Silhouettes of trees against dark purple night sky full of stars

The Last Dark Skies of Northwest Illinois

There’s a whole lot of nothing in northwest Illinois before you reach the Mississippi River. Between Savanna and Galena, it’s just cornfields and an occasional one-street farming town. So, what’s the awesome weekend sightseeing destination marked on my map? Nothing! It’s great because there’s nothing out there. There’s no cities,…