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60 within 60

60 within 60

The following is a list of 60 destinations and events in and around the Illinois Valley. Many are nearby and well known to residents, and th…
Crossing that bridge when you come to it

Crossing that bridge when you come to it

It wasn’t that long ago that “The Bridges of Madison County,” first as a novel and then as a major motion picture, drew attention to vintage…
Coming up roses

Coming up roses

Lori Mudge knows her job as owner of De’Vine Floral Designs and Gifts in Oglesby and Granville is not a 40-hour-a-week occupation.
Cool in a crisis

Cool in a crisis

Seventeen years ago, Diana Stiles never dreamed of a career in telecommunications. But as soon as the idea found her, it seemed to be fate.
Sidewalk stories

Sidewalk stories

About a year ago, the Little Free Library (LFL) movement made its debut in Princeton. The small, colorful and uniquely decorated libraries h…
No clubs required

No clubs required

The pleasure of getting outside to play 18 holes is the goal of all golfers, but more and more are choosing to attempt to shoot par by throw…
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