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Listen now: Bagelfest and our top 10 favorite hiking spots in Illinois

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Welcome back to another episode of 'Long Story Short' where we recap Central Illinois news from Lee Enterprises' journalists.

In this week's episode, reporters Kelsey Watznauer and Sierra Henry preview the annual Mattoon Bagelfest while touching on several pieces of local and regional news.

McQuarter's cooking

McQuarter's Pub kitchen manager Ron Maggi prepares a California turkey bagel sandwich with steak fries on Monday at this restaurant at the Cross County Mall in Mattoon as a Bagelfest week special.

Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear a short discussion on columnist Lenore Sobota's top 10 favorite hiking spots in Central Illinois.

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Music by Podington Bear.

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Lee Enterprises' reporters give brief overviews of newsworthy stories by journalists at The Pantagraph, the Herald & Review and the Journal-Gazette/Times Courier. Subscribe to Long Story Short for free at Apple Podcasts/iTunes and Spotify.

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Lee Enterprises' reporters give brief overviews of newsworthy stories by journalists at The Pantagraph, the Herald & Review and the Journal-Gazette/Times Courier. Subscribe to Long Story Short for free at Apple Podcasts/iTunes and Spotify.

Contact Sierra Henry at 309-820-3234. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_sierrahenry.

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