Welcome to Stephenson County Spotlight. My name is Larita (Rita) Hawkins. My aim with this blog is to feature upbeat stories about the people, places and events in and around Stephenson County, IL where I’ve resided nearly all my life.
In addition to writing, I love taking nature photographs. You can expect to see photos of local sights here also — possibly of places you never knew were here!
I think there’s always something to do here depending on what you’re into. I plan on doing some road trips now that it’s gotten warmer outside. I’ll probably venture to leisure and shopping spots in neighboring cities and states also. Hopefully, you’ll learn about places and events that are new to you also.
If you have always lived in this area, are new to it, or moved away and want to see what’s new, make sure you come back to see what’s going on here. Let the posts begin!