Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "In Richmond, Ill., younger crowd brings new businesses, new life to small town" from the Chicago Tribune
Antique stores. Lots of them. That's what I remember about this McHenry County town tucked below the Wisconsin border.
When I was a kid growing up in suburban Chicago, my family spent many a summer weekend up north, near Lake Geneva, Wis. My sister, brother and I knew we were almost there when our station wagon would come to a crawl in traffic on U.S. Route 12, running right through the heart of Richmond.
The station wagon is long gone. I'm grown up and live in the city. But I continue to make that trip up north, routinely passing through this place with a population just shy of 1,900.
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