Who is from Illinois?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by decamper, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. decamper

    decamper Well-Known Member

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    I live 1 hr south of Springfield, IL and an hour northeast of St. Louis, MO.
     
  2. littlebitfarm

    littlebitfarm Scotties rule! Supporter

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    I am! An hour south of Champaign.

    Kathie
     

  3. labrat

    labrat Well-Known Member

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    I'm not from the state, but I did live there for 9 years. 6+ in Springfield, 1+ in Bloomington/Normal, and 1 in Decatur. Business took me there from Louisville, Kentucky and business took be back to Lexington, Kentucky. Can't say I miss the place; too flat, no hills or valleys.
     
  4. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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    You needed to come more northward! Plenty of hills up here.

    I'm between Rock Falls & Tampico (birthplace of Ronald Reagon)

    Dawndra is in IL also, a couple hours south of me.
     
  5. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm east of Muller's farm -- about 25 minutes north, a little west of Chicago; about 1 1/2 hours south of Milwaukee, WI.

    Pony!
     
  6. freegal

    freegal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm still here, NW of the Hub City. I need the space around me, sky - corn and soybean fields - after too many years in the Chicago suburbs. We are in our 9th year out here and still love it!
     
  7. FolioMark

    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    I live in Champaign but will retire to 12 acres down in Laclede County Missouri in about 2 years.
     
  8. Jesus Saves

    Jesus Saves Well-Known Member

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    I live near Decatur. A small area called Oakley.

    OK, PLEASE someone help me out. I have been trying to research what I need to do to sell baked goods from home. I just want to do it in winter to supplement my hubbys lay off. I am getting no response from IDPH or macon county health dept. where do I get a food license? I am trying to rent a kitchen to use too. Sheesh. Stephanie
     
  9. Itu

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    I am 35 miles north of Peoria.
     
  10. Itu

    Itu Member

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    The health dept. offers classes for the food service and sanitation license. Just keep calling until you get a response.
     
  11. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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    the Hub City??? Rochelle???

    (I was there Friday night)
     
  12. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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    No problems. Most baked goods can be sold without certification or special licenses in IL. This includes breads, cookies, & most pies. You canNOT sell custard-type pies, but fruit pies are fine.

    These are state regs.
     
  13. Itu

    Itu Member

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    Now several years ago, I was making and selling a lot of jelly. I would sell it out of my home which was not a problem. I checked with the health dept. about selling it at my mother's store. They said that I could do so as long as it was only available occasionally....not a regularly carried item. So I would occasionally take some there to sell, but most of my sales were done from home or on one of the many scenic drives in this area. I also asked about selling on the scenic drives and they said that is was a "short-lived, special occasion" there was no problem.
     
  14. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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    Enforcement is up to the county.

    My county (Whiteside) would jump all over that and haul me to court. We had to tell them that raw milk sales on the farm was legal in IL.

    State regs about canned items are they must be processed in certified kitchens.
     
  15. 1/4acre

    1/4acre Well-Known Member

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    ..55 mi. N/NW of Chicago, almost on the Wi. state line. :baby04:
     
  16. rainesridgefarm

    rainesridgefarm Well-Known Member

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    I am between rockford and freeport on IL/WI border. about 1/2 mile south of the border.
     
  17. Rcrewofmany

    Rcrewofmany Well-Known Member

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    We are about 2 hrs south of Champaign, about 30 miles south of Effingham.
     
  19. michelleIL

    michelleIL tryna be His

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    I'm from Quincy, IL.

    I know it's on that map somewhere! I am 30 minutes northeast of Hannibal Missouri.
    Michelle
     
  20. ChickenHound

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    LaSalle County, IL - within 1/2 hour of I-39 and I-80.