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Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer -- look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.

Lynne Peeples

Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside Beloved State Park 'Makes People Question The Whole Deal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

Susan and Merlin Calhoun's rural Illinois land is full of the same bluffs, canyons, waterfalls, bald eagles and barred owls that entice more than 2 mi...

HuffPost Tourist Guide: 24 hours ... in Ottawa, Ill.?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

After 24 hours, we pretty much did everything there is for a family to do in Ottawa, Ill. And that's not a bad thing.