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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois

This year I gave my daughters an early Christmas gift. It was easy-to-find, thoughtful, and free. The gift was a cardinal in a white oak tree. Yes, it’s unconventional. But my family lives in Illinois, and a Northern cardinal is …