Arts of Starved Rock Country Artisan Gift Guide

Arts of Starved Rock Country Artisan Gift Guide

This Holiday season, give the gift of a one-of-a-kind piece of art, made right here in Starved Rock Country! The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund, an arm of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, has compiled a list with great last-minute gift ideas.
Chris Kringle Market Kicks Off In Ottawa!

Chris Kringle Market Kicks Off In Ottawa!

Looking for a socially distant outdoor shopping experience? Plan a trip Ottawa's festive Chris Kringle Market, taking place Dec. 4-6 and 11-13 at the Jordan Block (539 Columbus St.)!
Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Made In Starved Rock Country

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Made In Starved Rock Country

This holiday season, give the gift of a one-of-a-kind item, made right here in Starved Rock Country! We've assembled a collection of eight amazing artisans, creating excellent last-minute presents and stocking stuffers.A Bottle Of Brandy From Star Union Spirits A Hand Blown Ornam…
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…
Destination Antique Store True North Just Got Even Bigger!

Destination Antique Store True North Just Got Even Bigger!

True North knows shopping can, and should, be an adventure. Now this popular destination has just embarked on one of their own, a massive store expansion that will bring you even more amazing vintage and recycled items.If you've been to True North before, the store will feel at o…
New Adventures Arrive At Starved Rock Entertainment!

New Adventures Arrive At Starved Rock Entertainment!

Located just a short drive from the gates of Starved Rock State Park, near downtown Utica, you'll find the family-friendly adventure destination known as Starved Rock Entertainment! This all-in-one entertainment center, that features three challenging escape rooms and a multi-lev…
Small Business Sidewalk Sales Sales

Small Business Sidewalk Sales Sales

While Ottawa's popular Riverfest may not be on the books for 2020, you'll still find a variety of exciting social distance-friendly outdoor activities taking place this weekend, including a series of exciting sidewalk sales!Here's a look at which stores and boutiques will be part…
Experience artisan market, al fresco dining in scenic village!

Experience artisan market, al fresco dining in scenic village!

Located two minutes from the entrance of Starved Rock State Park, and just a short drive from I-80 and I-39, you'll find a true hidden gem, the village of North Utica. This canal town, steeped in rich history and beautiful nature, features some of the best pub-style dining and bo…