April 2018

Cruising for cuisine

If you’ve ever been to a city or festival with a variety of food trucks, then you know they go beyond your typical street food. Once considered of questionable quality, today’s trucks offer all levels of foods from a basic hotdog or taco to those that offer gourmet or locally-sourced items such as gourmet grilled […]


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Cruising for cuisine

If you’ve ever been to a city or festival with a variety of food trucks, then you know they go beyond your typical street food. Once considered of questionable quality, today’s trucks offer all levels of foods from a basic hotdog or taco to those that offer gourmet or locally-sourced items such as gourmet grilled […]

Art, architecture and amusement at Allerton

Tucked away in the middle of farmland outside of Monticello hides a paradise. Driving down county roads barely large enough for two cars to meet, you suddenly enter a world where you may not think you’re in Illinois anymore. Allerton Park and Retreat Center contains 1,500 acres of woodland and prairie areas, a meadow, formal […]

A (careful) day in the life of a lineworker

Larry’s typical day as an electric co-op lineworker actually started the night before. He was getting ready for bed when a woman reported her power was out. It was Larry’s weekly overnight to be on call, so the co-op truck was already in his driveway. He drove it to the woman’s house, ID’d a problem […]

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