunset Soirees 2024

04/19/2024 by  
Sunset Soiree FREE Concert Series Thursdays,  7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Downtown Lemont - Stephen Street Free concert series! Join us in downtown Lemont on Stephen Street.  Bring your blankets & chairs for free open seating.  Seating opens at 6:00 p.m.,...READ MORE

Lockport Restaurant Week 2024

03/06/2024 by  
Indulge your taste buds during the culinary extravaganza of Lockport Restaurant Week (LRW)! Join us for two weeks of gourmet delight as we celebrate the diverse flavors of Lockport's vibrant restaurant scene. Savor the exquisite creations of Lockport's chefs with spe...READ MORE

St. Patrick's Day Events 2024

02/27/2024 by  
St. Patrick's Day is a fantastic time for fun events! From lively parades and street festivals to pub crawls and Irish dance performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're exploring cultural exhibitions, trying your luck at themed games and...READ MORE

La Salle's Millstone Bakery featured on PBS

02/23/2024 by  
Millstone Bakery featured on PBS show "You Gotta See This!": Customers come from Chicago and beyond to a lively bakery that is helping revitalize La Salle. Kent & Erin started Millstone in 2022. They wanted to create a new destination for Downtown La Salle -...READ MORE

Eagle Watch Weekend 2024

01/17/2024 by  
Eagle Watch Weekend January 27 & 28, 2024 Events set to take place at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center have been moved to the GYM at the Utica Village Hall. Events planned for Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center have been moved to Starved Rock Lodge, except...READ MORE

Eagle Watch Event January 13th

01/08/2024 by  
Event information Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fee: Free! Age: All ages. Contact: 815-722-9470 Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center Event details As the rivers freeze ...READ MORE

Bill Murray and The Veecks Take Over Ownership of The Joliet Slammers

01/08/2024 by  
In a surprising move that has both baseball and comedy fans buzzing with excitement, the legendary Bill Murray, alongside Mike Veeck and Night Train Veeck, has stepped up to the plate – not as an actor, but as the new owner of the Joliet Slammers. Murray, known for his...READ MORE

Enjoy Illinois Route 66 float surrounded by people at Floatfest 2024

Enjoy Illinois Route 66 float makes Top 5 Moments of the 2024 Rose Parade

01/05/2024 by  
The Illinois Office of Tourism (Enjoy Illinois) entered a float in the historic Rose Parade for the second straight year in 2024. This year's float highlighted iconic roadside attractions along the 301+ miles of Route 66 in Illinois, including Wilmington's own Gemini...READ MORE

Holiday Activities around Morris, IL

12/15/2023 by  
  Downtown Morris has everything you need for a perfect Christmas outing! 2nd Annual Holiday in the Park December 16, 2023 Save the date for the 2nd Annual Holiday in the Park, hosted by the City of Morris! Enjoy ice skating, visits with Santa, and fare from...READ MORE

CosMc's Now Open!

12/07/2023 by  
McDonald’s Launches CosMc’s McDonald’s is set to launch the first CosMc’s location in Bolingbrook, Illinois, unveiling its new spinoff brand that aims to revolutionize the fast-food experience. The fast-food giant plans to test 10 Co...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Beer Releases: Week of November 10, 2023

11/10/2023 by  
  Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up for the Ale Trail newsletter.   New Releases & Old Favorites Pollyanna Brewing Company Lemont, IL Sure Sure Hazy IPA - 6.4% Brewed with a thiol enhancing yeast str...READ MORE

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Scenes from the Corridor