The largest wine festival in Illinois was held this weekend in Utica. More than two dozen wineries from across the state celebrated wine, and live music at the festival. The festival highlighted the passion and dedication these small businesses have to growing, mashing and aging the perfect bottle of wine.

The Breakfast at the Airport event in Peru was a huge success on Sunday Sep. 19, 2021. The event was well attended. Besides the breakfast, airplane and helicopter rides were available in including a $1,000 cash prize and a GoPro camera.

Kewanee defeated Bureau Valley 49-21 and improves to 4-0 on the season on Friday Sep. 17, 2021.

Work is ongoing at the outdoor seasonal bar area across from Lodi Tap House downtown Utica. Back in April, the Utica Village Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for Lodi Tap House to build an outdoor bar on a parking lot on the southwest corner of Canal and Mill Streets.