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John Mulaney and Pete Davidson

John Mulaney & Pete Davidson at Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre

09/15/2023 by  
John Mulaney & Pete Davidson will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Sunday, October 8. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 19 at 10 AM. John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian. Mulaney can be seen in his latest Netflix stand up...READ MORE

Grants Available for Heritage Corridor Members

08/27/2023 by  
Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants - due 10/25/23 IDNR Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Grants - due 8/31/23 Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants The purpose of the Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants is t...READ MORE

IDNR recognizes 2023 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

08/27/2023 by  
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) recognized recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awards, expressing gratitude to individuals and members of outdoor organizations for their volunteer service to IDNR and the people of Illinois. “...READ MORE

Bolingbrook named nation's 48th Best Place to Live for Familes

06/22/2023 by  
Fortune released its 2023 list of the top 50 Best Places to Live for Families, and Heritage Corridor Destinations community Bolingbrook, IL took the 48th spot! As Fortune writes, "Located just 30 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago, Bolingbrook provides a comfortab...READ MORE

Amtrak's Lincoln Service passenger trains reach 110 mph

06/13/2023 by  
  The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced schedule changes for Amtrak’s Lincoln Service trains, following the successful implementation of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail project that enable passenger service to reach 110 mph! Effe...READ MORE

Governor’s Hometown Awards

05/26/2023 by  
Serve Illinois is accepting applications for the Governor’s Hometown Awards (GHTA) program. GHTA gives formal recognition to those who contributed to projects that improved their community’s quality of life. Nominated projects must be sponsored by units of local ...READ MORE

The Official Destination of National Road Trip Day is Pontiac!

05/22/2023 by  
National Road Trip Day 2023 is this Friday, May 26th and the Official Destination is Pontiac, IL! The Friday before Memorial Day is declared National Road Trip Day and serves as the official kickoff of the summer road trip season. Millions of Americans hit the road e...READ MORE

Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Breweries Win Big at 2023 World Beer Cup®!

05/11/2023 by  
Massive congratulations to Noon Whistle Brewing and Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling on their awards at the 2023 World Beer Cup® Awards in Nashville on May 10th! The World Beer Cup® is “the most prestigious beer competition in the world, hel...READ MORE

National Travel and Tourism Week

05/09/2023 by  
   This year marks the 40th anniversary of the National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW)! The annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry spotlights the essential role that travel plays in driving economic growth and innovation. This year&#...READ MORE

Starved Rock Country Welcome Center & Illinois Made Gift Shoppe

05/03/2023 by  
    Featuring gifts from Illinois artisans, makers and attractions. 248 W. Canal Street, North Utica, IL   Open 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every day!   Featuring items from makers in the Illinois Made program:   Fine Field Potte...READ MORE

Heritage Corridor Brings Home $1.6 Million Route 66 Grant

05/02/2023 by  
Heritage Corridor Destinations, in coordination with more than a dozen municipalities, has been awarded a $1.6 million grant under the Route 66 Grant Program administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO...READ MORE

Ale Trail Nights with the Heritage Corridor

04/11/2023 by  
The Heritage Corridor Ale Trail is back and in full effect! It’s time to take an adventure through the Corridor and explore our wonderful breweries with some of the best tasting beer! We are excited to get you set up for the 2023 passport so that you can win ...READ MORE

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