Having cabin fever? Here are the best open places in Illinois to go out and explore nature

Ji Suk Yi

A runner cruises on a trail along Lake Michigan, as she takes advantage of the mild early fall temperatures, Thursday morning, Sept. 24, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

In Chicago, there is no better time than the spring to get outside and enjoy nature with your family, especially during this difficult time. Emily Reusswig, Director of Communications at Openlands, joins Ji to talk about their Get Outside Map that serves as an interactive guide to hundreds of outdoor sites in and around the city, including parks, forest preserves, hiking trails and much more. Make sure to check the space’s website to get updated information on closures and follow CDC guidelines on social distancing.

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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