Illinois State Museum debuts store with state-themed items

SPRINGFIELD — A new store at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield will feature products made in the state, along with state-themed souvenirs, specialty foods and toys. It’ll be called the Shop and it opens to the public on Saturday. The store is located in the first floor of the Illinois State Museum, which owns […]

Here’s why Dickson Mounds is temporarily closing some of its archaeological exhibits

The Illinois State Museum is temporarily shutting down some of the exhibits at Dickson Mounds in Lewistown. The museum is reviewing and removing some artifacts as part of a consultation process with the tribes whose ancestors are buried there. Illinois State Museum Director Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko said the museum system has struggled to comply with the […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 17, 2020

Illinois Imposes New Metro East COVID-19 Rules After Spike CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced fresh restrictions Sunday for southwestern Illinois after a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The rules, effective Tuesday, include limiting meetings and social events to the lesser of 25 people or 25% of overall room capacity and closing bars and casinos […]

News Around Illinois – July 27, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Replaces Officials Who Oversaw COVID-19 Response In Nursing Homes Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration is replacing two top Illinois Department of Public Health officials in charge of the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 through nursing homes. Nursing home residents account for more than half of deaths in Illinois tied to […]