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Being the second largest city in Illinois; Aurora, is one of Chicagoland's outer suburbs. It has a population of approximately 199,000 people and is also…

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Train traveling through the woods along the Mississippi. Picture taken from Mississippi Palisades State Park in Illinois, with Iowa in the distance across the…

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(Part 1) Route 66 is the most famous road in America. Generations of travelers have romanticized this highway as a symbol of unlimited mobility and freedom of…

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If you missed part 1 of this post, you can find it here. The sights and sounds of a State fair. Alright, I know you can't hear the sounds, but you can pretend…

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Have you ever attended the lantern launch during the Asian Fest at Morton Arboretum? Last year I stayed until it was full dark outside and got some of my…

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In the United States 44 men have served as president. The first, being George Washington. Washington and Lincoln (number 16) are considered to be the two…
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