February 2017

John Boos & Company

By Jerry McDonald What do Bobby Flay, Kate Middleton (aka The Princess of Wales) and your Food Network obsessed neighbor have in common? Yes, they are all human, but let’s cut it a little finer than that. They all use cutting boards from John Boos & Company, a small manufacturing firm in Effingham, Ill. Today, […]


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John Boos & Company

By Jerry McDonald What do Bobby Flay, Kate Middleton (aka The Princess of Wales) and your Food Network obsessed neighbor have in common? Yes, they are all human, but let’s cut it a little finer than that. They all use cutting boards from John Boos & Company, a small manufacturing firm in Effingham, Ill. Today, […]

Recognize THE BEST in Illinois.

Now is the time to voice your choice. We’re asking readers to pick the top 28 nominees covering food, destination, arts, things to do…and the list goes on. Top honorees of the 2017 Best of Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards will win from three regions in the state of Illinois – Northern, Central and Southern. You […]

Celebrating the sweet smell of success at the Illinois Products Expo

When people think about Illinois agriculture, they picture fields lined with rows of corn and soybeans, and cattle, pigs and chickens. They don’t understand how those raw products are transformed into food and other agriproducts, or appreciate the effort it takes to market them. Illinois leads the nation in food processing, and food processing is […]

Celebrating the sweet smell of success at the Illinois Products Expo

When people think about Illinois agriculture, they picture fields lined with rows of corn and soybeans, and cattle, pigs and chickens. They don’t understand how those raw products are transformed into food and other agriproducts, or appreciate the effort it takes to market them. Illinois leads the nation in food processing, and food processing is […]