Robert Allerton ParkFrom zip-lining in the Shawnee National Forest to amusement parks in Lake County, Illinois offers a number of ways to enjoy the outdoors.

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The Hyde Park university’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship, aims to bring in world-class researchers and apply the study of data toward addressing some of the world’s most persistent problems.

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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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AOTM - Bruce WaltersBruce Walters started drawing at a young age and has had a lifelong passion for art. Walters has taught at Western Illinois University since 1997. He has also worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for corporations, museums, federal and state institutions, advertising agencies and the media. Walters’ artwork has been displayed in more than 100 solo, invitational and competitive exhibitions − primarily in the Midwest.

 

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Naperville ranked safest large city in the United States

If you’re looking for a large city with low crime, one recent ranking claims you can’t do better than Illinois’ fifth-largest city.

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