38 things we love about Illinois: No. 2
2. Boneyard Creek
Once it flooded Campustown in such wanton exuberance that students would canoe along Green Street as water washed through bars, storefronts and classroom buildings. Now—thanks to a $22 million detention project begun by the city of Champaign and the University in 2008—the Boneyard wends somewhat more docilely and far more beautifully around and through campus, including a lovely landscaped stretch along the Bardeen Quad.
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