Charting the Kaskaskia River Through Clinton County, IL

As it works its way from west of Champagne, Illinois to the Mississippi River, the Kaskaskia River flows through the farmlands of Clinton County, defining our southern border, and providing both an important natural resource and a prime area for … Continue reading

Foundation Park: A Centerpiece of Centralia, IL

Thanks to the foresight and good will of former businessman Verne E. Joy—and legions of citizens—Centralia, Illinois, has a scenic park that is truly a local treasure. In 1943, Mr. Joy established the Centralia Foundation Trust with an initial donation … Continue reading

Getting To Know Our Town: St. Rose, Illinois

St. Rose, Illinois, holds the honor of Clinton County’s newest incorporated community, voting to join together in November, 2016. This village, which is just five miles northwest of Breese, may be small but it definitely makes its presence known. Early … Continue reading