Most abandoned locations tend to see decay rather quickly once they're emptied out. That's not the case for a forgotten 50's-themed diner in Illinois that's still in decent shape after more than a decade of being forgotten.
If there ever was a moment of "don't try this at home, kids", it's this. New video shows a pro water skier in Jacksonville, Illinois who just got massive air off of a jump that would make a bird envious.
If you'd like to getaway and enjoy what life might have been like back in the 1800's, there's a log cabin you need to see near Jacksonville, Illinois. It's "Audrey's Abode", a fully-restored historic cabin and you can see what it's like inside.
The other day, we offered up some suggestions for Missouri romantic getaways. In the interest of equal time, we thought we should also pass along some suggestions on places for you and your sweetie to get away to in the Land of Lincoln.
The 2015 Illinois Trout Fishing Season begins tomorrow at 5 a.m. in the Land of Lincoln. Every year the Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state with rainbow trout.
Hot dog! Smokey, a Labrador/Retriever mix based out of Station 2 in Jacksonville, Illinois, has been named winner of the NBC 'Chicago Fire' Top Dog Competition. Smokey will appear on NBC’s 'Chicago Fire' in a cameo role during an upcoming episode later this season. More than 100 firehouse dogs nationwide entered the contest. Smokey will also make an appearance on 'Today.'
Former WBC World Heavyweight Champion boxer Ken Norton passed away yesterday at the age of 70, after a long battle with poor health complicated by a series of recent strokes. Norton, known nationally, also had local ties to this area.