Hikers Found Safe in Shawnee National Forest after SearchFive adults and three children were lost for about three hours.
Energy Companies Look To Make Southern Illinois Future Home Of 'Fracking'This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.
Bigfoot Group Watchful Along Flooded Missouri River Bigfoot researchers say flooding may increase sasquatch sightings
Southern IL Bike Trail Finished 14 Years After GroundbreakingConstruction of the $7 million trail began in 1997 and it was dedicated in 2001. It travels through the Shawnee National Forest.

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