Small Town Eatery Serves Up Legendary Fried Chicken

Good food is worth driving for, but great food is worth embarking on a road trip to experience for yourself! Today we take a trip to Ladd's own Rip's Tavern, the iconic fried chicken restaurant that is now offering convenient curbside pick-up.Rip’s is legendary for one other thin…
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Huge Socially Distant Holiday Light Display!

Huge Socially Distant Holiday Light Display!

LaSalle's Celebration of Lights, held at Rotary Park, boasts more than 300 themed holiday-themed displays! This year, a new 1/4 mile addition was built to feature more lights than ever before. The "Celebration of Lights" is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5…
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5 "Illinois Made" Small Businesses In Starved Rock Country!

5 "Illinois Made" Small Businesses In Starved Rock Country!

The Illinois Office of Tourism announced today that 31 new small businesses, or ‘makers,’ have been added to the popular Illinois Made list! This program inspires locals and visitors to discover hidden gems, like locally sourced honey producers, tattoo art galleries, candlemakers…
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Ghost Stories on the I and M Canal

Ghost Stories on the I and M Canal

As dusk falls, come out and hear about the ghostly tales of the I&M Canal on the haunted boat tour this weekend from October 25-27. This Halloween adventure is filled with legends, mystery and horror. Let their talented tour guides divulge the many secrets, spirits, and scandals …
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Small Town Eatery Serves Up Legendary Fried Chicken

Small Town Eatery Serves Up Legendary Fried Chicken

Good food is worth driving for, but great food is worth embarking on a road trip to experience for yourself! Today we take a trip to Ladd's own Rip's Tavern, the iconic fried chicken restaurant that is now offering convenient curbside pick-up.Rip’s is legendary for one other thin…
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Homegrown Wines

Homegrown Wines

August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. in Downtown Utica is Starved Rock Country’s award winning winery. August Hill Winery has been making wine since 2002. The Winery includes caves for aging wine, a tasting room, a sparkling wine program, and a staff that is family. Enjoy …
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A Spectacular Family Getaway

A Spectacular Family Getaway

Just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers cozy lodging, a playful dining scene and a thrilling waterpark! The Honey Pot offers a convenient place to grab a quick bite to eat, while Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual …
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Final Hours: Fall Cabin Vacation Getaway!

Final Hours: Fall Cabin Vacation Getaway!

Enter for your chance to win a FREE two-night stay in a luxury riverfront cottage in Starved Rock Country, courtesy of Harbor Inn by Heritage Harbor! Act fast, this contest ends at 11:59PM, Thrusday Nov. 12, 2020.Harbor Inn Cottage Rentals by Heritage Harbor are the perfect way t…
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Experience A Cozy Cottage Getaway At Harbor Inn

Experience A Cozy Cottage Getaway At Harbor Inn

Harbor Inn Cottage Rentals by Heritage Harbor are the perfect way to savor the sights and sounds of fall, while still staying cozy and socially distant on your vacation.Located in Ottawa's Heritage Harbor marina resort community, only about a 90-minute drive from the heart of Chi…
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