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4 days ago
WELCOME ELIZABETH!
She's our new ML, focusing on Lake County. We super appreciate her help and all the efforts she has already made in our region!
7 days ago
Adding Algonquin and Crystal Lake Library events! Read Between the Lynes, too! If you would like to host events for NaNo, just contact an ML and we will make sure you get help creating and running your events as needed, get listed in our Events post, and put on our calendar for all to see!
28 days ago
Just added Cary Area Public Library Events for October Prep and NaNoWriMo!
about 1 month ago
Woops, forgot to post here about July Camp! There is still time to join in and choose your own goals to complete! Contact Elizabeth Zathris for info on July camp activities and cabin!
5 months ago
The Regional page has info on a regional group cabin for April Camp if you are interested! Elizabeth is going to run this one!
9 months ago
TGIO is Sunday at 4pm in Panera back room! RSVP if you can, or just come join us!
9 months ago
Added a thread for LATE VALIDATION, and for our STATs for 2018! Go clicky!
9 months ago
Welcome to December everyone! I hope November helped you realize you could do more than you think with your writing, that you at least made some progress! Come Celebrate at the TGIO Party with us! A casual gather, no pressure to do anything other than much a bit, listen to us talk about here you could go next and some hints at what is coming with NaNo next year!
9 months ago
Don't forget to VALIDATE BEFORE MIDNIGHT!
9 months ago
You can officially Validate your win now! We already have two winners - Tauna and Alex! Congratulations!
9 months ago
This afternoon, Nan and I reserved the backroom at the Crystal Lake Panera
2-4pm

Join us!
9 months ago
Join us tonight for sprints and chat in the discord chatroom at 7:30pm!
9 months ago
We added some extra rooms to our Discord Chat so everyone can find space to use the rooms as they will. There is a Quiet room, where only Woolf Bot works, so there are not the interruptions of Bot info and the Raptors and all the commands and such that are available in the other rooms. If you need help with Discord, let us know!
10 months ago
Please remember to back up your work daily - in multiple places. Maybe even a hard copy. I recently lost about 10,000 words that I had to recreate the hard way. Always a reminder that not even the cloud can be relied on completely! So Save Early, Save Often! :)
10 months ago
And so it begins! GET WRITING PEOPLE! UPDATE YOUR WORDCOUNT!
10 months ago
Just a reminder that all of our virtual write-ins will be held in the Discord Chatroom - NOT chatnano. Please see the thread with the correct link, or find the link in the event information.
10 months ago
Come to the Kick Off Party Today! Feel free to stop by even if you did not RSVP! Info on the calendar and the event listing!
10 months ago
Just a reminder that our KICK OFF event will be on Sunday, October 28th, from Noon to 2pm. Please RSVP on the correct thread below! Pizza Party!!!
11 months ago
9/19/2018 Regional News Blast went out today, and I have copied it into the forum below, as well as in the NaNo McWrimo Facebook group. Check out the news!
12 months ago
Forum Wipe 2018 is Complete. We're gearing up for Nano 2018 folks!
12 months ago
2018 Forum Wipes are scheduled for September 4th. I (Paintminion) have just gone through and saved a few threads we will continue to use, and we're all set to go! 2018 NaNo coming soon! Announcements and what we're working on is listed under 2018 News post in forum!
about 1 year ago
Congratulations to our Regional Cabin for Camp NaNo in July! All 6 Campers reached their goals! WOO HOO! That sure feels good, doesn't it?! On top of that, planning and outreach to libraries and locations continues for NaNo. Nan and I are grateful for those who have stepped in to help make that happen in your local libraries! We add a new library to our regional events, and plan to keep working hard to ensure we have lots of events to help you reach your November goals! Want to get involved? Just let us know!
about 1 year ago
Even now, NaNoWriMo planning is happening! We're contacting local libraries and hangouts, organizing events and making sure we'll all have a great November. And if you are doing Camp NaNo right now, we have a Regional Cabin! Contact Panstygia, aka Nan Sampson Bach, to get into our cabin!
over 1 year ago
NEW Facebook Group now open!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/McWrimoIllinois/?ref=bookmarks
Please go there and request to join! NaNo business will still be here, but also on the new FB group. Additional social media outlets coming soon.
over 1 year ago
At the TGIO it was decided that we will start more social media accounts for our region and work on notifications for all to help increase awareness of events for NaNo. We will post links here when we're ready which will be soon!
over 1 year ago
Another Nano is over, Thank you all for working so hard this month! See you next year! (Suggestions and Questions can be directed at Nan and I on FB or here.)
over 1 year ago
TGIO PARTY: Saturday 3:30 to 6pm Check the post for details! RSVP and let's celebrate what we accomplished this year!
over 1 year ago
Final Battle done in Chatnano as we all validated or finished what we could. Thank you all for a great time! Everyone else, please validate by Midnight!
over 1 year ago
The FINAL BATTLE has begin in ChatNano! Link and info on Chatnano is in the ChatNano info thread pinned to the top of our forum below.
over 1 year ago
ALERT: Last Battle at Sue's House is cancelled. The event will be online only - through midnight! ChatNano Regional Chatroom, sprinting starts at 5pm
over 1 year ago
NOTE: Last Night Final Battle will be online in Chatnano as well, for those who cannot be at the gathering!
over 1 year ago
PLEASE: RSVP on the separate posts for the FINAL BATTLE! event at Sue's, and for the TGIO party!
almost 2 years ago
Check our Calendar, Event List, Introduce yourself. Choose us as your local region to receive our Regional Emails!

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Meet your MLs

paintminion Winner!
  • Joined October 21, 2009
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Huntley, IL
Panstygia Winner!
  • Joined October 2, 2004
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Chicago (Lake in the Hills), IL, USA
ThistleStar Winner!
  • Joined October 31, 2017
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Lake County, IL

About us

We're widespread, but will offer various write-ins and online chats at different times of day and night. We use this Regional Forum for personal help, encouragement, and info! This is what NaNo is all about - Community and Support!
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