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A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

05/06/2013

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Bigfoot Group Watchful Along Flooded Missouri River

Bigfoot researchers say flooding may increase sasquatch sightings

06/08/2011

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Southern IL Bike Trail Finished 14 Years After Groundbreaking

Construction of the $7 million trail began in 1997 and it was dedicated in 2001. It travels through the Shawnee National Forest.

03/20/2011