Somonauk News and Announcements

  • AmericanTown's Heroes: VSSN Advocates for Veterans and Their Families

    The Veteran's Supplemental Support Network (VSSN) is a nonprofit organization that administers a number of programs, including the Food for Heroes program that aims to "prevent hunger and hardship among transitioning service members, veterans and their families." Thanks to r...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Fighting hunger on World Food Day and everyday!

    The Farm Share Story When Farm Share founder, Patricia Robbins, saw fresh food being thrown away, she began asking farmers to donate their fresh food in order to feed Florida families in need. With just a pen and paper, Patricia Robbins saw pounds of food piling in. The fir...

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  • Earth Talk: Plastic Bag Bans

    Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter?  M.C. California made big news recently when it announced the fi...

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  • The Top 10 Pumpkin Picking Patches

    Pumpkins, like many varieties of squash are indigenous to North America and while pumpkin pie was not served at the first Thanksgiving meal in the New World, early recipes suggest a pumpkin stew was a "standing dish" or regular part of the daily meal for early New ...

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  • Top 10 Byways and Highways

    As Americans, we love our cars and taking a drive out into the country or a ride to see fall colors and falling leaves is part of our shared experience. For some, getting behind the wheel is a chance to think, for others, it’s a chance not to think and to lose the troubles...

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  • AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Somonauk organization has never been easier

    If your nonprofit group in Somonauk is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post information to our Community Corner, you get automatic, FREE access to this easy-to-use t...

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  • This Week's Homes Sold in Somonauk

    Below is the list of recently sold homes for Somonauk IL. You can review MLS sale prices, home details and public records (including data from the tax assessor's office information) for all of the houses sold recently in Somonauk. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit regu...

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  • Eat Local! Great Resources in the Somonauk area

    What’s one small change that 1) significantly improves your health 2) helps the environment 3) boosts Illinois’s economy and 4) helps you win the lottery (OK, so we made that last one up)? Buying more food from local sources! Your typical supermarket fare travels an aver...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Lifeguards Honored for their Service

    It was all hands on deck at a recent gathering of lifeguards. Not for an emergency rescue, but to honor their friends and colleagues who watch over us when we're floating, splashing, swimming and riding the waves. The job of a lifeguard is more than just sitting in a chair a...

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  • Earth Talk: Concerns about Parabens in Health, Beauty and Personal Care Products

    Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine recently stopped using skin and beauty products with parabens in them. What are parabens and should we all be avoiding them? -- B.J. First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used a...

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