The Mount Zion Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Taste of Mount Zion will be returning this Saturday, Sept. 11, with a plethora of local businesses and food vendors.
Farm Progress Show wrapped up the three-day event on Thursday to positive reviews after a pandemic-forced break last year
Foggy weather greets visitors during Day One of the Farm Progress Show on Tuesday
Thousands of products and people are ready for the Farm Progress Show in Decatur
“They cashed our checks but didn’t have no Celebration,” said vendor Vinnie Barbee. “So where is all that money?”
One new attraction coming to the state fair this year is the Route 66 Experience, which explores the historic highway that runs from Chicago’s Loop business district to Santa Monica, California.
“It gave us a time to rethink how we can be cooperative and work together and provide opportunities for people who weren’t available to come on Saturdays,” says Deanna Koenigs, of the Richland Farmers Market.
After Illinois endured a massive wave of unemployment fraud during the pandemic, a cybersecurity vendor warned state lawmakers Thursday that fraud fueled by identity theft will become an even bigger problem unless the state hardens its defenses.
Shoppers on the lookout for the perfect find were in their comfort zone on Saturday during the Summer Finders Market.
'Tis the season for summer concerts, county fairs and food festivals. Can you smell the corndogs and funnel cakes yet?
Original date washed out by wind and rain that swept through the area.
The cancellation and subsequent bankruptcy filing of Decatur Celebration has forced area food vendors to "shake up" their strategy.
Extreme Fireworks of Atlanta, Illinois, drew from five warehouses across the country to stock its vendor tents in Mattoon and nine other locations.
From the Herald & Review editorial board: "Decatur Celebration enjoyed an unlikely life span. Street festivals generally top out at 20 years. Decatur Celebration lasted almost twice as long."
Inside the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing organizers submitted this week. Read the documents here.
The announcement came late Tuesday night after the Herald & Review posted an article addressing questions regarding the 34-year-old street festival's future.
The office is empty. No one answers the phone. Vendors can't get their money back. And according to the state, the Decatur Celebration's 501(c)3 nonprofit status is listed as "Not Good Standing."
The annual fireworks show usually costs between $20,000 and $25,000.
ARTHUR — Visitors flocked to Arthur’s Strawberry Jam festival on Saturday for a day filled with food, fun, and local flavor.
Dame Barbara Windsor's famous 'Carry On' bikini is to be auctioned later this month, with the funds going to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.