Mara heads south to Fox Ridge State Park for a trail with many stairs, trash cans, and gorgeous old trees.
Mara heads back to Vermillion County for her longest trail yet at the Forest Glen Preserve.
Mara travails the many hills and tiny bridges along the North Fork Trail in Clinton Lake State Recreation Area.
Mara revisits an old favorite in Kennekuk Cove County Park.
Mara kicks off her new "Walkin' in the Woods" series with a review of the KRR Short Loop trail at Kickapoo State Park.
Uptown Normal is a nice little shopping district just 50 miles to the west.
Julie shares her thoughts on last ditch summer fun efforts.
If you can't beat the heat, at least call it a draw at Aikman Wildlife Adventure in Arcola, IL.
Whether you're into scenic views with gurgling waterfalls or watching sweaty men throw each other around a ring, Homer has a lot to offer vistors beyond Soda Fests and Krazee Days.
Escape the college town life, full of chain stores and traffic lights, to enjoy the slow pace of a small town while eating well and supporting small businesses.
If you are the sort that likes to galavant about town to celebrate New Year's, here is a (somewhat) comprehensive look at your options here in C-U and beyond.
Sara talks with Ainslie Heinlich, Odd Fellow and organizer of the Odd Market, coming up this Saturday.
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