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. blacktopped county roads wend through no-stoplight towns. locals speak in soft drawls and talk of generations who've lived on the same land or in the same villages. the remote and rugged shawnee national forest attracts hikers,
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