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A Christmas Light Display Built by Prison Inmates

Convicts at Sheridan Correctional Center helped build some of the displays in this year's Festival of Lights in Aurora.

Credit: Aurora Festival of Lights / Aurora Rotary Club
Credit: Aurora Festival of Lights / Aurora Rotary Club
Illinois prison inmates lent a creative hand to one of the largest free holiday lights displays in northern Illinois, according to WGN TV. The trees were built by inmates welded, painted and wired the displays. There are 45 displays along the one-mile route. The best thing is you can stay in your car. Even better — it's free. Donations are accepted, however.

The lights go on every night at 5 p.m. in Phillips Park in Aurora, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, and will be on display until Dec. 26. For more information visit aurorafestivaloflights.com.

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