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Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Mt. Olive International Mother Jones Festival – May Day Program

Union Miners Cemetery and Mother Jones Monument 700 North Lake Street, Mt. Olive

The Mt. Olive International Mother Jones Festival - May Day Program features Speeches by Tim Drea, AFL-CIO and Steve Earle, UMW District 12. The event begins at Noon on May 1st. Also, there will be a dedication of the Mother Jones’ Children Commemorative Bench The husband and children of Mother Jones died during the 1867…

McLean County Museum of History to dedicate new Looking for Lincoln Funeral Train Marker

Chestnut and Allin Streets in Bloomington W Chestnut St & N Allin St, Bloomington

Commemorating the 157 th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination, The McLean County Museum of History will dedicate a new “Looking for Lincoln” historical marker near the site of the old Bloomington Train Depot of the Chicago & Alton railroad. The special train dubbed “The Lincoln Special” transported the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington D.C.…

Illinois Quarter Horse Association Route 66 Classic

Illinois State Fairgrounds 801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield

The Illinois Quarter Horse Association Route 66 Classic is back at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield from May 5-8. ILQHA has waited a long time to return to the historic horse show facility at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. We are pleased to announce the upcoming AQHA show on May 5-8, 2022. We will offer…

At Home & Americana on the Road

David Schwartz Photography 17010 Madison Ave., Lakewood

David Schwartz Photography will celebrate its grand opening with a visual feast for the eyes. At Home & Americana on the Road includes more than 150 photographs on display starting with Schwartz’s home: sweeping Cleveland cityscapes and romantic landscapes captured in University Circle’s Wade Lagoon. The majority of works on display are a rich collection from Schwartz’s…

Joliet Area Historical Museum – Cinco de Mayo Tacos & Tequila on the Rooftop

Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

Enjoy your evening at the Cinco de Mayo, Live From the Joliet Museum! Event Details: 6 to 10pm DJ and live band Signature Drinks 3 mezcal and 7 tequila options to taste Prices $50 General Public $30 Museum Members With valid ID The Joliet Area Historical Museum occupies the space formerly known as the Ottawa…

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