Friday May 17
Lincoln Daily News
Many Illinois historic sites extend hours
Six Illinois sites operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have extended their schedules for the convenience of travelers taking advantage of spring and summer weather.
Belleville News Democrat
Ellis Grove fire department to host fundraiser to help rebuild historic building destroyed by fire
The Ellis Grove Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser Sunday to raise money to help rebuild a historic building destroyed by fire.
Mississippi river faces shipping freeze as water levels drop
Navigation has become treacherous as the worst US drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows The Mississippi as seen from Ed Drager's tug boat is a river in retreat: a giant beached barge is stranded where the water dropped, with sand bars springing into view.
Music, dance thrives at Fort Kaskaskia festival
Charlie Hall, of Ellis Grove, dances with his sister Emily Hall Sunday during the Annual Fort Kaskaskia Traditional Music Festival in Ellis Grove.