Bagelfest returned to Mattoon with much fanfare in 2021 after last year's festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of Resurrection: A Journey Tribute Band talk about what it's like to return to the stage after 2020 performances were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carl and Rachel Lender talk about their Bagelfest visit plans.
Elvis' Place co-owner Jason York from West Frankfort talks about his food booth reopening at Mattoon Bagelfest in Peterson Park following heavy rainfall Thursday afternoon.
McQuarter's Pub kitchen manager Ron Maggi prepares a California turkey bagel sandwich with steak fries on Monday at this restaurant at the Cross County Mall in Mattoon as a Bagelfest week special.
Preteen Miss Bagelfest contestants dance to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" during the pageants on Saturday at The Fields Church in Mattoon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally appeared in the Bagel Gazette in 2014.
MATTOON -- Rachel Holder and Jason Pritchett, music artists, will bring their country flair to Bagelfest this year as one of several acts for the week.
MATTOON -- Country artist Chase Bryant will be finishing out the list of main stage music performances at Bagelfest.
Frances and Jerome Maddox talk about memory of Sgt. Anthony Maddox
The Memorial Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lake Mattoon beach and pavilion.
Scenes from the inner workings of Kwik Trip's kitchen, dairy, and sweets bakery in La Crosse.
What happened this month is a reminder that the safeguards in place to make sure people don't freeze to death because they have not paid their heating bills often do not exist to prevent people from overheating in their homes.
IndyCar's latest push to go green includes T-shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. The shirts are the centerpiece of “The Penske Initiative,” which hopes to hold carbon-neutral races by 2050. What may have been considered a laughable endeavor just a few years ago now seems like a reasonable goal despite IndyCar's waste. That includes truckloads of fuel and tires as well as countless pollutants like emissions, chemicals and petroleum products. IndyCar has plans for renewable fuel and renewable tires and already is using electric trucks.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off what is expected to be a busy summer travel season, but high gas prices, inflation and airfare could throw up roadblocks.
You can thank Pleasantdale Middle School fifth graders for making sure Illinois had an official state rock. And you can also thank them for making sure coal was not chosen for said state rock.
Pastor John Lowe II got a standing ovation initially after saying he had sinned and committed “adultery.” Then a woman walked up to the microphone and said she was 16 at the time. A prosecutor is investigating.
A Shelbyville man has been charged in connection with a high-speed chase and putting the lives of pursuing deputies at danger because of his reckless driving.
SHELBYVILLE — Bond for a Herrick man accused of strangling and striking a person has been set at $500,000.
Bond was set at $50,000 Thursday for a former Mattoon Middle School substitute teacher who police say engaged in an online conversation about sex acts with a student.
After nearly 10 months of delay, a judge Friday ended the court order preventing Illinois from issuing 185 new recreational cannabis store licenses — though further litigation may jeopardize those licenses again.
Here's what you might have missed this week in Illinois government news.
Here are some answers to questions about the long-term challenges for the energy market in downstate Illinois, as well as the immediate pain posed by rate increases:
Chicago’s gun laws are among the most restrictive in the United States, although some have loosened as they’ve been overturned in the past decade.