Starved Rock news
The La Salle County Historical Society presents a dramatization about explorer Louis Jolliet at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Starved Rock Lodge, as part of the 350th anniversary of the Jolliet/Marquette expedition.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will offer free boating safety education classes at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam on Dee Bennett Road on April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19.
The mayors of Oglesby, La Salle, Princeton, Utica and Peru shared accomplishments, issues and future goals at the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce State of the Cities event Thursday afternoon.
Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem was one of six mayors who participated in the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Cities event Thursday, highlighting several projects ahead for the city.
Construction the roundabout at Route 178 and U.S. 6 in Utica resumes Monday, weather permitting, and should be finished by mid-June.
Event highlights for the Illinois Valley on the weekend before St. Patrick's Day.
5 things to do in the Illinois Valley this weekend
Mark Walczynski will be the La Salle County Genealogy Guild’s guest speaker at its next monthly meeting.
A hair from the Starved Rock murders was found to have DNA. It wasn’t Chester Weger’s. So whose hair was it?Weger attorney Andy Hale said Friday they still don’t know. An attempt to crosscheck it against a DNA databank came up empty.
Chester Weger wants a lab to analyze additional hairs from the Starved Rock murders. A judge could decide April 19 whether that evidence will undergo fresh tests.
‘Steel Magnolias,’ a Valentine’s haunted house and learning about fossils at Starved Rock State Park are just among some events planned this weekend in the Illinois Valley.
An ice fall can be seen Tuesday at Starved Rock State Park. With the recent warmer temperatures, the ice column is beginning to fade away for the season.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police took part last week in saving an injured bald eagle downstream of Starved Rock State Park.
Illinois Valley residents will have an opportunity to take advantage of winter activities this weekend with a sled dog demonstration planned at Starved Rock State Park, as well as ice skating opportunities in several communities.
Bald Eagles fly over the Illinois River on Tuesday at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam near Utica. A countless number of eagles can be spotted at the lock and dam and Plum Island during the winter months.