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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
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John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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ART EXHIBIT | Absolutely Abstract | Dixon

Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 10:00 am until Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 4:00 pm
Categories: Art Exhibits, Lee County
ART EXHIBIT | Absolutely Abstract | Dixon

Always a popular show

July 23-Sept. 3, 2022
This exhibit focuses on the subject of abstracts, both 2D and 3D. Featured media are painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fiber arts, hand-pulled prints, and photography.

The show opens to the public on July 23 and runs through Sept. 3 during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Opening reception

The opening reception and awards presentation are Friday, July 29, 6-8 p.m.


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