carlyleEach year, more than 800,000 visitors come to Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, a gorgeous 3,000 acre site located on the west shore of Carlyle Lake. Main features include a swimming pool and opportunities for camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, bird watching and hiking.

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President Barack Obama and The First Lady in Chicago

Calling it the place where “all the strands of my life came together,” President Barack Obama announced today that the city where he declared his victory in the race to become the 44th president of the United States will also host his presidential library.

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sandwich police

Every state has its fair share of unique town names. Illinois is no different. Whether it’s a differing pronunciation of somewhere famous, or just an outright strange name, Illinois is home to some truly unique town names.

Take a look here at our list of unique Illinois town names.

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Lincoln family

Those choosing to spend their vacation in the United States made Illinois a stop on their trip at record levels last year, according to data released by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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