Have I ever blogged about Dan Fogelberg? I'd be surprised if I haven't. He was an incredible singer/songwriter during the 1970s and 80s. And we're from the same town! Well, technically he's from Peoria, but close enough. His father was the band director at Pekin High -- which is where my parents and grandmother went to school. His song "Leader of the Band" is pretty great too. But today, I have Illinois on the mind. I'm heading home on Thursday and I can't wait to see that Peoria skyline again. I can't wait to cross the bridge and head through Pekin. I can't wait to be back in Green Acres -- yep, that's where I live. Joke away. I can't wait to spend a couple days in Monmouth. And Saturday in Chicago. I can't wait to spend Sunday afternoon at my grandparents' looking out over the fields. The sound of chickens in the background. No matter where I end up (and these days I'm kind of thinking DC), I'll always call Illinois home.