See Eagles Soar In Clinton County, IL

There is no other state in the country, outside of Alaska, that has more wintering bald eagles than Illinois. An estimated 3,100 call our land home for a brief time, usually beginning in December and remaining until they head back … Continue reading

What’s Brewing At Excel Bottling Company In Breese, IL

Excel Bottling Company has been keeping families in the region happy with its flavorful sodas for more than 80 years. But a great deal of excitement at the company these days is around its growing craft beer business. Excel Brewing … Continue reading

Take A Break At RAIL Coffee Room In Centralia, IL

Not only does RAIL Coffee Room serve up some delicious drinks and food, it serves up a big slice of Centralia history too. Opened in April, 2017, the eclectic coffee house evokes a comfortable, city vibe with its industrial style … Continue reading

Take A Dip For Charity At Carlyle Lake, IL

Brrr… It’s enough to make sensible folks shiver! The annual Polar Plunge is coming to Clinton County, Illinois, February 23, 2019, so get ready to take a dip for a good cause. Presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, … Continue reading

5 Fun Reasons to Visit Clinton County, IL This Winter

The flurry of the holidays is over. Now is the time to kick back and relax in the towns of Clinton County, Illinois. The slower pace of winter is an ideal time to catch a show, enjoy dinner with friends, … Continue reading

Make The Season Merry With Wines From Clinton County, IL

This year, toast the holidays with a glass of locally produced wine. We’re fortunate to have five winemakers based here in Clinton County—all part of the Carlyle Lake Wine Trail—offering a variety of wines, from dry to sweet, to pair … Continue reading