Crews install new signs, awnings, insulation and dry wall, among other updates, at the soon-to-reopen hospital Tuesday in Peru. OSF Healthcare is planning on re-opening the building on Sunday, April 7.
The Starved Rock Breakwater project is a habitat restoration effort designed to restore submerged aquatic vegetation in the Illinois River, Starved Rock Pool. Excessive sedimentation and the island erosion is causing a dramatic loss in productive backwater side channels and island area. The project is expected to cost between $5 and $10 million.
Fat Tuesday was celebrated from Spring Valley to Marseilles, and parts in between in the Illinois Valley, with bakeries selling paczkis. The Polish pastries date back to the 1700s when bakers would use up their sugars, jellies and other items for the treats prior to Lent.