Prairie Fox Books To Host Masquerade  Murder Mystery

Prairie Fox Books To Host Masquerade Murder Mystery

UPDATE: Registration for this event is closed, but Prairie Fox Books will be hosting another Murder Mystery in the near future! Be sure to follow www.facebook.com/prairiefoxbooks/ to stay up to date!This show is geared toward adult audiences, and may feature some mature themes. T…
Photo Gallery: Utica's Mardi Gras Parade

Photo Gallery: Utica's Mardi Gras Parade

Beautiful downtown Utica played host to their annual Mardi Gras Day celebration this past Saturday. From floats to festive masks, here's an inside look at this cajun celebration!Wearing a Mardi Gras-themed hat that was more than appropriate for the occasion, Dan Bittner, of Ottaw…
Come Party At Utica's Mardi Gras Parade

Come Party At Utica's Mardi Gras Parade

Located just two minutes to the north of Starved Rock State Park, the Village of North Utica will once again be playing host to one of the most exciting Mardi Gras Parades that Illinois has to offer! Here's what you need to know, before you go!Big fun comes to North Utica's small…
Plan Your Starved Rock Wedding

Plan Your Starved Rock Wedding

This Sunday, January 5th, from noon to 3pm, head to the Great Hall at Starved Rock Lodge for the 15th Annual Starved Rock Lodge Wedding Expo! Meet preferred vendors, explore the wedding venue, sample delicious cuisine and enjoy complimentary champagne! Here's everything you need …
Santa Takes Flight During Peru's Holiday Fest

Santa Takes Flight During Peru's Holiday Fest

Santa will be making his grand entrance into Peru's "Hometown Christmas" festival, not with a sleigh and reindeer, but a helicopter! Here's everything you need to know about Peru's festivities, taking place this Saturday and Sunday.
Tis' The Season For La Salle's Christkindlmarket

Tis' The Season For La Salle's Christkindlmarket

The La Salle Business Association's annual Christkindlmarket returns with artisan vendors and family friendly entertainment, this Saturday and Sunday!La Salle's own Uptown Grill will provide an authentic German menu, in addition to seasonal beer, mulled wine, hot cider, and of co…
Chris Kringle Market Brings Big Charm To Starved Rock Country

Chris Kringle Market Brings Big Charm To Starved Rock Country

Get into the holiday spirit with the fourth annual Chris Kringle Market in downtown Ottawa! The market features artisan gift vendors, tasty holiday treats, traditional German-style beer, and memorable activities for the whole family to enjoy!For more information on the Chris Krin…
Enjoy A Lighted Parade In Downtown Streator

Enjoy A Lighted Parade In Downtown Streator

Keeping Christmas Close to Home returns to Streator this Saturday, November 30th. After you've enjoyed an afternoon of browsing for botique bargains during Small Business Saturday, take a trip out to Streator for a beautiful lighted parade through their historic downtown!For more…
Starved Rock Country Holiday Festival Guide

Starved Rock Country Holiday Festival Guide

Santa is taking over Starved Rock Country this weekend. Come out and spend the day at one of these unforgettable, family-friendly, holiday celebrations. From parades to holiday markets, carriage rides to carolers, the SRC area is your family's destination for celebrating the seas…
Festival of Lights Parade Returns to Ottawa on Friday Nov. 29

Festival of Lights Parade Returns to Ottawa on Friday Nov. 29

Kick off your holiday season at The City of Ottawa's annual Festival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! Come out on Friday, November 29th, to see why so many families bundle up to enjoy this beautiful holiday tradition.[Ottawa Times File Photo]