Do a Google or Bing search on these keywords and titles for more information OPRT Bridge Awards AISC Modern Steel Award Excellence in Structural Engineering Design Canals I & M Canal - A Corridor in Time - Lewis University Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor (National Park Service) I&M Canal Corridor Association Civic Center Authority - 12 towns from Lyons to Lemont Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau National Canal Museum New York State Canal System The Erie Canal History Indiana Canal Map City, County & State sites Cook County Forest Preserve District of Cook County Frankfort Frankfort Country Market Joliet Matteson New Lenox Park Forest Rich Township Richton Park Tinley Park Will County Forest Preserve District of Will County State of Illinois Bicycling, Walking & Hiking Chicagoland Bicycle Federation Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club Joliet Bicycle Club League of Illinois Bicyclists General information Lincoln Net - South Metropolitan Regional Area Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Historical museums & libraries Matteson Historical Museum Illinois State Museum Illinois State Historical Society Library of Congress New Lenox Public Library New York State Archive Canal Records
Park Forest Library Park Forest: A Planned Community, online images Park Forest Historical Society University of Michigan Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection Railroads The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad A Brief History of Conrail The New York Central Penn Central Railroad Indiana Railfans Illinois Railway Museum American Rails • Illinois Railroading American Rails • Illinois Interurbans National Railway Historical Society Burlington Route Historical Society Mid-Continent Railway Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Historical Society Chicago Transit and Railfan Website Shore Line Interurban Historical Society Roads Lincoln Highway Association Lincoln Highway Association - Illinois Chapter Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor FHWA "America's Byway" Tall Grass Prairie Flora List - OPRT between Central and Ridgeland Ken Robertson- Illinois Natural History Survey Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Central Park Wetland Restoration - Park Forest Northern Wildlife Prairie Research Center USDA Natural Research Conservation Service Trails Bicycle Trails in Illinois - League of Illinois Bicyclists American Discovery Trail: Illinois IDOT Bicycling: Recreational Trails: Alphabetical Listing Midwest Rail Trails Rails To Trails Conservancy Active Living Resource Center Interesting Historical Documents Illinois railroads reach Galesburg, Illinois in 1866 Illinois, Chicago & Michigan in 1860 Chicago in 1868 
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Old Plank Road Trail
A 22-mile recreation and nature trail in northeastern Illinois