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Shopping Locally Benefits Your Community – Big Time!

When was the last time you shopped locally? Have you ever stopped to think about how shopping locally can benefit your community? Spending money locally whenever there is a choice helps the overall economy in many ways. There is a statewide sales tax of 6.25%, and in Livingston County, there …

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Farm-to-Fork Dinner

If you’ve passed through Chatsworth recently, you might’ve noticed that one of the buildings down Main Street is getting a facelift. This is the brand new Central Illinois Connection Center! Located at 404 E. Locust St, the center is working all over Central Illinois to improve community and economic growth …

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It’s Mania Weekend!

This upcoming weekend is another exciting one in Fairbury: Even with the Sprint Mania race canceled, Fairbury is bursting with activities for this Mania Weekend! From cars to crafts, everyone in the family can find something fun to do around town. The excitement starts with the Specialty Shops of Fairbury’s …

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Big Weekend in Fairbury

This week is a big one in the Fairbury-Forrest area! From sales to a festival, there’s bound to be something that will catch your eye and whisk you off on a weekend adventure. From September 27th to the 29th, Fairbury will be holding it’s All Town Garage Sale sponsored by …

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Bargains & Fun! Mark Your Calendars!

Come to Fairbury’s Junk in the Trunk event for great deals and loads of fun! Bring the whole family to Dave’s parking lot on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-2pm and shop for treasures and bargains. Sponsored by the Fairbury Rotary Club, this open-air flea market features TRUNKS of interesting items! …

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Fall is in the Air!

Despite the warmer weather as of late, fall is just around the corner and the Specialty Shops of Fairbury are ringing in the new season with their Annual Fall Open Houses! On September 14th and 15th, visit stores across the Fairbury area for great deals and new autumn merchandise. As …

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Changing for the Better

A lot of new and exciting events have been taking place around Fairbury, and we have the Fairbury Improvement Group (FIG) to thank for many of them. FIG is made up of people from all areas of Fairbury with a common mission: to make Fairbury a better place. During the …

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It is a Small World! We are all Connected!

It often seems that where ever we go, we find people who have a connection to Fairbury. Here is a real life, true story shared by Joan (Goold) Smeltzer of Fairbury. Joan was born and raised in Fairbury on a farm north of town. She is very active in our …

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This Weekend! Route 24 Communities Working Together

Once again, Fairbury will be joining several other communities along Route 24 in hosting a neat event, “Junk in the Trunk.” Everyone is invited to come to sell or buy! It’s like a flea market from you trunk. The idea is to pull up in your car/vehicle with a trunk …

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Summer Festivities Draw Folks to Town

One of the critical things to keep a community alive is to continuously bring folks to town to shop, dine, visit, and play, and of course, ultimately to live! In small communities like ours, one way to accomplish this is to have regular events that are interesting and draw folks …

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