In case you haven't heard, next month's solar eclipse is going to be a very big deal! The last time we had a total solar eclipse in North America was 1979, maybe you weren't even born, maybe you owned a leisure suit.
Grundy County is just north of the 70-mile-wide band that will experience optimal viewing but you don't have to go very far too see the total eclipse.
Here's a few links to get you started:
NASA's Eclipse Information
NASA's Interactive Map
U.S. Eclipse History
American Optometric Association Safe Viewing Information
Although it's exciting, observers should not look directly at the eclipse without protective eyewear. The Grundy County Health Department has a limited supply of free solar eclipse glasses for Grundy County residents. Stop in and get a pair.