bisbey smBrad Bisbey lives in Moline in the same house where he grew up. He became passionate about art and painting at an early age, and his subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and figures. One of Bisbey’s paintings, “Winter Fields,” was recently selected as a finalist in the 61st annual exhibition of the Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic in New York City. He also exhibits and teaches classes at the Bereskin Gallery in Bucktown Center in Davenport, Iowa. Read on to learn more about Bisbey’s work.

Read more ...

Illinois park of the month: Silver Springs Fish & Wildlife Area

Fall is known for the timeless traditions of haunted houses, pumpkin pie, apple cider and time spent with family members and friends at apple orchards and bonfires. The cooler temperatures and vibrantly colored leaves also make the season great for visiting Illinois’ parks.

Silver Springs Fish & Wildlife Area, one of our state’s most popular parks to visit during fall, is located in Yorkville.

Read more ...

With fall beginning in a week, here are the best scenic byways in IllinoisWhile temperatures are still warm throughout the state, changing leaves are a sign that fall is on its way.

Illinois offers numerous ways to get out and enjoy the fall season, from taking in breathtaking views along the Great River Road to enjoying vineyards and river cruises near Galena.

Read more ...

Happy Birthday, I Like Illinois! (SLIDESHARE)

"As the president of the Senate, I attend functions and events across the state and get the opportunity to meet great people doing outstanding things. Recently I was lamenting how hard it is to keep track of all of this good news and said aloud, 'You know, there ought to be a website.' And the response from my staff was, 'We can do that.' That's how the 'I Like Illinois' website got started." -- Senate President John Cullerton, September 11, 2014

Read more ...

AOTM - Tina WagnerTina Wagner has been touching students’ lives as an art teacher in Illinois since 1977. She has helped elementary, middle and high school students grow as artists. Outside of her teaching responsibilities, Wagner has worked with community artists and organizations to create community murals. Her latest project is the Nunda Township Barn on Bay Road in Crystal Lake. Read on to learn more about Wagner.

Read more ...

facebooktwitteryoutube