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Located in Will County, the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area is a peaceful setting with flowing rivers and natural prairie land. Nature lovers and sportsmen will find themselves at home at this park.

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home attracts worldwide architecture enthusiastsThe Dana-Thomas House on 3rd Street and Lawrence Avenue in Springfield was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902. Springfield socialite Susan Lawrence Dana commissioned Wright to build the home after inheriting a large sum of money from her father, Rheuna Lawrence.

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Cave-In-Rock State Park

Located in southern Illinois, the heavily wooded Cave-In-Rock State Park sits across high bluffs overlooking the scenic Ohio River. The park is named after the 55-foot-wide cave that was carved out of limestone rock by water thousands of years ago.

Steeped in rich history dating back several centuries, Cave-In-Rock once served as shelter for Native Americans and French explorers. During the late 18th century and early 19th century, it was rumored to be frequented by outlaws. This reputation led the cave to be used as the backdrop for a scene in the 1962 movie “How the West Was Won.”

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Fountain Square EvanstonBoard members of the World Wildlife Fund named Evanston to lead the United States in observance of Earth Hour, an annual celebration of sustainability efforts.

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Quincy is inviting residents and tourists to come take part in a yearlong celebration of the city’s 175th anniversary. The event began Feb. 3, and the city plans other festivities throughout the year, including a parade in May.

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