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A glass of beer from Riggs Beer Company in Urbana, Illinois
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All those local farms lead to some tasty concoctions – over 90% of the grains used to make Riggs Beer Company's German-style beers comes from their 100-year-old family farm

Members of the Amish community in Arthur, Illinois bike through verdant farmlands
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You can visit (and purchase homemade goods from) Illinois' largest Amish population in Arthur, just south of the Champaign-Urbana area

The Roger Ebert ‘thumbs up’ statue outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois
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Famed film critic Roger Ebert, who made the “thumbs up” sign universal in film review is from Champaign-Urbana. During the annual Ebertfest film festival, festival-goers uphold the unofficial tradition of taking a “thumbs up” photo with his statue.