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PHOTO: Melting Ice Sheet on the Kankakee River in Illinois

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Like a giant cut diamond, this chunk of ice sits on the edge of a melting ice sheet on the Kankakee River in Wilmington, Illinois

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PHOTO: Winter Thaw on the Kankakee River in Illinois

Click on above photo to view it in large format: When the thaw comes each spring on the Kankakee River in Wilmington, Illinois, the frozen river breaks up into mini icebergs and crystal ice formations

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Summer On The Kankakee River

Illinois winters are brutal, but summer brings a special kind of beauty to the banks of the Kankakee River:

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A River Runs Through It – Flooding Everything

The Kankakee River ice jam is no more. Two days ago the temperature in Illinois soared to a record breaking 60 degrees; this on the heels of weeks of sub-zero temperatures that had frozen the river solid. As the thermometer climbed, the ice began to melt and crack, piling up in giant slabs…

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Crazy Illinois Winter Weather Brings Ice Jams, Flooding, and Tornadoes on the Kankakee River

Unless this crazy weather pattern stops, I’m afraid my family is going to run me out of town on a rail for fear that I am a jinx. To begin with, this has been Illinois’ coldest December in many years. The Kankakee River, which runs right by my Dad’s front door, NEVER freezes…

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Farewell To Illinois Until My Next Family Affair

Were it not for the fact that my family lives in Illinois I would never go there. I believe that every person, place and thing has a unique frequency. As we interact with other people, places and things these frequencies come into contact with each other. Sometimes they resonate with one another and…

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