Starved Rock State Park seeks info on vandals who spray-painted face of Sandstone Point

Park staff is uncertain if it will be able to remove the paint

An aerial view of the fall colors over Eagle Cliff high above the Illinois River on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 at Starved Rock State Park

Vandals recently spray-painted blue and black graffiti on the face of Sandstone Point at Starved Rock State Park.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation police discovered the damage during the weekend, the park said in a news release Wednesday.

“It’s unlikely park staff will be able to remove the paint,” according to the release. “This one hurts. The rock at Sandstone Point has been there since glacial times, and it’s been largely undisturbed until now.”

The park is asking that anyone who knows who is responsible for this act of vandalism or who saw suspicious activity at Sandstone Point call the conservation police tipline at 877-2DNRLAW. Information can be provided anonymously.

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