Easter Parade (Promenade)

Many years ago it was a tradition to Parade in one’s Easter finery along the Avenue and meet and greet and see and be seen by one and all.  Several inspired young ladies of fashion in Taylorville are recreating this … Continue reading

Family does Christmas in Central Illinois

The Williams Family, who traveled from all over the US and from Spain and Scotland to spend an early Christmas with each other at our Central Illinois Inn. What fun to have 23 fun folks gathering in our commons areas … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving from Central Illinois

This is just a simple note to wish each and everyone of you who may read this blog a Happy Thanksgiving from Central Illinois and the staff at our Springfield, IL and Decatur, IL area  inn.  We hope you are having … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in Lincolnland/Central Illinois

The weather has finally turned crispy in the Heart of Lincolnland, the leaves have all fallen and the smell of roasting turkey  and pumpkin pies filter through our taste  memories. Yep, it is almost Thanksgiving in Taylorville,IL  and we invite you … Continue reading

Our Springfield & Decatur, IL area inn offers Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates!  Christmas, the time of giving, is rapidly approaching and “what to buy?” is always a challenge. The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is located a few minutes from both Springfield, IL and Decatur, IL with easy access to … Continue reading

Central Illinois needs YOUR HELP!

There is a small town in Central Illinois which has the opportunity for an internationally significant, Clean Coal Gassification Plant and an adjacent power plant. Clean Coal! NO Greenhouse Gasses realeased into the atmosphere! Approved by the Illinois Citizens Utility … Continue reading

Skydiving at TAZ with Mid America Sport Parachute Club

Skydiving is one of the extreme sports practiced here in Taylorville, IL. Mid-America Sport Parachute Club is located at TAZ (the official symbol for Taylorville Municipal Airport) and diving instruction is given if you are a novice, tandem jumps are … Continue reading

Thursday is “Open Mic” at One East Market Restaurant in Central Illinois

Every Thursday night, Antoine DeRocci sponsors “Open Mic” in the Shumway Room at One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Lounge. Taylorville, Illinois has talent and, fortunately for the rest of us, some of the musically talented show up for some … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Myrna, our chief innkeeper, is a survivor of  6 months. Our effort in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to invite you to a stay at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast … Continue reading

Illinois Weekend Getaways: Whirpool Tubs & Fireplaces

Are you looking for a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city for a quiet weekend? Consider our Springfield IL lodging, less than 30 minutes from the capitol building and the Lincoln Presidential Library … Continue reading