Wrestling with a rare and aggressive terminal illness, this Milford resident continues to “Pay It Forward”, living out an example of selflessness and positivity that touches everyone around him. Facing the loss of freedom and mobility, Austin’s friends and family rally to encourage him to continue to enjoy his motorcycle and artistic endeavors. Phil Gioja […]
Comfort Dog Mahlah lives in the small town of Milford, Illinois, but the comfort she gives freely is being felt across the United States. Follow this hardworking golden retriever Mahlah as she visits schools, nursing homes, the sheriff’s department, and even on major national deployments, and experience the healing that comes when she simply loves […]
Five major flood events in 10 years have been devastating to many residents in Iroquois County. After the grants, insurance, and aid programs come and go, a volunteer organization, the Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee, continues working to help these residents continue to recover. The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is the central point […]
St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Buckley IL has faithfully stood the test of time and changing demographics in this small rural town to continue reaching out and building up the next generation. Video produced by Phil Gioja of Center Street Productions with help from Mike Lykins and Abbe Insurance Agency.
Illinois and Iroquois County road construction season is coming quickly. This talented team views paving as an art form while building critical infrastructure in Illinois. If you’re inspired and willing to work hard, Iroquois Paving Corporation could be a good fit for you.
In the midst of hard times, God often sends reminders of His goodness. Laurie Pampel’s clothing closet is one of those reminders for many in Iroquois County. She shares how Angel’s Closet grew from a set of shelves in her basement to helping meet critical needs across Iroquois County and beyond.
Classic broncos meet cutting edge web services — after meeting Erik and Jamie at the Accelerate Conference in Kankakee, I knew I had to tell this story. These two businesses have solid roots in Iroquois County, and their commitment to small-town values is what makes them strong today. Find out more about these companies at […]
We’re not immune to the opioid epidemic, but there are resources available if you need help in Iroquois County. Featuring interviews with Watseka Police Department, Iroquois Mental Health Center, Iroquois County Public Health, and Celebrate Recovery Watseka as well as Tim Ryan from A Man in Recovery Foundation.
Larry Abbe of Buckley, IL braves the summer sun and corn dust on his Oliver tractor and two-row cornpicker at the 2017 Half Century of Progress show on retired Chanute Airforce Base in Rantoul. Video by Center Street Productions, sponsored by Abbe Insurance Agency.
Iroquois County is rural, agricultural — and a surprisingly good place to do business. With excellent logistical access to major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Indianapolis, Iroquois County has the utilities, services, workforce, and technology you need to succeed in many types of business while enjoying a higher quality of life, lower cost of […]
The City of Watseka is a welcoming, progressive community located in the heart of rural Iroquois County. Watseka is 90 miles south of Chicago, 35 minutes south of the Bradley-Bourbonnais-Kankakee community, and a little over 60 minutes away from the cities of Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, and Lafayette, IN. Whether you are looking to build a business, […]
Stories can help connect us and remind us of the values that are important to us. Stories can help build our community. I hope these video stories from Iroquois County do exactly that.