It's been almost two years now since Illinoisans and the rest of the country looked at Memorial Day Weekend as an opportunity to take a long weekend trip, but with COVID-19 numbers going the right way for the most part, plans to hit the road are being made.
I just finished chatting with my friend Jennifer Bowman of the Rock River Valley Blood Center. Jen pointed out to me (so I'll share with you) that as Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season, it's also the beginning of a time period that has the largest need of blood donations.
High gas prices, combined with effects of the Great Recession, have tamped down holiday travel to a certain degree over the last few years. However, according to a new report from the American Automobile Association (AAA), more Americans (including more of us from Illinois) are ready to do some travelling this Memorial Day Weekend.