Hey, my name’s Jason Gardner. I am a third-generation resident of a small town in the great state of Illinois. I am starting to see the town fall apart around me and it is time to fight back. I want to rally my neighbors to work toward preserving this great town that our grandparents and great-grandparents built for us. I want to bring back the pride in our community that I saw every day as a kid. I have started this blog to document the research I’m doing on how to become listed as a historic place, and ideas on how to get my fellow residents on board. If we can restore this town to its former glory, I am confident that we can withstand anything the future may hold.