Clint, we're actually from the far west side of the state, just about 15 miles east of the Mississippi, and about 15 miles south of the Quad Cities.
That La Fox area looks like it was an amazing livestock area at one time. We passed farmstead after farmstead with silos and feeding systems that were once used to finish cattle. Sadly, its now becoming part of the western suburbs of Chicago. It's great that the farming families are able to realize the significant value of their properties by selling off the land by the square foot, but very sad that we are paving over some of the most productive farm land that could be found anywhere in the world. I guess that is progress????