At Home in Central Illinois

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Displaying the spirit of the season

This Tuscola home is known for its outdoor light display.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

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A great place for a party

An Urbana home, ideal for entertaining, features multiple decorated trees.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

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Dressing up the holiday season

The costumes for the annual production of "The Nutcracker" are a visual treat.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

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A family treasure in the cornfields

A restored family home, preserved for future generations.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

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Barn again

Timber frame from 1800s barn provides the bones for this home.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

Japanese Elegance

Jim Bier created a garden modeled on those he's admired in Japan.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

A Cook’s Kitchen

Remodeled kitchen in older home suits cook's needs.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

Splendid landscapes

Photographer's work shows beauty of Central Illinois

Story:Jodi Heckel

Family oasis

Sandra and David Lampert have filled their property with trees, shade plants, and annual and perennial flowers.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

Transformation

A historic Urbana home was resurrected after a fire

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Heather Coit