Welcome to December in Illinois!
I have been working hard on content for the January issue, trying to learn all the ins and outs of paypal business accounts, this website, formatting the January issue to fit the printer's needs, and all the normal day to day things that go along with being a wife, homeschooling mom, caregiver for my mother and special needs brother, and homesteader.
I just got a subscription page put up on the website here yesterday, so if you want to be sure to never miss an issue of the OCG-IL, you can now subscribe and start getting paper issues delivered right to your door starting with the January 2021 issue. You can pay through paypal, or contact us through our Contact Us link in the upper right hand column on this page for instructions on paying with a check.
We are also offering Gift Subscriptions! Give the gift of the OCG-IL to people on your Christmas list this year. We will send them a personalized card with their first issue and they will get a paper copy of each issue mailed to their home. You can choose a 1 yr or 2 yr subscription. Check out our Gift Subscription page for more details.
We are still looking for advertisers who would like to share about their small business or services. Do you know musicians looking for places to play? Do you have a business in the renewable energy field? Do you drill water wells, own a feed store, have a nursery, landscaping business, butcher shop, or run a bait shop?
We have authors, artists, blacksmiths, musicians, bed and breakfast owners, and numerous other entrepreneurs and business owners in Illinois. Our goal is to help readers connect with businesses and services that can help our readers become more self-sufficient, independent, and successful at reaching their goals, whatever that looks like to them. We are printing 6,000 copies of the January issue, and I have room for several more ad spots. We would love to get the word out about your business, or connect with a business you love!