This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.
It’s been an exhausting few days, so let’s take a moment to appreciate Beautiful Illinois.
I’m not talking about the state of Illinois, though I’m sure it’s great. I’m talking about @IllinoisViews, a Twitter account dedicated to posting the most breathtaking photos of their beloved Prairie State. Kind of.
The account, which offers no information about its creators, tweets stunning photos of other places and insists they’re in Illinois.
We all know the Sidney Opera House is in … Illinois.
Who wouldn’t want to visit “Evanston, aka Heavenston” for a romantic, palatial Mediterranean getaway? With jaw-dropping beaches and castles that seem to touch the water, you’re sure to have a memorable time right in the heart of the United States.
Need to get out of the city for a forest camping trip? Check out Homewood, Illinois, for massive redwood tress and crystal clear lakes.
Let’s not forget Illinois’ tropical side, where you might catch a glimpse of sharks while sipping your piña colada by the ocean.
Sure, none of this is real. But in the void that was the news this week, Beautiful Illinois stayed endlessly positive about the undeniably gorgeous Prairie State.
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