Firefly Grill to be Featured on "Check, Please!" TV Show


Published on June 17 2014 12:05 pm
Last Updated on June 17 2014 12:05 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham's Firefly Grill will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning series "Check, Please!", a Chicago restaurant review series this Friday.

"Check, Please! Touring Illinois" takes a road trip to Effingham, Galena, Starved Rock, Rockford and Carbondale to visit guests' favorite restaurants and discover fun things to do in their hometowns.

Effingham area native Katherine Wessel will take host Catherine De Orio around Effingham to some of her favorite local spots, ending up at Firefly Grill for a unique dining experience.

Effingham City Tourism Director Jodi Jackson said the episode offers a "great opportunity to highlight our community and invite WTTW-TV in Chicago's audience to visit Effingham. We know that Firefly Grill is a major tourist draw in Effingham and we're thrilled to show the viewers of "Check, Please!" what makes it so exceptional."

This "Touring Illinois" special airs at 8pm Friday on WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago. You can also watch the episode online at Friday after 5pm.

For more information on Illinois' culinary experiences, and to plan your own foodie adventure, visit or For more information on Effingham, contact the Effingham Tourism Office at 217-342-5310 or