(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office is calling on all Veterans in Illinois to share their story with the Illinois Veterans’ History Project, an initiative that honors statewide Veterans by documenting and preserving their experiences, therefore giving future generations a better understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made by Veterans from Illinois. The Project also provides a permanent record of the names and stories of Illinois Veterans and their families. Currently, there are over 6,300 records with over 500 personal history videos archived in Illinois. To participate, Veterans or their family members can obtain an Illinois Patriot Information Form from the Secretary of State’s Office, plus the info and forms are also available at statewide public libraries. For more, go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
(SPRINGFIELD) The 2018 Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” continues to be on display for the rest of this week in the Illinois Capitol. It features the pictures and stories of statewide Veterans as submitted earlier this year from their families and friends. It’s sponsored by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and state lawmakers from throughout the state. The “Wall of Honor” went on display a week ago today and will remain open to the public for the rest of this week through Friday, the 16th, at the Capitol in Springfield.
(SPRINGFIELD) While the 2019 Illinois State Fair is months away, special deals are now on sale as part of the State Fair’s annual holiday promotional campaign. Now through December 31, the Fair’s Mega Passes are on sale at $60 each, giving unlimited rides in the Carnival Midway and Adventure Village during all eleven days and nights. Also on sale are the Bargain Books, which includes eleven admission passes, plus Parking Passes and Discount Double Play Passes are also on sale. Logon at www.illinoisstatefair.info.