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Fourth Annual Pretzel City Winefest

The Greater Freeport Partnership will host the fourth annual Pretzel City Winefest Saturday, May 21 from noon to 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 at greaterfreeport.com/events or Pretzel...

 

The Lighter Side

High School is like a free trial education. Then, once you’ve graduated, they say, “Now, if you want to continue, pay $50,000.” At my sister’s high school graduation, one kid threw his cap in the air too early. My dad turned to me and said,...

 

The Lighter Side

Family road trips … when people test the limits of their love for each other. My family’s favorite road trip game is called ‘heated argument’. Being on vacation with my kids is just me yelling at them in a different city. Road trips are measu...

 

Corkless In Galena

Mark your calendars for Corkless in Galena - a wine festival event in Galena, held Saturday, June 25, 2022, from noon until 6:00 in Depot Park. The festival offers wines from Illinois' vineyards,...

 

TLP Announces Season Schedule

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its 61st Season on June 2 with the Regional Premiere of the Jimmy Buffett musical, Escape to Margaritaville. TLP Staff are busily making preparations...

 

TLP Student Auditions

Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, invites area high school students to audition for their Summer Mainstage Season. Auditions will be held from noon until 4:00 on Saturday, May 7 at the playhouse....

 

The One Act Play That Goes Wrong

Freeport High School Director of Theatre, Tim Connors, proudly announces the upcoming performances of The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong May 12, 13, and 14 in the Jeannette Lloyd Theatre, starting at 7...

 

The Lighter Side

Intaxication – Is the Euphoria you get when you find out you’re getting a tax refund. It usually only lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. I truly hope your tax refund is greater than the cost of hiring an accountant. I’m...

 

HCC Spring Concert

Enjoy a night of springtime melodies and music of the classics with the Highland Orchestra and Highland Concert Band at the Spring Instrumental Music Concert on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998...

 

Fair Entertainment Announced

The Stephenson County Fair Association is excited to bring the fair to Freeport on July 26-30, 2022. We have an incredible line up of 10 bands that will be playing in our entertainment tent! Wednesday, July 26th 4:30pm, Pretzel City Strummers LIVE...

 

Making Their Mark

The Lena Historical Society will be open to the public on Sunday, May 1. A program will be presented at 2:00 on their exhibit “Impacting History: Lena Women who made Their Marks”. This exhibit explores the lives of some early Lena women who made...

 

The Lindo Turns 100

The Classic Cinemas Lindo Theatre celebrated 100 years in Freeport with a kickoff event and it’s Century Series on Wednesday, April 20 at 1 pm. Willis & Shirley Johnson gave a brief introduction, history of the theatre, and its significance, as...

 

The Lighter Side

Coffee – the most important meal of the day. Sometimes I wake up and think, “Maybe I won’t have coffee today.” Then I laugh and laugh because it’s good to tell yourself funny jokes in the morning. It’s not procrastinating if you’re...

 

JDCF movie event "2040"

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is hosting a screening of the film "2040" on Friday, May 13, at 7 pm, at the Galena Territory Owners' Club, 2000 Territory Drive, Galena. The event is...

 

TLP Opens Concert Season

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its 61th Concert Season on May 7 at 7:00 with the Rock River Jazz Band. Rock River Jazz Band is a 16-piece Big Band composed of professional musicians...

 

Lighter Side

FACT: Teachers are more excited about Spring Break than students are. May your behavior be the only natural disaster this Spring Break. Dear Mr. Principal, Sending my kids home for a week in the Spring and calling it a “break” is a touch misleadi...

 

Willow Folk Festival's Last Bow

This will be the 55th Willow Folk Festival and it will be the last one as we know it. This is sad news but news that I think you were all expecting some day. The Church took a vote this past Sunday on keeping it going or calling it quits and the...

 

Voices NCAA Challenge Winners

Big Shock – nobody had North Carolina taking on Kansas in the final. Still, we got our winners based on the picks they made, and the prizes will be mailed out by the end of this month. Congratulations go out to: 1. Steve Grindey, Scales Mound 2....

 

Lighter Side

Spring is here! I’m so excited I wet my plants. It’s finally sweater on, then off, then on again season. The first day of Spring has arrived … aaaannnd it’s snowing. Groundhog Day? Seriously? We’re letting a rodent decide if it’s Spring...

 

Lighter Side

I accidentally went grocery shopping on an empty stomach, so now I am the proud owner of aisle six. The key to a good marriage is finding someone you can have fun with at the grocery store. Today’s special offer is 50% off items you don’t really...

 

HCC Summerset To Present Musical 'Working'

Highland Community College’s 47th season of Summerset Theatre will present “Working: A Musical” from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with performances on Aug. 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and at 3 p.m. on...

 

HCC Chamber Singers Spring Concert

The Highland Community College Music Department will present a concert featuring the Highland Chamber Singers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at Grace Episcopal Church, 10 S. Cherry St, Freeport, Ill. The Chamber Singers is an open enrollment ensemble...

 

JDCF Annual Frog Walk

Bring your entire family to JDCF's annual frog walk along the Galena River Trail on Friday, April 15 beginning at 6:00 PM. Our special guest will be amphibian expert Tony Vorwald from Jackson County...

 

Stockton Footloose Loads Of Fun

It had been three years since the Stockton gym could present a theatrical performance, and the fans were obviously hungry for one as the gym was packed to capacity for their production of Footloose...

 

NWILDD March 2022 Winners

The March winners are announced in the Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser). The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022, to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid...

 

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