Get Excited for the 4th of July Weekend in Marshall, Illinois!

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and get some fresh air, hear some great music, and see some exciting fireworks. We’ve been missing our fantastic Marshall City Band, but that wait is over. The first Summer Concert on the Square – summer 2020 The Marshall City band will be performing on Friday, July 3rd, at 8 pm on the Marshall Town Square Bandstand. Typically, the band performs every Friday night in the summer months, June, July, and … Read More

Get Outside in Nature – A Safe Fun Thing to Do

Many Americans are being asked to stay home and practice social distancing. Many of you have kids at home, some little and some teens. Families are sticking together and finding ways to cope with the changes we are experiencing. Schools throughout the entire state of Illinois are closed from March 17 to at least March 30 at this point and in Marshall, all extracurricular events, practices, dances, banquets, gym uses, etc. have been suspended leaving kids and teens with little activity, and … Read More

Marshall Illinois: Staying Positive – Good Things to Note

As many of you know, President Trump has extended the shelter in place regimen to April 30. We all need to take heed to stay at home and practice all of the things the CDC and the scientists are advising.  Only essential businesses will be open, and many people will be working from home and dealing with schools being closed. You can still support your local restaurants by getting take-out and curbside pick-up from most of our area restaurants, so … Read More

Let’s Shop for Antiques, Collectibles, and More in Marshall, Il.

Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, we’re still not getting the warm spring weather that lets us enjoy picnicking in one of Marshall’s great parks or shopping at farmers’ markets, garage sales, and outdoor craft fairs. So, what do we do when we have the itch to find bargains and look for those unusual finds? We go SHOPPING! Antiques and Collectibles abound in Marshall, Illinois: Whippoorwill Antique Mall One of the best places to spend an afternoon sifting through interesting … Read More

Marshall Illinois – Visit Our Rich History

Marshall Illinois in the heart of Marshall County (much of which was originally part of Putnam County) was named for the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall. Chief Justice Marshall served from 1801 to 1835. More than twenty years after he took his place on the highest court in the land, one Thomas Brooks became the first settler in what would become the future Marshall county. The year was 1824 when Brooks built himself cabin at … Read More

Marshall Illinois Organization Supports and Inspires Local Artists

Art is important to Marshall, Illinois. From local art to Wall dog murals and of course our beloved Lion Statues. Marshall shows it’s love of art! One of the places local artists can get the opportunity to exhibit their work and for budding artists to further their education, The Gas Light Art Colony. The Gas Light Colony: The Gas Light Art Colony, a not for profit, volunteer-based, organization, opened on Saturday, October 17, 2009. The works of local artists are … Read More