When the doors at Herman’s Liquor N Wine opened early Wednesday morning it was to welcome customers to the new building at the same Ottawa location, just behind the structure that has housed the business since the 1970s.
Pancake ice forms at the bottom of the Starved Rock Lock and Dam chamber on Wednesday Feb. 17, 2021. Pancake ice is a rare phenomenon when the ice forms over a turbulent area of water during extremely cold weather. Pancake ice formation is often found in the Arctic or Lake Michigan after an extended period of bitterly cold temperatures. These discs of ice rotate consistently and spin into other discs.