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Plein air oil painting: Beck Lake, Rain or Shine

A mix of rain and sun today. I spent an hour between showers at Beck Lake, facing east. A few people were kayaking, a few fishing. 66 more words

Oil Painting

2015-05-29

Had a chance to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden on Thursday. The timing could have been better. The middle of the afternoon on a cloudless day is not prime time for image making… but I take what I can get, and try to make the most of it. 12 more words

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"Cop On Top" in Moline raises money for Special Olympics

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – Police officers in Moline had a great view today, hanging out on the roof of Dunkin Donuts, all for a good cause. 117 more words

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Morrison looking into pet ordinance

MORRISON, Ill (KWQC) – “To hear that a city doesn’t have animal ordinances seems a little surprising,” said Pam Arndt, Director of the Scott County Human Society. 374 more words

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Impasse Between Rauner, Democrats Continues Over Budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled Legislature on Friday appeared far from ending an impasse over a new state budget, as legislative leaders acknowledged they’ll blow past their end-of-session deadline without a deal and both sides dug in for a fight that could last well into summer. 697 more words

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New radar technology helping NWS detect small tornados

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A new addition to radar in the last couple of years is helping the National Weather Service detect twisters that touch down fast and dissipate. 270 more words

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Me, Myself, and Nature


 Howdy,

I thought this one can be about myself and my relationship with nature. In all honesty, it has just been the past five years I have been obsessed with hiking but I have always been an outside person. 512 more words

Hiking